Alea Publishing: Composers

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We are proud to publish original works by living composers from around the world, as well as arrangements of great works of the past!


A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y



Daniel Adams

Daniel Adams (b. 1956, Miami, FL) is a Professor of Music at Texas Southern University in Houston where he has served on the taught courses in music theory and composition since 1988. Adams holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (1985) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music from the University of Miami (1981) and a Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University (1978). He currently serves as the CMS Board Member for Composition. He is the composer of numerous published musical compositions and the author of many articles and reviews on various topics related to Twentieth Century percussion music, musical pedagogy, and the music of Texas. His book entitled The Solo Snare Drum was published by Honey Rock in 2000. He is also the author of two entries published in 2009 in the Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History 1896 to the Present and has authored a revision of the Miami, Florida entry for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013). Adams has served as a panelist and lecturer nationally and internationally, on topics ranging from music composition pedagogy to faculty governance. In 2011 he presented a composition Master Class at Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea. His music has been performed throughout the United States, and in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, Costa Rica, Argentina, Canada, and South Korea. His music is recorded on Capstone, Ravello, Summit, Albany, and Potenza Records.

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Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

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Ana Paola Santillán Alcocer

Ana Paola Santillán Alcocer is a native of Mexico City. She began her composition studies at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Musicales (CIEM) where she studied with Ma. Antonieta Lozano, Alejandro Velasco (Kavindu) and Gerardo Taméz. She holds a Licenciate in Music composition (LTCL) with distinction and the AMus TCL Diploma in Theory, Criticism and Literature from Trinity College London, having studied composition and piano with Vincent Carver. She received her Master of Music degree (magna cum laude) from The Shepherd School of Music (Rice University) having studied composition with Shih-Hui Chen and Arthur Gottschalk, and piano with Jeanne Kierman.

She has spent several summers studying music composition at Brevard Music Center, the CASMI International Summer Program in Composition in Prague, Czech Republic, the ISAM International Summer Academy of Music in Michelstadt, Germany, and the Fontainebleau American Conservatory in France.

She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including first prize at the interdisciplinary competition Spectacle des architectes et compositeurs 2008 (Fontainebleau, France), a Fulbright scholarship, the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme, resident composer at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, winner of the Paul Cooper Prize in Composition 2008 (Rice University), 2nd prize in the Josef Dorfman Memorial International Composition Prize 2007 (Michelstadt, Germany), and three selected works at the Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva Manuel Enriquez festival, among others.

Ana Paola's music has been premiered, recorded and/or performed by such ensembles as The Het Trio, the Enso, Camerton and Carlos Chavez String Quartets, Duo Sonoris, Speculuum Musicae, the New York New Music Ensemble, The Woodlands Symphony and the Shepherd School Chamber orchestra, among others.

Works published by Alea:

  • Fractum for flute, bass clarinet, and piano

Deborah Anderson

Deborah J. Anderson is a Northwest American composer with over sixty works for a wide variety of voices and instruments. ALRY Publications has published many of her works, including several for flute, flute choir, and bassoon. A number of these pieces have been favorably reviewed in The Flute Quarterly, Flute Talk, and the Journal of the International Double Reed Society.

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Johann Christian Bach

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  • Concerto arranged for bass clarinet & piano

Johann Sebastian Bach

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Ludwig van Beethoven

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  • Variations arranged for bass clarinet & piano
  • Eyeglass Duo arranged for clarinet/bass clarinet duet
  • Three Duos arranged for clarinet/bass clarinet duet
  • Trio Op.87 arranged for clarinet trio (3 soprano clarinets)

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

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Johannes Brahms

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Jean-Baptiste Bréval

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Max Bruch

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John Carbon

Born in 1951, composer John Carbon's eclectic musical background accounts for the wide variety of styles that he now embraces in his work. During his high school years he played and wrote for a rock band, but he also performed standard classical repertoire as a pianist and clarinetist, composing orchestral works that were influenced by Stravinsky and Prokofiev. His father played jazz saxophone, and some of Carbon's works, notably his Clarinet Concerto (1993), written for Richard Stoltzman and the Warsaw Philharmonic, incorporate bluesy harmonies and rhythms.

Recently, an ever-more lyrical and tonal tendency can be heard in John Carbon's music, along with an increased interest in contrapuntal textures. His music is rhythmically propulsive, sometimes as a result of the introduction of vernacular styles such as ragtime and tango. Most of his later work is aligned with his own unique version of "the new tonality," but at the same time his music falls firmly in the post-modern camp, meaning that he fuses different styles from past eras with the present to create his own highly accessible and distinctive voice.

Much of John Carbon's orchestral music, including the concerti for clarinet, piano, trumpet and double bass, has been recorded by the Warsaw Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, New York Chamber Symphony, Concordia and the Seattle Symphony. Conductors who have performed and recorded his music include Gerard Schwarz, George Manahan, and Maron Alsop. Performances have included premieres in Boston's Symphony Hall, New York's Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, Merkin and Carnegie Halls, Smetena Hall in Prague, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and the Wuhan Conservatory in China.

Recordings of John Carbon's music can be found on the Naxos, Delos, MMC, CGS, Moonbridge, Emeritus, VMM and Zimbel labels. His primary publisher is JCcollections, and scores can be purchased from Sheetmusicplus, J. W. Pepper, Wehr's Music House, Alea Publishing and Lulu. He is presently the Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger Professor of Music at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Rodrigo Cardoso

Rodrigo Manuel Vieira Cardoso was born in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal in 1997. He entered the music academy of Castelo de Paiva in 2007, where he studied clarinet with Victor Pereira and composed music with the composer Ruben Andrade. Since September of 2015, he has been taking a degree (não tenho a certeza desta parte) in music composition at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. He has had the opportunity to study with composers João Madureira and Luis Tinoco.

