Maxim Babintsev (Russia)
Maxim Babintsev was born in 1992 in Demyanovo, Kirov region. His first teacher in composition was G. A. Karpikova. Since 2014 he has been studying at the Moscow Conservatory under prof. Yuri Kasparov. Has received numerous awards participating in Russian and international compositional competitions such as International P. Yurgenson Young Composers Competition(2015, 3rd prize), «Radio Orfei» competition (2016, finalist). Participated in the V International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky, where had classes with Beat Furrer, Raphael Cendo and Peter Ablinger (2015). Also took part in the All-Russian Young Composers Festival «Exposition XXI» in 2016.
Andrei Besogonov (Russia)
Andrei Besogonov was born in 1990 in Severodvinsk. He completed his piano degree at the Archangelsk College of Music. Since 2011 has been a student at the Moscow Conservatory named after P.I. Tchaikovsky under prof. Yuri Kasparov. Currently is a student of the 5th year. Has been an awardee of several international competitions.
Dmitry Burtsev (Russia)
Composer and improviser Dmitry Durtsev was born in 1992 in Moscow. Currently he is in the 4th year at the Moscow State Conservatory under prof. V.G. Tarnopolski. He has participated in the festival of contemporary music «Different Space» («Äðóãîå ïðîñòðàíñòâî», 2014), «Art-pitcutes from the exhibition» («Art-èíêè ñ âûñòàâêè» 2014) project enclosed into a NET festival of the contemporary theatre (2014), a «Golden donkey» project by Boris Yukhananov (2016). In 2016 has been a curator of the improv festival «set by set», which was held at the Moscow Conservatory.
Matyas Wettl (Hungary)
Matyas Wettl was born in 1987 in Hungary. He studied composition with Miklós Kocsár and Miklós Csemiczky at the Bartók Béla Zeneművészeti Szakközépiskola, Budapest (2004-2007). In 2010 he received a bachelor degree under Gyula Fekete at Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. In 2013 received a masters degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Richard Ayres, Willem Jeths, Jorrit Tamminga.
He participated in several master-classes and courses such as Gaudeamus Music Week (2012,2013), TENSO Young Composers Workshop (Stockholm, 2012, Mechelen, 2013), International Bartók Festival, with teachers: Johannes Schöllhorn, Péter Eötvös, Zoltan Jenny (2006, 2007).
Matyas received several awards, among with are Hungarian National Composition Competition, 1st prize (2006), Istvánffy Benedek Prize – best Hungarian piece of the year (2011), Kodály-scholarship (2014), Young Composers Meeting Apeldoorn - 1st·prize (2015), Gaudeamus Prize – nominee (2015), Junior Prima Prize (2015).
Tatiana Gerasimenok (Belarus)
Tatiana Gerasimenok was born in 1992 in Mogilev (Belarus). She completed her musicology studies at the Mogilev Music College in 2012. Currently she is a student at the Moscow Conservatory under Yuri Kasparov. She was a participant of the All-Russian seminar sessions on the contemporary performing techniques that were held at the Centre for the Contemporary Music (2014, 2015). Received awards at the composers’ competitions and music theory (Moscow, Mogilev). She also took part in several master-classes and lectures by Philippe Leroux, Francesco Filidei, Tapio Tuomela, Sergei Slonimsky, Raphael Cendo, Peter Ablinger, Tigran Mansuryan, Giya Kancheli and others. Tatiana participates at the Association for contemporary music meetings (Moscow) and is a member of the young composers’ association «MolOt». She is a first-prize winner at the VII International competition for the wind and percussion players (2015).
Sara Caneva (Italy)
Sara Caneva was born in 1991, graduated in composition and piano, both with full marks and honors, at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. As a composer she is winner of the residency “Fabbrica – YAP” 2016/2017 in Rome Opera Theater, working on a new opera commission. She has been student of Giovanni Verrando at the IRMus in Milan and followed classes with A. Solbiati, G. Battistelli, P. Maxwell-Davies. She wrote for PMCE and Schallfeld Ensemble. Some of her musical works have been performed in Italy, Germany and Argentina, recorded by Rai Radio, and the micro-opera “Il Rubinetto” passed by Sky Classica TV. Besides, she studied Orchestral Conducting at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan and the Stuttgarter Musikhochschule. With keen attention for XX-XXI centuries’ repertoire, she conducted groups like SWDKO, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Berlin Sinfonietta, Dèdalo Ensemble, Divertimento Ensemble, and others, leading concerts within the Estate Musicale Chigiana, Festival Pontino, NoMus, EXPO.
