Sergey Volkov (b.1944) was raised in Grozny, Northern Caucasus, Russia. and began studying piano at the age of 9. After graduating Grozny Musical College as a pianist he moved to St .Petersburg where he entered St .Petersburg Conservatory to study composition with Professor Vladimir Tsytovich, and privately with Alexander Rosanoff. After graduating St. Petersburg Conservatory he moved to Voronezh, an old town in Central Russia to teach theory of music and orchestration in Voronezh Musical College. In 1973 he joined the Society of Russian Composers.
The Fountains of DuPont Gardens, Fantasia for Piano (2008)In Memoriam of Perished in World War II Poem for Symphony Orchestra (2009-2010).Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (2011)
In my compositions I rely on traditions of Russian and West-European contemporary classical music. In creation of my musical images I use Russian folklore, znameny raspev (Medieval Orthodox songs), folklore of Northern Caucasus, jazz elements, etc. I prefer working in various genres, especially in symphony, chamber and vocal.Now I reside in New York and I am deeply fascinated by the richness and variety of ethnic culture of the USA. I hope that it will influence and will be reflected in my future music.
Anna Thorvaldsdottir is a prominent Icelandic composer who frequently works with large structures of sounds, whether written for instrumental ensembles, soloists, voices, or electronic mediums. Her music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere. Her passion for working with large sound worlds, that often reveal the presence of a vast variety of sustained sound materials, reflects her sense of imaginative listening to landscapes and nature.
Recent works include Hrim, for chamber orchestra, which was selected Composition of the Year at the 2011 Icelandic Music Awards, and AERIALITY, for orchestra, which was premiered by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in November 2011, conducted by Ilan Volkov. AERIALTY was nominated in the category Composition of the Year at the 2012 Iceland Music Awards. Please visit my website for more information about recent works.
Anthony Luis Sanchez, 24, is a passionate pianist and composer. He began his musical studies on the piano in 1997 at the age of nine. He won First Prize at the 2002 Piano Fest competition at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. He has also attended Master classes with the pianists Ian Altman and Oleg Marshev.
For F.Z. (2013)--for Acoustic Guitar and Percussion
Somatognosis (2012-13)--for Recorder or Flute, Electric Keyboard, Percussion, and Mixed Media
Morpheus (2012)--for Flute and Piano
Phobias (2012)--for Chamber Ensemble
Impromptu for the Left Hand (2012)--for Piano
In Memoriam Ray Bradbury (2012)--for Flute and Electric Keyboard
Demolecularizations (2012)--for Electronics
Specter (2011-12)--for Cello
Songs from "The Squire's Bride" (2011-12)--for Soprano and Piano: Text Based on Norwegian Folklore
Three Mazurkas (2011)--for Piano
Intergalactic Swarm (2011)-- for Electronics
"Bell" Etude (2011)-- for Electronics
Carol of the Christmas Kernel (2011-12)-- for TTBB and English horn: text by Ditrie M. Sanchez
Variations on La Folia (First Version) (2011-12)-- for solo Piano
Variations on La Folia (Second Version) (2011-12)-- for solo Piano
Fanfare for a Super Hero (2011)-- for Brass Quintet and Timpani
Recuerdos (2011)-- for Guitar
Ozymandias (2011)-- for Baritone and Piano: Text by Percy Bysshe Shelly
Shipwrecked (A Rock Toccata) (2010)-- for Electric Guitar, Synthesizer and Drum Set
Con Sabor (2010)-- for Piano and Jazz Ensemble
Ethereal Mood (2010)-- for Flute, Violin and Cello
Poem for Isaac Albeniz (2010) (re-composition of Homage a Isaac Albeniz) -- for piano and Chamber Ensemble
Alone (2010)-- for Baritone and Piano: Text by Edgar Allan Poe
Quasi ad libitum for Strings (2010)-- for String Quartet
Fleeting Memory (2010)-- for B-Flat Clarinet
Homage Ã Isaac Albeniz (2009)-- for Flute, Violin and Piano
Gymnopedie (Homage Ã Erik Satie) (2005, 2010)-- for solo Piano
As a composer I write music that is tonal and pleasing to audiences of the twenty-first century. My experience as a pianist has enabled me to appreciate and explore music from the Baroque era to the present. In a sense, my own compositions strive for a balance between tradition and a distinctively modern sound.My compositions, as a whole, contain a diversity of influences. I particularly enjoy music by Chopin, as well as Spanish, French and American composers: most notably Isaac Albeniz, Erik Satie, Samuel Barber, and others. With regards to structure, I love writing pieces that are to contrapuntal to some degree, contain memorable melodies and are formally sound. Over the years, I have composed music for a variety of instruments and genres, expanding to Jazz and Rock. Sometimes, I attempt to combine several genres into one cohesive whole.Although I enjoy music that hearkens to the past, I am no stranger to technology, by any means. I enjoy the music of video games and films, and would be obliged to compose for these forms of entertainment.
