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Fabià Santcovsky

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1989. He enters into the music during his teens through the guitar and the electric guitar, and the compositional approach is present already from the very first moment in his relation to the instrument. After having started Physics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, he will enter the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya to study Composition in 2009. It is necessary to mention the invaluable support of Gabriel Brnčić, Mauricio Sotelo, Manel Rodeiro, Marco Stroppa and Ramon Lazkano for his development as composer. He is currently studying the Master in Composition at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Prof. Daniel Ott. He got the second prize of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2015.

Stefan Beyer

Born in Braunschweig, Germany in 1981. Studied history at Leipzig University and musics and composition at Leipzig Music University "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" and Gothenburg Music University. Concert Examination in composition at Leipzig music university with Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf in 2011. Adjunct professor for orchestration from 2011 to 2013. Resident at Cité des arts in Paris (France) from 2015 to 2016, at Schloss Wiepersdorf (Germany) in 2016. Scholarships and composition prizes.
Worked with numerous ensembles and conductors, such as Ensemble Modern, Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Pablo Rus Bruseta, Johannes Kalitzke. Lives and works in Berlin. He got the second prize of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2017.

Annachiara Gedda

Born in Turin, Italy in 1986. She studied composition at the Turin Conservatory with Giorgio Colombo Taccani and in 2015 took a Master's Degree in composition cum laude. She attended masterclasses with Luis Bacalov, Azio Corghi, Paola Livorsi and Tristan Murail.
Winner or special mention in several national and international composition competitions, her works have been performed in Italy and abroad during various important music festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Biennale di Venezia (IT), Gmem Festival les Musiques (FR), Expo Milano 2015 (IT) by musicians such as Ensemble 10/10 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Télémaque, Ensemble TaG, Akiko Kozato and Valentino Corvino to mention but a few. Some of her pieces have been published by Sconfinarte, Bèrben and Zedde. She got the second prize of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2017.

Nana Kamiyama

Born in Gunma, Japan in 1986. She graduated from Tokyo College of Music, and took a master's degree in 2010. She won the 3rd prize at the Music Competition of Japan (2010). She became interested in music perception from a cognitive psychological perspective and has pursued experimental work through composition. Her work extends to the composition for traditional Japanese instruments and she currently studies Satsuma-biwa and Nagauta-shamisen. Her recent work includes AtrE for six Violas (2008) and "tOkyO" in the bOx for Orchestra (2010) among others. She studied composition under Reiko Arima, Akira Nishimura, and Toshio Hosokawa. She got the third prize of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2013.

Paulo Brito

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1987. He is composer and pianist. He grew up in the United States, and has also lived in France and Ukraine. His musical training and liberal arts education have taken him to Kiev, Paris, New York, Chicago, and Toronto. Holding a B.A. in Classics from Columbia University and M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago, he is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Toronto. His path has always been interdisciplinary, and, as a composer, he is drawn to opera as the most intricately cross-disciplinary art-form. In his own projects, he unites different artistic disciplines as well as different cultural traditions, informed by his interest in Chinese music and theater. He got the first prize of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2018.


Ryoko Aoki (Noh)

Ryoko Aoki obtained a BA and a Master of Music from the Faculty of Music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music with coursework in Japanese Noh theatre (Kanze school). She obtained a PhD at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies for her thesis "Women and Noh". She has played several traditional Noh plays, and has also challenged collaborations with contemporary composers as a Noh singer. She has worked with Peter Eötvös, Toshio Hosokawa, Stefano Gervasoni amongst others. She was invited to perform at Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Scène nationale-reims, Théâtre d'Orléans in France, Münchener Kammerorchester, ZKM, Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin, Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln in Germany, Bartok Festival, CAFe BUDAPEST, Budapest Music Center in Hungary, Villa Medici, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Italy, Teatro Real de Madrid, BBVA Foundation in Spain, Xenakis festival in NYC, California State University in US, Takefu International Music Festival, Aichi Triennale in Japan amongst others. She has organised her project Noh×Contemporary Music to commission new pieces from 2010 and released her debut CD "Noh×Contemporary Music" (ALCD-98) in 2014. In 2013, she made her debut at Teatro Real de Madrid as the role of Malinche in Wolfgang Rihm's opera "The Conquest of Mexico", which was directed by Pierre Audi and organised by Gerard Mortier. She was appointed "Japan Cultural Envoy" by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japanese government in 2015. Highlights of Ryoko Aoki's 2017/18 season include Toshio Hosokawa's new chamber opera "Futari Shizuka -The Maiden from the Sea" with Ensemble intercontemporain conducted by Matthias Pintscher at Festival d'Automne à Paris in December 2017 and Federico Gardella's new orchestra piece at The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence in January 2018, and her debut at Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam in February 2018.

Takashi Yamane (Clarinet)

He studied clarinet and chamber music at Kunitachi College of Music, Royal Flemish Music Conservatory in Antwerp and Liege. After playing in ICTUS Ensemble and Ensemble Alternance, he became a clarinetist of NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Masamichi Yokoshima (Violin)

Born in 1991. He started studying violin at the age of five. He graduated from Toho Gakuen College of Music in 2014. In 2008 he got the first prize of the Music Competition of Japan. He is a violinist of NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Maiko Matsuoka (Violin)

Maiko Matsuoka graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music where she studied with Toshiya Eto, Angela Eto and Kenji Kobayashi. As a member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy, she completed her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. Maiko Matsuoka is a founding member of the Phidias Trio Tokyo, the ensemble interface in Frankfurt. She has appeared with the Trio Steuermann in Paris, the Ensemble Linea in Strasbourg, the Ensemble Modern and the Ensemble Resonanz. She has performed in major festivals including Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Salzburg Festival, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, June in Buffalo, and Akiyoshidai Contemporary Music Seminar & Festival. With the Trio Steuermann, two CDs have been released by a French label Editions Hortus: "A Long Voyage: Works for Solo Piano and Chamber Music by Pierre Wissmer" and "Transfigured Night" that presents works by Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern and the young German composer Johannes Boris Borowski. She won the second Prize at the "Kyogaku Ⅺ" of the 11th Contemporary Music Performance Competition founded by Japan Society for Contemporary Music.

Seiko Takemoto (Cello)

Born in Fukuoka. She obtained a BA and a Master of Music from Tokyo College of Music. She is continuing her activities in a variety of areas from contemporary music to classical music, such as NHK radio drama, fashion show, cinema music and musical stages.