Wei-Chieh Lin (Canada / Taiwan)
Wei-Chieh Lin was born in Taichung, Taiwan. His music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Sinfonietta & Philharmonic Orchestra, Curious Chamber Players, Ensemble Multilaterale, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Insomnio, Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, ECCE, Meitar, dissonART, Vertixe Sonora, members of Klangforum Wien, and the Formosa Quartet.
His compositions have received awards including the Honorable Mention of the Gaudeamus Muziek Prize of 2011. Wei-Chien Lin has participated in music festivals including Académie musicale de Villecroze, Domain Forget, Manifeste@Ircam, Voix Nouvelles Royaumont, Etchings, Mizzou, Composers Encounters 2, Sonutopias Campusculturae, Darmstadt Summer Course, Ensemble Linea Academy, International Composition Masterclass Inaudita, Composit, Klangspuren Schwaz, Matrix 15, Mixtur Festival 2016, and the Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
Nikolai Popov (Russia)
Nikolai Popov was born in 1986 in Belebei. Nikolai is a composer and a teacher, researcher. He his a member of the Russian Composers’ Union, a member of the creative union of the Russian artists, a researcher at the Center for the Electroacoustic Music at the Moscow Conservatory, and a teacher of the music history and theory department at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.
Nikolai finished the Ufa Music College and got a degree in composition (under I.I. Khisamutdinova) and in accordion performance (under N.I. Makhnei). He graduated the Moscow Conservatory under V.G. Agafonnikov and I.L. Kefalidi and has finished the post-graduate studies (with V.V. Zaderatsky).
He participated in master-classes of such composers, as Wojciech Widlak, Allain Gaussin, Rodion Schedrin, Boris Tischenko, Frank Bedrossian, Michel Fourgon, Ivan Fedele, Mark Andre, Marko Ciciliani, Raphael Cendo, Francesco Filidei, Philippe Leroux and others.
Nikolai has won several awards in the all-Russian and international competitions. He also has worked with video artists, such as Andrew Quinn, Todor Pozharev, Irina Matinyan.
Hovik Sardaryan (Armenia)
Sardaryan Hovik was born in 1993 in Armenia. He participated in numerous festivals and has been involved in organizing and managing concerts, symposiums as well as an Art-Academia, as well as in publishing articles at the web source he co-founded (www.cultural.am). Since 2013 he is an artistic director of "Assonance" ensemble of contemporary academic music. In the years 2001 - 2010 Sardaryan studied piano and vocal at School of Music, cello at the College of Music (Artsakh), in 2010 - 2014 he studied composition with Ashot Zohrabyan at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Currently he is getting a masters degree studying composition with Wolfgang Rihm at University of Music Karlsruhe, Germany.
He had masterclasses with such composers, as Chaya Czernowin, Mayumi Miyata, Paul Cannon, Nikolaus Brass, Aram Hovhannisyan, Stefan Wirth and others. He has received numerous awards, including the first prize at the Sayat Nova International Composition Competition (2014, New York, USA). The Carnegie Hall Award and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra Award in the same competition. Winner of “Call for Scores” competition (London, UK), winner of the East West Festival (2012).
Haukur Thor Hardarson (Iceland)
Haukur was born in Reykjavík, Iceland and has studied music from early age starting with the trombone. He studied composition in the Icelandic Academy of the Arts with Atli Ingólfsson and The Conservatorium van Amsterdam under Richard Ayres and Wim Henderickx, as well as having had individual lessons with Brian Ferneyhough, Johannes Schöllhorn, Dmitri Kourliandski, Chaya Czernowin and Mark André through different masterclasses and workshops. His works have been performed by Ensembles like Caput, Neon, Ensemble Recherche, Neue Vocalsolisten, Orkest de Ereprisj, Asko/Schönberg, Niewe Ensemble and Quatuor Diotima, TAK Ensemble. He is also a founding member of Errata Collective and has worked on producing the Icelandic Concert series «Upp rís úr rafinu».
Yoav Chorev (Israel)
In 2010 - 2015 Yoav Chorev has been studying for a bachelor of music degree in composition at the BachmannMehta School of Music, Tel Aviv university in the class of Mr. Ruben Seroussi, and prof' Betty Olivero. Currently studies privately with Dr. Amnon Wolman. Received commissions such as an electronic piece for Butoh artist, piece in honorary of Leon Schidlowsky's 80th birthday from the ICL. Created music used for 7 video arts, one of them was awarded as a nominee for the best video art in the “Vimeo” contest. Participated in a number of workshops and masterclasses, such as Experimentalstudio workshops and masterclasses with and Mark Andre and Chaya Czernowin (2012), Matrix (2012/2013 - with Phillipe Manoury and Daniél Peter Biro), Dian Red Kechil composers' workshop in Singapore having lessons with Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi and Peter Ivan Edwards (2013), “Larch Road Seminars” at Harvard University (2014), Tzlil Meudcan Summer Course lessons with JoséMaria SanchezVerdu and PierLuigi Billone, Basel Academy of Music composers’ forum (2015), Darmstadt the 48th International Summer Course for New Music (August, 2016).