In October 2015 he won the 1st prize of the composition competition of the music of the XXI century in the category of solo instrument, organized by the Music Academy of Viana do Castelo. He had the opportunity to have his works played in the Vianna da Motta auditorium, Musicalvão Festival, Church of the College (S. Miguel-Azores), Teatro S.Luiz (Municipal Theater of the city of Lisbon) and the multipurpose room of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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Ross James Carey

Ross James Carey is a composer and pianist. Born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1969, he currently teaches at Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. As both a composer and piano soloist and collaborative artist Ross has been active in a variety of settings, from international festivals and conferences to regional and community events, mainly in Australasia and Asia. His compositions draw upon a variety of sources reflecting his background as a classically trained musician active in this region. Ross' compositions have been presented at seven Asian Composers' League Festivals and recordings of his music include those by pianist Yuji Takahashi, guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita, Gamelan Padhang Moncar (New Zealand) and the Black Cedar Trio (California). As a pianist Ross is particularly interested in presenting his own works and those of composers from the wider Asia-Pacific region, and has given recitals at the 'International Congress of Women in Music', Beijing (2008) and 'East meets west' conference at the Hong Kong Baptist University (2009), among others.

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Frédéric Chopin

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Frank Corcoran

Born in Tipperary in 1944, Irish composer Frank Corcoran studied at Dublin, Maynooth, Rome and Berlin. He was a music inspector for the Irish government Department of Education from 1971 to 1979, after which he took up a composer fellowship at the Berlin Künstlerprogramm in West Berlin. He is the only Irish composer whose Symphony No.1 was premiered in Vienna (1981 R.S.O. Vienna / Lothar Zagrosek).

In the 1980s, he taught in Berlin, Stuttgart and Hamburg, where he was professor of composition and theory in the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst. He was a Fulbright visiting professor and Fulbright scholar in the U.S. in 1989-1990, and has been a guest lecturer at CalArts, Harvard University, U.W. Madison and Milwaukee, Princeton University, Boston College, New York University, N.Y. Fredonia and Indiana University.

His output includes chamber, symphonic, choral and electro-acoustic music, through which he explores particularly Irish issues like language and history. He has worked with text by the poet Seamus Heaney, in the chamber piece Mad Sweeney (1996), and by the Irish-language writer Gabriel Rosenstock.

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François Couperin

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Robert Davidson

Australian Robert Davidson is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder and artistic director of Topology, the ensemble-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Robert's compositions are regularly performed, recorded and broadcast around the world. All of Australia's professional orchestras and many leading soloists and ensembles have commissioned and performed his works. He has received many commissions for major works from festivals including the Qld Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, Olympics Arts Festival, Castlemaine Festival and many others. With Topology he has released six CD albums and a DVD, and has directed numerous collaborations with artists including The Kransky Sisters, Gerry Connolly, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Robert Forster, the Southern Cross Soloists, Misinterprotato and others.

Works published by Alea:

  • Jump for solo bass clarinet

Claude Debussy

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Antonín Dvorák

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Edward Elgar

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Gabriel Fauré

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Girolamo Frescobaldi

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  • Canzoni arranged for bass clarinet & piano

Wolfgang Gabriel

Austrian composer Wolfgang Gabriel was born in Vienna in 1930. At the Vienna Musikakademie, Gabriel studied piano with Grete Hinterhofer, conducting with Hans Swarowski and composition with Alfred Uhl. A few years after his own graduation from the Musikakademie, Gabriel returned as a member of the faculty, serving as repetiteur and coaching singing and opera. Gabriel continued in this post until his retirement in 1996. An active conductor as well as composer, he has served as musical director of the Akademische Orchesterverein Wein and the Cor der Bachgemeinde Wien. His compositional output includes symphonic, vocal, chamber and solo literature.

Gabriel has written a number of significant works for bass clarinet, beginning in the 1970s with works for the Due Boemi (Josef Horak and Emma Kovarnova), and later for Duo Alea (Michael and Kimberly Davenport).

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Domenico Gabrielli

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Arthur Gottschalk

American composer Arthur Gottschalk was born in California, but raised in the Northeastern United States. He attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition, a Master of Arts degree in Music Composition and English Literature, and his Doctorate in Music Composition, studying with William Bolcom, Ross Lee Finney, and Leslie Bassett. He is currently a Professor at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, where he is Chair of the Department of Music Theory and Composition, and where he directed the university's electronic and computer music laboratories until 2002.

In 1986 he co-founded Modern Music Ventures, Inc., a company which held a recording studio complex, a record production division, four publishing firms, and an artist management division, and for whom he produced records for PolyGram and Capitol. In 1998 Gottschalk abandoned these pursuits, in order that he might devote himself more fully to music composition. Gottschalk's teaching specialties include music business and law, film music, music theory, music composition, and counterpoint. As a film and television composer he numbers six feature films, twelve television scores, and numerous industrial films and commercials among his credits.

Among other awards, he is a recipient of the Charles Ives Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, annual ASCAP Awards since 1980, and has been a Composer-in-Residence at the famed Columbia/Princeton Electronic Music Center and for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has been recently honored with Special Recognition by the ASCAP Rudolph Nissim Awards, the First Prize of the Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Originale - Corciano, Italy, and with the First Prize of the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra composition competition. With well over one hundred compositions in his catalog, his music is performed regularly in Europe, Asia, and Australia, is recorded on New Ariel, Crystal, Summit, Capstone, Beauport Classical, ERMMedia, Golden Crest, and AURecordings, and is published by Subito Music, Shawnee Press, European American Music Distributors, and Spectrum Press (ASCAP). His book, Functional Hearing, is published by Scarecrow Press.

Works published by Alea:

  • Sonata for bass clarinet and piano
  • Oh, More or Less for tenor saxophone/bass clarinet duo, or bass clarinet duo

Geraldine Green

Geraldine Green was born in 1967. Her interest in music was awakened when she was 7 years old, during a holiday when she stayed with a family of musicians including the composer John Dunn. At 11 she began the clarinet and piano at the Belfast School of Music, where she studied until the age of 18. It was during this time that Geraldine's passion for composition began, and she began writing her first piano pieces and studying orchestration with the help and encouragement of her teacher Gerry Deignan.

In 1986 Geraldine went to the London College of Music to study clarinet with David Campbell and piano with Renalda Mackie. Following a 3 year degree course, she then completed a post graduate diploma in Film Music under Francis Shaw. By then the urge to write music could no longer be contained and in the years that followed she wrote a number of works. These included a Recorder Concertino, the Bass Clarinet Concerto, a Septet for string quintet, flute and harpsichord, and a concerto for B-flat clarinet and orchestra. During these years, Geraldine also wrote four musicals for Herne Hill Primary School in London.