A native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Joseph Gregorio (b. 1979) has studied composition with Steven Stucky and David Conte. Gregorio's music has twice been featured on NPR's Performance Today, has garnered prizes in several competitions, and has been performed in the United States and abroad by numerous soloists and ensembles, including such renowned performers as mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao, pianist Mack McCray, trumpeter Brian McWhorter, the Ives Quartet, and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu. He has twice participated in the Oregon Bach Festival's Composers' Symposium.
Composer Karel Suchy integrates musical composition and performance with his photography, video and engineering design. He collaborates with other artists and their work, including poetry and prose – both spoken and sung, visual art, music improvisation, dance and drama.
"Sound Poem inspired by Nosferatu" was written as a stand-alone musical composition in five movements with an intention to be performed in different stages, based on available resources, and use of local art groups. In 2008 the work was performed by Choral Arts Society of SE Wisconsin together with 1922 German classic film Nosferatu. In fall of 2010 the performance will include beside Choral Arts Society and film Nosferatu, opera soloists (SE Wisconsin Performing Arts), dance (Laurenzi Dance, Kenosha), poetry, libretto, prose (Kenosha Writers Guild), theatre art (RG Productions, Kenosha, UW Parkside), graphic art (Lemon St. Gallery, ArtWorks, Kenosha), textile art (Eva Jandikova, Prague), culinary art (Exceptional Events of Kenosha). The performance will be choreographed for several halls of the building, rather than single concert hall. The future stages will include outdoor large scale performances, as well as performances including local art groups, high schools, universities.
The "FLY BOX" premiered in 2010 in Racine Arts Museum by Voices & Verses is a mixed-media, presentation, incorporating live music, video, photography, fishing flies, poetry and textile art. The performance is written in six movements, based on stages in the life cycle of a water insect. Electronic, acoustic and vocal music, both composed and improvised, portray the "nymph", "dun" and "spinner" phases. Poetry and prose related to insects and fly fishing, featuring selections from The Compleate Angler, 1663, by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton, is sung and spoken. The "FLY BOX" is a part of large scale interdisciplinary performance connected to a streams and rivers restoration.
“The Artist Next Door: Graffiti” performed simultaneously in Kenosha, WI and Prague, December 2010. Composed original music, photography and video. Directed and coordinated poets, actors, visual artists, choreographer, dancers, photographers, videographers, editors, and musicians. Portions reprised for “Read, Play, Ponder” 2011
“Place Created, Place Engineered” – original electronic, instrumental, vocal and concrete music, photography, video, engineering drawings and animation – Voices and Verses at Racine Art Museum, 2011
“Pandora’s Box” contributed music, produced, recorded and mastered “Pandora’s Suite” CD for Southport Press “Pandora’s Box” project, 2011. Coordinated and performed for “Pandora’s Ball” at the Rhode Center for Arts in Kenosha, WI, 2011
“Inner Voyage” composition of video score in three movements: reality, desire, and bliss. Visual patterns are all around us; in windows, mosaics, and even the earth’s surface. A “video score” made up of photography and video images guides expression through movement, word, and music. The visually aesthetic score is projected for the audience and performers. Musicians will “read” the rising and falling lines, variations of dark, light and color, and the angular or curved geometry. Poetry and movement is interwoven throughout.
