Anna Arkushina, born 1989 in the city of Lutsk, Ukraine. She began studying piano and composition in Music School No.1 with I. Tsygankova at the age of six. In 2005, the young composer entered Kyiv Lysenko Specialized Secondary Music School, there studying composition and theory of music under A. Zagaykevych. Since 2009, she has been a student of the composition department at Tchaikovsky Ukrainian National Musical Academy under E. Stankovych. Anna has received numerous awards at composer competitions in Ukraine and was a finalist in the St. Petersburg “A Step to the Left 4” competition in 2011. She served as a student-intern under P. Billone and F. Bedrossian at the International Composers Academy with Moscow Ensemble of Contemporary Music in Russian city of Tchaikovsky in 2011, also she was a participant at the 2011 “Klangwerkstatt Festival” in Berlin. Anna is a participant-winner a scholarship of Goethe-Institute at the First Kiev International Master-Classes for New Music “COURSE”. Her music is widely performed in Ukraine and abroad.
Sanzhar Baiterekov, born 1987 in Almaty (Kazakhstan). 2007 graduated from the Almaty musical college as a pianist. Currently studies in Moscow conservatory with Leonid Bobylev (composition) and Kirill Umansky (instrumentation). Winner of Moscow conservatory composers competition 2010, Second prize of the 6th Pre art competition for young composers, 2011 Zurich. Stagers at the First International Moscow contemporary music ensemble academy, participant of Harvard International summer courses (Boston, 2012). Attended master-classes of P. Billone, F. Bedrossian, D. Kourliandski, C. Czernowin, H. Tutschku, M. Abbado and others.
Charles-Antoine Frechette, born in Canada. He is currently working on a doctorate in composition at McGill University under the supervision of Philippe Leroux. He has won numerous awards, including first prize in the piano solo category of the CBC/Radio-Canada National Competition for Young Composers and five prizes in the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers. He has received grants and commissions from the CAC, CALQ and CIRMMT. His works have been performed by Toronto’s New Music Concerts, by trombonist/conductor Alain Trudel, Véronique Lacroix (ECM +), Lorraine Vaillancourt (NEM), Diotima string quartet, McGill Percussion Ensemble, Ensemble Chorum, Sylvio Gualda and many others. Chales-Antoine as received a Mcgill Great Award grant and a travel grant from the Canada’s Art Council in order to come to Russia.
Leonid Imennykh, born in Perm in 1989. College diploma of event & theater director.He is autodidact composer. Founder & manager of contemporary music ensemble "Sphaera Octava", multi-instrumentalist member of musical ethnic project "Voronovo Krylo". Leonid has participated in master classes of Colin Roche, Pierluigi Billone, Franck Bedrossian, Simon Steen-Andersen, Helmut Zapf.
Sehyung Kim (Sergey Kim), born in 1987 in Almaty (Kazakhstan). He began studying music at the age of 13 years. From 2003 to 2007 he studied theory of music at Almaty Collage of Music named for P.I.Tchaikovsky. During this time he became a laureate of the Republic Competition in category of «theory of music»(Karaganda, 2005) and ranks 1st place in Composers Competition named for Eugeny Brusilovsky(Almaty, 2006). Since 2007 he is a student of Moscow State Conservatory named for P.I.Tchaikovsky in a composition class of V.G.Agafonnikov. In 2009 he became a laureate of International Composers Competition «DuoSolo» in the USA for a piece «Daegeum sori» for flute solo. In 2010 he took part in Darmstdt Summer Cources of new music, where he took master-classes with Brian Ferneyhough, Liza Lim, Manos Tsangaris, Pierluigi Billone, Mark Andre and Georges Aperghis. During 2011 and 2012, he took master classes with Beat Furrer, Giuseppe Giuliano and Walter Zimmermann.
Joan Arnau Pàmies, born in Catalonia (Spain) in 1988. His music is mainly concerned with the problematic of issues related to text, notation, sound, and the distinction between composition and performance as categorically different activities. His most recent explorations deal with the possibilities of unconventional notational objects to develop intricate compositional processes. Pàmies's works have been performed and workshopped throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe by ensembles and individuals. Pàmies is the recipient of numerous prizes and grants.He holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Honors from the New England Conservatory and is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Northwestern University, where he is also a lecturer in music theory. He has also lectured on his own music at Columbia University in New York.
Natalia Prokopenko, born in 1985, Shchelkovo (Moscow region). Graduated from Composition faculty of Moscow State conservatory in 2010 cum laude. At the present time she continues her studies at the postgraduate course with professor Y.Vorontsov. Natalia is a winner of composition competitions: The First All-Russian composers’ competition You Tube (2010, II prize), IV International composers’ competition for youth “Step to the left” (St.Petersburg, 2011, II prize), II International Myaskovsky competition for young composers (2012, diploma).Natalia is a member of Composers’ Union of Russian Federation.