Throughout the 1990s Geraldine taught clarinet and piano at Ibstock Place School in Roehapton, London, and this soon led to her producing orchestrations and arrangements for the school's orchestra, band and choir. Through this work she met Peter Morris who commissioned her to write a piece for his Thameside Clarinet Choir. After a break in music writing to start a family, March 2008 saw Geraldine return to writing with a seven movement piece for piano, 'Miscellany'. The year 2009 saw the world premiere of her flute concerto, performed by flautist Gary Woolf (who commissioned the work) and the Chiltern Camerata in High Wycombe, UK, and conducted by composer Simon Lambros. Geraldine is now married and lives in the UK with her family. She regularly plays clarinet and cello with local symphony orchestras, and also enjoys playing and writing traditional Irish Folk music.

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Christian Guerra

Christian Guerra was born in 1994 on the Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela. He began his studies as a percussionist in different schools of music and orchestras of the country belonging to the System of Orchestras and Choirs of Children and Youth of Venezuela and receives classes of percussionist teachers belonging to the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar de Venezuela. At the moment he receives classes in the Latin American academy of percussion and has been able to participate in different international festivals in his country as a performer of his compositions for percussion.

He is currently studying composition at the National Experimental University of the Arts (UNEARTE) in Caracas. His composition works focus mainly on percussion, but he has also written works for orchestra, choir, small ensembles of chamber music, clarinet quartet, among others.

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Ryan Hare

Ryan M. Hare teaches composition, music theory, and bassoon at Washington State University, where he is an associate professor of music. He serves as Composer in Residence for the Washington Idaho Symphony, and his compositions have been heard in numerous venues and festivals throughout the United States, and also in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Chile, Thailand, and the Philippines. Hare was recently named "Composer of the Year" by the Washington State Music Teacher's Association, which included a paid commission. Other honors include a prestigious Artist Trust Fellowship, grants from New Music USA's "MetLife Creative Connections" program, the ASCAP Plus Award, and commissions and premieres from the Washington Idaho Symphony, Lake Forest College Chamber Orchestra, University of Idaho Vandaleers Concert Choir, and Affinity Chamber Player, to name a few.

Hare earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Washington; his other degrees include a Master of Music in Composition from Ithaca College and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Oregon State University. He also studied at the 1996 Ferienkurse für neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany. Prior to his arrival at WSU, Dr. Hare held appointments at the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, and Oregon State University, and taught composition and bassoon at Music Works Northwest.

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Joseph Haydn

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Alastair Hood

American composer Alastair Hood (1935-2003), originally from Portland, Oregon, spent most of his life in Seattle, Washington. Hood played many roles in his musical life: composer of concert music, respected jazz pianist and free improviser, and teacher to a generation of Seattle jazz musicians.

Works published by Alea:

  • Makyo for bass clarinet and piano

Jorge Hoyos

Born in 1984 in Medellin, Jorge Hoyos studied at the Adventist University of Colombia were he earned his bachelor degree in music education in the year 2006. In 2010 he graduated from The Superior Institute of Arts in Cuba as a classical guitar performer and in 2015 he obtained a master degree in music composition from EAFIT University.

At present he works as composer, as classical guitar performer and as a professor of music theory at the Adventist University of Colombia and the Metropolitan Institute of Technology. His works vary from orchestral pieces to chamber and solo music. Several of his works have been commissioned and performed by artists and ensembles such as, Javier Asdrubal Vinasco (clarinetist), Carlos Areiza (percussionist), Andrés Gomez Bravo (pianist), Percanto ensemble (percussion), among others.

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Élizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

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Grant Jahn

Grant Jahn is an American composer based on the East Coast. Jahn received his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition at Arizona State University and has studied under the direction of Jody Rockmaker, Kotoka Suzuki, Rodney Rogers, and Doug Harbin. His compositional output includes many works for clarinet and chamber ensembles including saxophone quartet, string quartet, SATB choir, live and fixed electronics, and film music. His works are influenced by minimalism and sustained sound, while still integrating accessible melodies for performers and audiences alike. Jahn currently resides in New Jersey.

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Václav Kucera

Václav Kucera, born in Prague in 1929, is a composer of international stature. After studies in Prague and Moscow, Kucera served several important roles with Czech Radio, the Union of Czech Composers, and the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. In 1975 he was appointed to the chair of composition at the Prague Academy of Musical Arts.

Kucera has made significant contributions to the bass clarinet repertoire, largely through his collaborations with the great Czech bass clarinet & piano duo, Due Boemi di Praga. For them he wrote Duodramma (1967), Invariant (1969), Tabu (1971) and Prague Ritornelles (1986). Metathesis (1998) was dedicated to Michael Davenport.

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Friedrich August Kummer

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Ivana Loudová

One of the most prominent Czech composers of her generation, Ivana Loudová (1941-) has been a member of the composition faculty of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Prague since 1992. Her early studies in Prague were with Czech composers Miloslav Kabelac and Emil Hlobil, and this was followed by work in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Andre Jolivet. Her vast catalog of compositions includes works for orchestra, various chamber ensembles, solo instruments, and voice.

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Peter Machajdík

Composer, performer and sound artist Peter Machajdík grew up in Bratislava, Slovakia but he has been living in Berlin, Germany for the past 17 years. At six, he began music lessons and at seven, took up the piano. In the 1980's he was not accepted into the Music Academy of Bratislava because his concept of music, at that time, was heavily influenced by the Western avant-garde. At 27, Machajdík graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Machajdík first became internationally recognised after the success of his multi media work Intimate Music featuring one of the most innovative singers and percussionists David Moss at Inventionen 1994 in Berlin. His prolific output has since been performed and broadcast around the world, placing him in the front rank of today's composers.

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Marin Marais

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  • Chaconne arranged for bass clarinet duet

Benedetto Marcello

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Andrew March

British composer Andrew March was born in 1973. In 1992, he attended the Royal College of Music, London, to study composition. Shortly after graduating, Andrew won the Royal Philarmonic Society Composition Prize 1996 for his symphonic poem, Easdale. His orchestral piece Marine - à travers les arbres (1997) won first place in the inaugural Masterprize International Composing Competition, and was recorded by the BBC for the European Broadcasting Union and by the London Symphony Orchestra in Abbey Road Studios for EMI Classics Debut Series. A cover-mount CD was included on the BBC Music Magazine in 1998. Marine - à travers les arbres has been played by orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic and has received a total of 13 international live performances including the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy which was televised for the BBC Proms in 1998.