Pouria Eghdami (Iran)
Pouria Eghdami was born in 1987 in Iran. currently he is getting a master of composition degree with Mark Andre, Franz Martin Olbrisch and Manos Tsangaris in the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden in Germany. Studied composition with Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf and had masterclasses with such composers as Mathias Spahlinger, José María Sánchez Verdú, Simon Steen-Andersen, Ensemble recherche etc. He received a bachelor of music degree from Tehran University,where he studied composition and theory, piano, guitar, philosophy and aesthetics. He became first rank in the National music Concours (selection) in Iran. Intellectual influences the works of such philosophers and visual artists as Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Jacques Derrida, Francis Bacon, Roberto Matta, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Albrecht Dürer, Giorgio Ghisi. His music is largely preoccupied with and informed by the physicality behind sound production, and obsessively explores the relationship between the body and the instrument.
Asia Ahmetjanova (Latvia)
Born in Kazakh-Russian family in Riga, Latvia in 1992, she started to play the piano and to compose at the age of 5. In 2010, after 13 years of studying, she graduated Emils Darzins Music School. Same year she entered Estonian Academy of Music and Theater to study piano with prof. Aleksandra Juozapenaite-Eesmaa and harpsichord with prof. Imbi Tarum. After graduating Estonian Academy of Music and Theater with “cum laude” she entered Lucerne Music Highschool (Hochschule Luzern - Musik), where she completed her Master’s Degree. Piano lessons were held by prof. Konstantin Lifschitz and composition lessons by prof. Dieter Ammann and such guest composers as Bernhard Lang, Wolfgang Rihm and Enno Poppe. She received commissions in Europe and the USA from Ensemble „Schallfeld“, Ensemble “Sargo”, Musica Aperta Winterthur, “Quadra” Quartet and others. Since 2014 she is a member of Ensemble ö! (Switzerland) - Swiss new music ensemble
Dmitry Remezov (Russia)
Dmitry Remizov graduated the Ural Conservatory in 2014 under O.V. Viktorova. Currently he is getting the assistant-trainee degree with O.V. Viktorova. He has won an International and several all-Russian competitions. Dmitry is a member of the Russian Composers’ Union. Since 2010 he has been a co-founder, an artistic director and a soloist of the InterText-Ensemble (Yekaterinburg). Since 2014 - a co-founder and a member of the KYMATIC ensemble (Moscow). He organized and took part in several festivals, concerts and master-classes. He participated in the V International Young Composers’ Academy (Tchaikovsky, 2015), seminars of the Studio for New Music ensemble (Moscow, 2014, 2015), V All-Russian open festival for the young music «Exposition XXI» (Nizhny Novgorod, 2015), III Ural Industrial Biennale for the Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg, 2015), a festival of the Sverdlovsk philharmonic «New Russian Robert Burns» (Yekaterinburg, 2010-2014) and others.
Óscar Escudero (Spain)
Óscar Escudero was born in Alcázar de San Juan in 1992. He obtained degrees in ñomposition and Oboe at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragon with composers Jesús Rueda, Agustí Charles and the oboist Francisco Gil. He also took private lessons and met with Peter Ablinger, Rebecca Saunders, Chaya Czernowin and Hèctor Parra, among very valuable others. Nowadays, he is pursuing his master studies in composition in Aarhus/Denmark with Simon Steen-Andersen and Niels Rønsholdt. Escudero has participated in many festivals and contests such as: Thailand International Composition Festival (first prize, Bangkok, 2013), first prize at the Premio Jóvenes Compositores Fundación SGAE-CNDM (Madrid, 2015) and a finalist at the Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition (Prague, 2012). He became an invited composers for the Akademie Heidelberger Frühling 2016, Akademie Schloss Solitude 2015 (Stuttgart) and MIXTUR Workshops (2014, 2016, Barcelona). His music has been performed by SurPlus Ensemble, Nou Ensemble, Sarah Sun, Johannes Fischer, Cecilia Berkovich, Nacho de Paz, etc.
Escudero is an artistic director of FACES, ensemble-in-residence at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus. Since 2015 he is professor of the Master in Musical Investigation Universidad Internacional de La Rioja.
Sergey Badalov (Belarus)
Rachia Yesayan (Russia)
Igor Iofe (Uzbekistan)
Mikhail Puchkov (Russia)
Danil Sevostyanov (Russia)
Elena Tarabanova (Russia)
Dmitri Timofeev (Russia)