Christiaan Richter, born in the Netherlands, 1990. In 2012 he graduated summa cum laude with Nicolaï Prize from his bachelor's degree at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Martijn Padding and Diderik Wagenaar, with a minor in music theory and piano lessons from Gerard Bouwhuis. Previously, Christiaan studied composition with Henk Alkema at the young talent class of the Utrecht Conservatory. He received the 1st prize at the Prinses Christina Compositie Concours in 2003 and 2007; the commission for the International Masterclass Apeldoorn at the Young Composers Meeting 2010 in Apeldoorn, and the Tera de Marez Oyens Prize 2011.
Anna Romashkova, born in 1985 in Khimki, Russia. In 2009 she graduated with excellence from the P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. Her works were performed in Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Austria by such orchestras and ensembles as The Studio for New Music ensemble (Moscow), the Pro Arte Foundation eNsemble (St. Petersburg), Ensemble Wiener Collage (Austria), Ensemble Nostri Temporis (Kiev), P.I. Tchaikovsky Large Symphony Orchestra (Moscow). Her music has been broadcast by the WDR (Germany), radio Orpheus and The Voice of Russia. She participated in the international courses for young composers in Donaueschingen (Germany, 2011), at Schoenberg Academy in Vienna (Austria, 2012), and in Darmstadt New Music Courses (Germany, 2010, 2012).
Zesses Seglias, born in Greece in 1984. Composition studies in Greece and Austria with M. Lapidakis, B. Furrer. He graduated from University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria Department Composition and Music Theatre. Now he is enrolled in a PhD program in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, supervised by Dr. D.Papageorgiou.
Jagoda Szmytka, born in Poland, 1982. Composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music currently residing in Germany. Her music has been featured at festivals in Poland, Spain, Germany, Japan and many others. In 2011 she was composer-in-residency at ZKM Karlsruhe and in 2012 at La Muse en Circuit Paris. Current projects include commissions for the Ensemble Besides, Ensemble Garage, Ensemble PROTON and a chamber opera commissioned by Polish National Opera in Warsaw (premiere in season 2013).In 2012 she received The Staubach Honoraria from the IMD. In 2013 Szmytka will hold a fellowship at the Herrenhaus Edenkoben. She has studied composition with Beat Furrer, Pierluigi Billone and Wolfgang Rihm. Before she moved on to composing, she studied art history, philosophy and theory of music (Poland).
Dmitry Timofeev, born in St. Petersburg in 1983.His work “Angel” was selected in final of composer competition “Step to The Left”, St. Petersburg, 2008. His music was performed by eNsemble, conductor Feodor Lednev. He was a participant of young composers’ festival “Tax Free”, St. Petersburg, 2010. Dmitry was listener of concerts and workshops in “Gaudeamus Music Week”, Amsterdam, 2010 and was participant of the first “International Academy of Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble in Tchaikovsky city“ under professors Pierluigi Billone, Franck Bedrossian and Dmitri Kourliandski, 2011. As composer Dmitry is invited to Siemens Forum, Munich, 2012. He had commission from Moscow festival contemporary music “Platform“, 2012.
Elena Rykova, born in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia, in 1991. Studied piano, conducting and composition in Musical College in Ufa, continues studies in Moscow State Conservatory with Y. Kasparov. She is a prize-winner of Russian and International composers competitions as well as the Third International Composers competition of Moscow Conservatory for percussion (2011), Open Competition “First performance in St.-Peterburg” (2011). She is a member of Yang section of Russian Composers Union.
Denis Khorov, born in Ulan-Ude (Russia), in 1989. Graduated from The Gnessins College as a balalaika player (prof. I.I. Senin). Optionally he studied composition with professor Y.V. Vorontsov. Íå continues his studieswith him in Moscow State Conservatory. Íå is member of «KyKyGroup» ensemble and took part with the projects in festivals “Moscow Forum”, “Lost in Translation”, “From Zero to One”, New York’60”, “Conserved Music”.
Julio Zuniga (b. 1987 in San Jose, Costa Rica), is currently studying Music Composition at McGill University, in Montreal, where he has worked with professors Brian Cherney and Christoph Neidhoefer. The Chicago-based Ensemble Vulpine Lupin recently commissioned him a new work, no había sino detalles, casi inmediatos, which will be performed this summer in San Jose and Chicago, and the Costa Rican Contemporary Music Ensemble (ECC) recently performed and recorded his sextet Sketch as part of an anthology CD released this year documenting the music of emerging Costa Rican composers.
Galina Bululina, born in Tchaikovsky in 1995. She is a student of Tchaikovsky Musical College, Piano Department. Laureate of Russian and International composers competitions. Studying composition for 11 years with E.I. Kudriashova and V.G. Bederman. Took part in master classes of I.E. Rogaleva and Harry Viessmann (Finland). She is an active participant of City concerts. In 2010 she organized in Tchaikovsky city the first young composer concert-portrait.