In 2001, Nymphéas for Two Pianos was written for pianist brothers duo Peter & Patrik Jablonski, who gave the World premiere in the Royal Palace, Stockholm, in the Autumn of 2002, and then followed with a tour that programmed the piece in and around Scandinavia. In July 2005, A Stirring in the Heavenlies (2000) was successfully recorded, in full, by the Kiev Philharmonic under composer/conductor Robert Ian Winstin for the landmark 12-CD series Masterworks of the New Era.

In 2009, Andrew composed an elegy for strings, Sanguis Venenatus which was recorded in the Czech Republic and released towards the end of 2012. The elegy has subsequently been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and internationally, with repeat airings during drive-time programmes on stations such as Sweden's P2 Klassiskt, Estonia's Klassikaraadio, and South Africa's Classic FM.

In October 2013, Three Pieces for Solo Cello were premiered in New York by Romanian-born cellist Ovidiu Marinscu at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. The three pieces were also recorded. Also in 2013, Paraclete Press published De Profundis. In 2015, Colla Voce Music published two pieces, Marian Antiphon No. 3 and How Long, O Lord?. In January 2016, Amoration for Piano and Strings was recorded at the MRTV studios in Skopje with the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra.

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David Mastikosa

David Mastikosa is a young profilic Bosnian composer. He was born in 1992 in Prijedor, where he started his musical education by studying clarinet and music theory at the Secondary Music School "Savo Balaban" in Prijedor, before moving to Banja Luka to study Composition at the Academy of Arts in the class of Tatjana Milošević Mijanović. At the Banja Luka Academy of Arts he won the 'best student' prize as well as the third prize in the competition for his composition titled "Edict of Milan of 313".

David was elected twice, among the fifteen composers whose works have been performed in concerts that are organized by Vox Novus, held in New York titled "15 Minutes of Fame". His compositions were performed in different countries around the world (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Japan, South Africa and the United States), as part of different cultural and musical events (such as: "Dani Vlade S. Miloševića", "Noć muzeja", "XIX Curso Internacional de Clarinete - Julian Menendez", "The Basement Concert", "Make Music New York", "Festival Note tra i Calanchi", International Art Colony "Pliva 2015", "Festival Ruid al Sud" "2015 Kompos Symposium", "Balkan Madness BH edition" and "Dani Avde Smailovića". His composition "Unknown flow" and his music was premiered in 2014 at Branko's Award Ceremony at Sremski Karlovci and by different musicians and ensembles (Sauro Berti - bass clarinet (Italy), Quator Girard - string quartet (France), Matthew Rosenberg - bassoon (USA), Novosadski duvaćki kvintet - wind quintet (Novi Sad), Ken Kunita - bass clarinet (Netherlands / Japan), Robert Botti - oboe (USA), Aleksandra Kopić - flute (Serbia / Bosnia and Herzegovina), Zagreb Soloists - string orchestra (Croatia), Ana Batinica - flute (Croatia), Zagreb Flute Ensemble (Croatia), Bartolomej Stanković - piano (Bosnia and Herzegovina) etc.

He participated in seminars and masterclasses: KompArt 2, Novi Sad 2012; Academie Musicale de Villecroze in 2013, France, Villecroze 2013; Sarajevo Sonic Studio 2013; Workshop for Contemporary Music, Novi Sad 2014; Ruid al Sud, International Festival of Arts, Novi Sad 2015; Workshop for solfeggio, Banja Luka in 2012 and Workshop for clarinet, Gućevo 2010 and he worked with Philippe Hersant, Philippe Manoury, Tamara Basarić, Vinko Globokar, Wolfgang Heiniger, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Alessio Sabella - Composition; Nikola Srdić, Milan Milošević, Đuro Pete - Clarinet; Slavica Smiljanić Marković - Solfeggio.

David was part of Academie Musicale de Villecroze (France) in 2012 and he was a scholar of Fond Dr Milan Jelić, the most important scholarship in the Republic of Srpska. In 2016 he got a special recognition of City of Banja Luka for his contribution to the huge development of art and culture in the city. He is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Composition at the Academy of Arts Banja Luka where he composes classical, electroacoustic and electronic music as well as music for theatre and film.

Since September 2015, David has been working at the Academy of Arts Banja Luka in the position of Teaching Assistant at the Theory Department. His compositions were also published in publishing houses Alea Publishing & Recording (Tacoma, Washington, United States) and Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings (Detroit, Michigan, United States).

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Spiros Mazis

Spiros Mazis was born in Greece. He holds a Degree in Composition with Distinction and First Prize from Athens, and PhD in Music Composition with Thomas Simaku at York University, England. He attended composition seminars with Theodore Antoniou and Iannis Xenakis in Greece and Tristan Murail and Marco Stroppa in Hungary. He also attended Computer and Electronic Music seminars, with David Waxman and Andrea Szigetvari.

Eight of his works have been distinguished in composition contests: "Barrier" for 15 musicians, in the competition of the "House of Fine Arts and Letters" in Athens, 1987, "With the stream of the Nile" for solo piano, at the International Composition Competition of Paris Concours de Composition Prix Voya Toncitch, 1987, "Pindar's Hymns" for lyric soprano, mixed choir and orchestra in the "Musical Olympics" competition 2004. Also, "Phlyax" for solo cello was selected and performed by Rohan de Saram (cellist, Arditti Quartet), "Ouk Estin Piston Ouden" for seven performers and "Ialemos" for solo Horn were selected and performed by Chimera ensemble, and "Gazing into Infinity" for string quartet was selected by the Kreutzer Quartet at the University of York. "Ten Dimensions AEB160" was selected and recorded for the "Orchestral Masters vol.1" CD, from the Ablaze Records Company in USA, and "Kelados" for flute and clarinet was recorded for the Orchestral Masters Vol. 5 CD. "Seven Pictures" for piano and "A leaf" for soprano and piano were recorded for the Corfiot Composers' CD. Works for orchestra have been performed by: Athens State Orchestra, Greek Orchestra of Colours, Bulgarian String Orchestra Beograska, Italian Symphony Orchestra of Meran, American String Orchestra of Charleston, Louisiana Symphonietta, German Symphony Orchestra of Marburg, Helvetian Orchestra Santa Maria, German woodwinds orchestra from Langenargen, German Symphony Orchestra of Neckarsulm, and Bavarian Classic orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.

His research is based on exploring the harmonic series and the relations among their partials with a way that he names Multiharmonic Mode or Multispectral Mode. He has invented a system of new fingerings for microtonal intervals for brass. He is the Director of the "Classical and Contemporary Music" Conservatory in Athens and member of the Greek Composers Union.

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Daniel McDermott

Daniel McDermott is a composer, producer, DJ, songwriter, pianist, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He studied classical piano and flamenco guitar from a young age before progressing to Jazz piano and tenor saxophone in college. He studied composition to MA level at Queen's University, Belfast. He has attended master classes with Donnacha Dennehy and Simon Bainbridge.

He has attained a scholarship for composition and won a prize for his orchestral work Stab. His music fuses classical, jazz, electronica, flamenco and world music. He released his first album "fractal" in April 2011.

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Felix Mendelssohn

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Maria Minguella

Maria Minguella is originally from Barcelona, but has been living in Cork for a long time. She finished a Master's Degree in Music Composition at University College Cork, Ireland, in 2010. She also holds an MPhil in Geography and has ten years of experience carrying out Social Inclusion and Equality Policy research. She is interested in voice and instrument compositions in contemporary music, in song writing, deep listening, pop, hip hop and other genres. One of her artistic aims it to merge themes of equality, social exclusion and poverty into instrumental and lyric music composition.

Works published by Alea:

  • Nottingham for prepared piano, bass clarinet, and spoken voice

Joe W. Moore, III

Dr. Joe W. Moore, III currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Prior to this, he served as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Moore received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Central Florida, the Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a minor in composition from Louisiana State University. His primary percussion teachers include Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Scott Herring, Jim Hall, Brett Dietz and Troy Davis. His composition teachers include Jay Batzner, Brett Dietz, and Dinos Constantinides.

Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Moore performs as a member of the Omojo Percussion Duo and the Black Sheep Percussion Quartet. Most recently, the Omojo Percussion Duo performed as featured artists at the 2nd Annual Brownsville Marimba Festival. In 2015, Moore was featured as a soloist with the Rio Bravo Percussion Ensemble during their showcase performance at the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association Convention. In 2008, he performed in Ukemerge and Kaunas Lithuania as a soloist with the UCF Percussion Ensemble during the Ukemerge Annual Percussion Festival. Dr. Moore has also held performing positions at Walt Disney World, as a sub-list member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of the Rhythm -N- Blue Drum Line for the Orlando Magic NBA team.

In addition to teaching and performing, Dr. Moore also extends himself as a composer. Moore's music has been performed across the United States and Brazil. His works have been performed by several university performing ensembles across the United States, some of which include the Rio Bravo Percussion Ensemble, Hamiruge - The LSU Percussion Group, the University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble, the Kansas State University Percussion Ensemble, the University of Central Florida Percussion Ensemble, as well as several other university and high school ensembles. Most recently, he composed the obligatory marimba solo entitled "Halley's Comet," for the I CONCURSO PARA MARIMBA MAESTRO ZEFERINO NANDAYAPA held in Paraíba Brazil in June 2015. His work, "juNO" was recently featured in Rhythm! Scene - the official newsletter of the Percussive Arts Society. C. Alan Publications and Innovative Percussion Publications publish Dr. Moore's music.

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W.A. Mozart

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Georg Muffat

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Carl Nielsen

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Max Nyberg

Max Nyberg is a pianist and composer from Sweden. He studied both classical and jazz piano in his youth. While the classical genre was what he found most stimulating, he still considers improvisation an important part of his music making. He earned his Bachelors degree in Oslo and is now studying his Masters degree in Cologne, specializing in the music of Bach, Beethoven and music from the 20th century.

One of Nyberg's main focuses when composing has been on what Schoenberg calls the "Idea" of a composition. These ideas - functioning as the DNA of a composition - act as building blocks on all levels; the motives, themes as well as both the smaller and larger structures all finds their origin from the same DNA. The ideas in his compositions often stem from variety of "extramusical" areas such as art, science, poetry, cinema and philosophy, which, except for music, are his greatest interests and main inspirational sources. The goal and ambition for every composition is to create a metaphorical community where very different ideas are allowed to interact and communicate with one and another freely.

Composer photograph © John Petter Reinertsen

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Akiko Ogawa

Akiko Ogawa was born in Nagoya, Japan. She started to play the piano at the age of four, and began composing three years later. In September 1994, she was awarded a bursary to study at the Purcell School, where she learnt composition with Alison Cox, Melanie Daiken, Brian Elias and Richard Dubugnon. In September 2000, Akiko went on to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music, studying under Paul Patterson, where she graduated with Honours. Akiko completed her MPhil in Musical Composition at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge under Robin Holloway, where she was chosen to be the president of the music society. In July 2011, Akiko was awarded her PhD in Composition at the University of York, where she studied under Roger Marsh.

Akiko has had a number of her ensemble works performed by the Okeanos ensemble across the UK, including a performance of Interweaving at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in 2005, and a performance of Kōyō in Dartington in 2009. In 2008, her second clarinet concerto, The White Bird, premiered at the Royal Festival Hall, performed by Mark van de Wiel and members of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Akiko has taken part in the International Dartington Summer Course in 2009 and 2010, where she was instructed by Somei Satoh and Julian Anderson respectively.

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  • Inori for bass clarinet and piano
  • Fanfare for clarinet quartet (2 clarinets, basset horn, bass clarinet)

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

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  • Sinfonia arranged for bass clarinet duet

Dan Pinkston

Dan Pinkston is a northern California based composer whose works include two commissioned symphonies, a violin concerto, many published choral works, and chamber works in various media. His many stylistic influences include the classical avant-garde, rock and heavy metal, and the African drumming of his childhood spent in Africa. Dr. Pinkston is professor of music theory and composition at Simpson University. Pinkston, his wife and two daughters live in the Redding, CA area.

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Nick Planas

Nick Planas is a composer of orchestral and chamber music in a number of styles and genres, including music for the stage, and educational music. He has composed several large orchestral works, two operas, several musicals and a number of chamber works and music for solo instruments.

In addition to composing, Planas is also an experienced conductor of shows and orchestras at every level, from beginner to professional orchestras. When not composing or performing, he teaches woodwinds, theory and composition.

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Sergei Rachmaninoff

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  • Vocalise arranged for bass clarinet & piano
  • Songs arranged for bass clarinet & piano

Jean-Philippe Rameau

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Camille Saint-Saëns

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Giovanni Battista Sammartini

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Ondrej Sarek

Ondrej Sarek (1979-) was born in Brno, in the Czech Republic. He has studied composition at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with professor Frantisek Emmert, and musicology at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University.

Sarek's varied output includes works for chorus, a mini-opera, symphonic works, theater music, and jazz-rock compositions. In addition to composing, Ondrej Sarek plays folk instruments. His specialty is the ukulele, concertina and diatonic accordion. For these instruments he has written and arranged over fifty books.

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Domenico Scarlatti

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Gustav Schreck

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François Schubert

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  • The Bee arranged for bass clarinet & piano

Franz Schubert

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Philip Schuessler

Philip Schuessler's music explores the intricacy of subtle timbres and delicate dynamics through extended acoustic and electro-acoustic resources. His diverse output spans a number of different approaches including techniques of spectralism, indeterminacy and graphic notation, new forms of notation, ephemeral sound fabrics, microtonality, popular and rock music, and electro-acoustic music.

Schuessler received his Bachelors Degree in composition at Birmingham-Southern College, his Masters Degree from the University of Miami, and his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His teachers have included Charles Mason, Dorothy Hindman, Dennis Kam, Keith Kothman, Dan Weymouth, Sheila Silver, Perry Goldstein, and Daria Semegen.

He has had works performed by notable ensembles such as Yarn/Wire, Dither Guitar Quartet, Mantra Percussion Ensemble, IKTUS Percussion, Hypercube, Pesedjet, and the Gemini Duo; and his works have also been championed by such soloists as percussionist Daniel Kennedy, pianist Mabel Kwan, soprano Tony Arnold, violinist Graeme Jennings, and cellist Craig Hultgren. His music has has been performed at notable venues such as June in Buffalo, Birmingham City Stages Festival, Festival Miami, the Czech-American Summer Music Workshop, CCMIX in Paris, SEAMUS Conferences, ArtSounds in Kansas City, Artomatic in Arlington, Virginia, Electronic Music Midwest, New Music Forum in San Francisco, the School for Designing a Society in Urbana, Illinois, Electro-acoustic Juke Joint Festival, the Electro-acoustic Barn Dance Festival, the Spark Festival in Minneapolis, and most recently the New Music on the Bayou Festival in Monroe, Louisiana. He has also been a participant at the MusicX Festival, the Ernst Bloch Music Festival, the Elliott Carter/Oliver Knussen Chamber Music Intensive Workshop at Carnegie Hall, and the Oregon Bach Festival.

His music has been recognized internationally by Elektrophonie's NuitBleue Music Festival, the Futura Festival, and by the Bourges Residence. Recently, Schuessler was chosen by Eric Moore's Cello Loft Project for a new commissioned work for cello and percussion. Other awards include being a winner in the Duo Fujin Weekend Composition Competition, being a semi-finalist for the American Prize in Chamber Music, and being a recipient of a New Music USA Composer Assistant Grant.

Most recently, Schuessler was an artist in residence for the July 2015 session at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Wyoming where he composed Lux Aeterna for mixed chorus and piano. Since 2010, Schuessler has taught music theory and composition at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana where he resides with his wife and composer Kari Besharse.

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Robert Schumann

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Krisna Setiawan

Krisna Setiawan is one of Indonesia's most active composers and pianists. Born in Surabaya, he studied classical and jazz piano, the latter with renowned Indonesian jazz pianist Bubi Chen. He made his concert debut at Goethe-Haus by invitation of The German Cultural Centre. His skills have since been recognized internationally with invitations to perform in Hue (Vietnam), at the Wittenberg University (The United States), at Bachforum Plettenberg and St. Dionysius Dortmund (Germany).

As a composer, Setiawan studied music analysis and composition with Slamet A. Sjukur, a pupil of Olivier Messiaen and widely regarded as the leading figure in Indonesian contemporary art music. Setiawan is at the forefront of the emerging trend of multicultural music, which aims to seamlessly interweave traditional Asian techniques, instruments and motifs with classical Western methods. He is responsible for the development of distinctive pentatonic scales, which replicate the musical landscape of the West and East.

Setiawan was funded by The Prince Claus Foundation to participate in a composer's workshop at Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland in Weikersheim, Germany by invitation of Professor Dieter Mack. He remains the first and only composer from South East Asia to have been invited to the Visby International Composer Centre in Gotland, Sweden as a composer-in-residence. In recognition of this seminal achievement, his works have been archived by multiple music libraries and universities such as Austrian Composer's Association (AKM/AustroMechana), Wittenberg University, Museum Musik Indonesia, Universiti Teknologi Mara in Malaysia and Gaudeamus Muzik Centruum in The Netherlands.

Setiawan's compositions have been recorded and played in both classical concerts and jazz festivals and have been widely performed in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, The United States, Germany, and The United Kingdom. Some of his recordings were released and sponsored by Bamacher Musikverlag Austria, John Robert Powers International and Surabaya Arts Council.

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Chun-hay Shing

SHING Chun-hay identifies creativity with its power to inspire new perception, whether of music, of art, or of life. His works, often embodying his reflections and literary inspirations, have been premiered and performed in Hong Kong and abroad by eminent musicians including pianist Mary Wu, violinist Ho Hong-ying, cellist Timothy Frank, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Chinese Music Virtuosi and Trio de TST. His music has received broadcast by RadioCEMAT (Italy) and Radio 4 (Fine Music Channel) of Radio Television Hong Kong.

Shing is the champion of Hong Kong Composers Guild's annual composition competition New Generation 2015 and a winner of David Gwilt Composition Prize. His works have been featured in music festivals and conference, such as Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Festival (Indonesia), Risuonanze 2015 (Italy), Singapore Asian Composers Festival and Intercultural Music (USA).

Shing holds a Master of Arts in Music degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he studied composition with Professor Wendy Lee. He began composing as a junior secondary student and composition has remained one of his main musical interests since then.

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Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

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Georg Philipp Telemann

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Shao Fern Teo

Shao Fern Teo (b.1992), is a Malaysian-born composer, pianist, and violinist. Her musical style stems from her background in classical training, Chinese and English popular music, as well as church hymns and contemporary worship music. Her music is accessible and rooted in her creativity with tonality and instrumentation. Fern started her musical training on the piano, and later picked up the violin and composition. As a composer and performer, she is experienced in collaborating works with musicians and artists.

Fern attended INTI International University, Malaysia under the American Degree Transfer Program, and later transferred to the University of North Texas. As a multi-scholarship recipient, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (summa cum laude) from the University of North Texas in 2013, where she studied composition with Joseph Klein and Kirsten Broberg. Fern studied composition with Clifton Callender at Florida State University and graduated with a Master of Arts in Music in 2016. She participated in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Film Scoring Institute in the summer of 2016 under the tutelage of the Institute Director, Thomas Haines.

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Keith Terrett

Keith Terrett (b.1956), is a composer, arranger, conductor, band trainer, instrumental teacher, trumpeter, cornettist, flugelhornist & multi-instrumentalist born in London. He has performed and taught throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, and is currently Director of Music at Pathways World School in India.

Keith has studied with, and gained academic musical qualifications from the Royal Military School of Music, Open University, Trinity College of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, London College of Music, and the Bandsman's College of Music in Manchester.

Keith is an internationally acclaimed composer/arranger, writing in all genres from full orchestra, brass band, and wind band, to music for string quartet, brass ensemble, saxophone group, clarinet choir, recorder consort, oboe consort, and even for the steel drums, harmonica and accordion! His music is published in the England, Belgium, Austria, Wales, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, the USA and Norway.

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Katia Tiutiunnik

Katia Tiutiunnik is a composer and scholar who has mastered several languages as an adjunct to her research. Tiutiunnik was the first Australian composer to be appointed visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York. She was also the first Australian to complete a residency at Charles Morrow Productions, New York, where she composed a work for three-dimensional soundcube, presented in Cologne, in November 2005. Most recently, she was a Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia, from March 2012 until April 2016 (after which she declined the offer of a futher extension to her contract there) and an Honorary Research Associate at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Univesity of Sydney, from June 2010 until June 2016. During the latter half of 2016, Tiutiunnik was appointed Professor of Music at SIAS International University, Xinzheng, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.

Tiutiunnik has been awarded numerous international travel grants, commissions and other sponsorship from the government and private sectors. Tiutiunnik earned her PhD from the Australian National University and was awarded the highest Italian postgraduate diploma from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, where she studied with Franco Donatoni. She obtained her BMus from Sydney Conservatorium, where she was awarded all three of their composition prizes. In December 2009, Tiutiunnik's PhD dissertation was published and released internationally. Besides Franco Donatoni, Tiutiunnik's former composition teachers include Michael Smetanin, Larry Sitsky, Gillian Whitehead, Bozidar Kos and Richard Toop.

In March 2007, Tiutiunnik was invited to Saint Petersburg as part of festivities held in celebration of two hundred years of business relations between Australia and Russia. Prominent Russian musicians, including the Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet of Saint Petersburg and pianist Anna Shpagina, performed Tiutiunnik's works in a concert held in the Palace of the Saint Petersburg Composers' Society, as part of those festivities. (Tiutiunnik also performed the viola during the concert.) Tiutiunnik also lectured at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory of Music and was interviewed by Radio Maria. Tiutiunnik's travel to this event was funded by a sponsor and her concert and reception were sponsored by the Australian Embassy in Moscow, the Honorary Australian Consul in Saint Petersburg and others.

Tiutiunnik's music has been performed in Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan (including a historical performance of a symphonic poem dedicated to Queen Noor of Jordan, in September 1999 as part of the 28th General Assembly of the International Music Council), Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Thailand the UK and the USA. Tiutiunnik has lectured worldwide and her works are held in important international libraries, including the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Presentations on Tiutiunnik's music have been given by Professor James Bicigo (of the University of Alaska Fairbanks), in Australia and the USA. Tiutiunnik's music has also been used for theatrical productions in Australia, the UK and the USA. Commercial CD recordings of her work include those by Laura Chislett, Stephanie McCallum and Borealis Brass of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Forty live and studio recordings of her worked are commercially published by Alexander Street Press, as are over thirty five of her scores. Other publishers include TauKay Edizioni Musicali (TEM), Italy and Charles Morrow Productions.

In December 2009, the historic 'Borealis in Australis' tour featured over ten Australian performances of Tiutiunnik's compositions, by Borealis Brass of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Borealis Brass also completed a historic tour of Tanjung Malim, Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a guest of the Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA (where Tiutiunnik is a Senior Lecturer in Composition), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris UPSI) and Yamaha, Malaysia.

Tiutiunnik's music continues to be broadcast internationally and performed by numerous international artists, including Iwona Glinka, Bridges Collective, Elizabeth Reid, Roberto Fabbriciani, Vilma Campitelli and her ensemble, Luis Casal, Emille Blondel, Borealis Brass of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Pemi Paull, Merietta Oviatt, Alice Bennett, Laila Engle, Peter Sheridan, Arya BastaninEzhad, Jane Bishop, John Sharpley, Akiko Otao, Kalin Yong, Roger Vigulf and others. Tiutiunnik has also performed as a violist at LASALLE College, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, UPSI, the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere.

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Hans Tobel

Hans Tobel is a Dutch composer, flute player, conductor and music teacher. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague and the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. His compositions include musicals, chamber music and orchestral works, mostly for wind instruments, as well as jingles for (radio) commercials.

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Henk Tromp

Dutch composer Henk Tromp (1935-) began his musical career playing the clarinet. He went to the conservatory in Amsterdam in 1956 and was awarded the diploma Principal Clarinet. Beginning in 1960 he spent 10 years in Canada, where he taught at several lower secondary schools in vocal and instrumental music. Also he became conductor of a local choir and band.

After returning to the Netherlands, he worked as a clarinet teacher, during which time he wrote Learning to Play the Clarinet, a three-book series, which is available from Broekmans & Van Poppel, a prominent Dutch publisher.

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Hristo Tsanoff

Dr. Hristo Tsanoff is a Bulgarian composer. Born in 1947 in Sofia, he studied the violin, piano, and composition in his youth, in addition to studying medicine and spending much of his life working as a military doctor. His diverse and prolific compositional output includes operas, sacred music, symphonies, violin, 'cello, and piano concertos, as well as the extensive "Play of the Thought" cycle of Concert Etudes for various instruments and ensembles.

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Grace Uitterdijk

Grace Uitterdijk is a composer, pianist and songwriter who has a Bachelor's degree in Music, specializing in Music composition at University of Ulster under the prolific composer and orchestrator Laurence Roman. Although from Dutch descent, Grace was born in Northern Ireland and has Irish influences in much of her work. Grace studied classical piano from a young age but found that composition was always her passion.

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Andersen Viana

Andersen Viana (1962-) has a PhD in Music Composition from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He started his activities as a composer at age of thirteen and as a music professor at the age of nineteen. At present he works as a composer-conductor, cultural producer as well as a professor at Clóvis Salgado Foundation - Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, besides giving lectures and workshops in various institutions both in Brazil and abroad. He did his first studies with his father, Sebastião Vianna (assistant and revisor of Villa-Lobos), and lately he furthered his studies in other institutions in Brazil, Italy and Sweden: Federal University of Minas Gerais, Federal University of Bahia, Reale Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Arts Academy of Rome, Accademia Chigiana di Siena and Royal University College of Music in Stockholm. He has also published over forty music articles.

He has received twenty five awards in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA, including the "Prix de Composition" at "First Composition Competition Festin Choral 2013" city of Billère-France, "First Prize" at the "Susanville Symphony Composition Competition 2012" in USA, "First Prize" in the International Contest of Composition "Lys Music Orchestra 2001" in Belgium, "First Prize" and the "Audience Prize" in the "Lambersart 2006 International Contest of Composition" in France. Up to the present he has composed around 360 musical pieces for voices, acoustic and electronic instruments. He has also composed soundtracks for the following films: A Cartomante, Retalhos do Taquaril, Bem Próximo do Mal (Next Evil), Jogando para o Amanhã, O Próximo Passo, Gun's Speech, Trem Fantasma, 3:00:AM, Corações Ardentes, Filhos de Adão, Perdidos em Abbey Road, Vivalma, Manuelzão e Bananeira, Ofélia, Opostos, Minas Portuguesa, O Homem da Cabeça de Papelão, Convict, Ser Humano (Human Being), Um Dia Qualquer, Nego, Reenactment, Desafios, Oswaldo França Júnior and Padre Victor.

He has also organized and conducted/directed various vocal and instrumental ensembles, such as: "Orquestra Experimental" (1983), "Septheto Rio" (1986), "Coro Pedagógico da FEBEM" (1991), "Coro do Centro de Estudos da Embaixada do Brasil em Roma" (1993), "Coro da Cultura Inglesa BH" (1994), "Trio Barroco" (1994), "Orchestra Virtual" (1995), "Estocolmo Nonet" (1996), "The Duo" (1997), "Coro da SMRU", "Camerata Primavera" (2003), "A Cigarra e a Orquestra" (2006-2008), the "Coral IOCHPE MAXION" (2009) and the "Coral Sebastião Vianna" (2014). He has developed diverse musical projects in countries other than Brazil such as: Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, USA, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Portugal, The United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden.

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Jan Vičar

Jan Vičar, born on May 5, 1949 in Olomouc, studied accordion at the Conservatory in Ostrava, music and Czech at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, and composition at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno and Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He specializes in musicology and composition. He served as editor-in-chief of the leading Czech music journal Hudební rozhledy (Music Review, 1986-1989). His fifth book, Imprints: Essays on Czech Music and Aesthetics (2005), was published in English.

He is a professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and head of the Musicology Department of Palacký University in Olomouc. As a Fulbright/CIES scholar-in-residence, he lectured at eight universities in the United States (1998-1999). As a visiting professor, he taught composition and music theory at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama (2005). He is the author of circa sixty diverse compositions - from orchestral pieces to cyclic works for children's choirs.

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Heitor Villa-Lobos

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Antonio Vivaldi

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Carl Maria von Weber

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Michael Wittgraf

Michael Wittgraf earned the D.Mus. in composition from Northwestern University, the M.A. in music theory and composition from the University of Minnesota, and the B.A. in mathematics from Carleton College. His composition teachers include Dominick Argento, Andrew Imbrie, M. William Karlins, Alan Stout, Jay Alan Yim, Alex Lubet, and Phillip Rhodes. In 2005 he served as Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music at Carleton College. Currently he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of North Dakota. He specializes in composition, theory, technology, and bassoon. Prior to 1998 he served on the music faculties at Northwestern University and St. Mary's College.

Dr. Wittgraf has won the University of Minnesota Craig and Janet Swan Sesquicentennial Commissioning Project. Additionally, his music has received special distinction in the ASCAP/Nissim Foundation Composition Contest, and he has been a finalist in the Ladislav Kubik International Prize in Composition, the Modern Chamber Players International Composition Contest, and the Pi Kappa Lambda Chamber Music Composition Competition. His music has been performed by many artists, including Zeitgeist, Trio Montecino, the Chiara String Quartet, the BECS Quartet of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, Thursday Musical of St. Paul, the University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, the DuQuesne Contemporary Ensemble, and Tempus Fugit.

Dr. Wittgraf has been commissioned through the National Symphony Orchestra, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, the North Dakota Music Teachers Association, The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and many other organizations, ensembles and performers. He was named the 2011 North Valley Arts Council (North Dakota and Minnesota) Artist of the Year. He was the commissioned composer for the National Symphony's North Dakota Residency in 2003. He has won grants from the Bush Foundation, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, The American Composers Forum, and the American Music Center. His catalog contains over sixty works, and includes music for orchestra, band, choir, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, voice, and electronics. His music has been performed in North America, Europe, and Australia.

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Azusa Yomogida

Azusa Yomogida began playing the piano when she was four years old, and began composing when she was just 14. She graduated from Shobi University in Music Media at the top of her class. Asuza has taken part in a number of prestigious composition competitions worldwide, including Future in Tokyo, Festival Futura in France and the international electronic music festival Silence 2008 in Italy.

She participated in IRCAM Stage Overview Program in Paris in July 2011 and has also been studying Electroacoustic music with Eric Daubresse, Gregoire Lorieux, Emmanuel Jourdan, Jean Lochard, and Mikhail Malt.

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Gregory Youtz

Gregory Youtz received his Doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Michigan in 1987 where he studied with Leslie Basset, William Bolcom and William Albright. His compositions include a symphony, a full-length opera, and numerous other works for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and various chamber ensembles. He is currently Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington where he teaches composition, theory, history and courses in world music.

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