“Patterns of Light” - light has literal, philosophical and spiritual meaning for us. We seek the “light” of interaction and cooperation with others. The audience was invited to join in a spoken piece exploring the ways in which artists and others may cooperate, in order to build creativity and prosperity. Works developed through Voices and Verses prior collaborations was presented. Music, sound, and video compositions of voices, synthesizers, piano, handbells, electric guitar, percussions, and original instrument “kokeka” were presented at UW Parkside Theatre, 2012.
"The main focus of my current work is on interdisciplinary composition and performance. The music is the base and connecting material for the composition. Other disciplines are used in the composition in similar matter as the tonal/sound spectrum in music. Beside art disciplines (poetry, prose, film/video, photography, dance, graphics), I include engineering, science, and social disciplines (architectural and mechanical elements, biology, physics,work flow, social interaction)."
Hailed by the New York Times for her “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies,” Los Angeles-based composer Dale Trumbore has received numerous commissions, grants, and awards for her compositions.
Harmony in Gold | SATB chorus & piano | 2012
Where Go the Boats? | SATB a cappella chorus | 2012
Let me be an empty bowl | SATB a cappella chorus | 2012
Reflections | SSA chorus & piano | 2012
This thirst in the lungs | soprano & piano | 2011
...the whole sea in motion | SATB chorus & piano | 2011
10,000 Hours | piano & orchestra | 2010
Snow White Turns Sixty | mezzo-soprano & piano or soprano & piano | 2010
Tribute | SSAA a cappella chorus | 2010
A Reminder | SSA chorus & piano | 2010
How it will go | string quartet | 2009
Est autem fides credere | SSAATTBB chorus & offstage oboe | 2009
Sara Teasdale Songs | soprano & piano | 2009
Disbelief & Suspensions | clarinet, violin, cello, & piano | 2008
A native of Paris, France, André Brégégère (b. 1975) is an active composer, music scholar, and teacher, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where he studied composition with Bruce Saylor and Jeff Nichols, and is currently serving as a writing fellow at Queensborough Community College.
Six poèmes (2012) - for piano and baritone; comissionned by Dr. Faustus
Petite suite (2011) - for piano; commissioned by pianist Mirna Lekic.
Sanctuary (2010) - for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, and cello; commissioned by Lunatics at Large for the 'Sanctuary Project,' 2010.
Soliloquy #2 (2010) - for chamber orchestra; commissioned by Contemporary Music Ensemble (Whitney George, dir.).
En Route (2010) - for flute, violin, cello, and percussion; Commissioned by the Cadillac Moon Ensemble.
Wholly Simple Variations (2010) - for flute, oboe, guitar, violin, and cello; written for the Cygnus Ensemble.
Anthony Mosakowski is a composer of growing reputation in the Philadelphia area. His numerous compositions include works for a wide variety of media and audiences. Dr. Mosakowski is particularly interested in choral music and has received particular success for his setting of the St. John Passion entitled The Passion for Good Friday. In addition to several shorter choral works, Dr. Mosakowski's compositions include settings of the Old English poems "Caedmon's Hymn" and "The Seafarer" for soprano soloist, chorus, and small orchestra. Dr.
The Haunted Palace (2004) a cantata based on "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allen Poe for SATB choir, soloists, percussion, harp, and organ; dur. ca. 30 min.Eleven Nines and One (2005) for flute, violin, and viola; dur. 0:33Concert Overture (2006) for Orchestra, dur. ca. 8 min.
I am continually looking for different ways to bring together the full chromatic set (which since the Second Viennese School seems to be a foregone conclusion in much classical music) with the diatonic/modal set (which I have embraced and explored since my undergraduate encounters with early music).
Helena Michelson is active as a composer and pianist and is currently based in the San Francisco‐Bay Area. She studied piano with Mack McCray at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and in master classes, with Richard Goode and Awadagin Pratt. It was also during her studies at UC Berkeley that Helena Michelson shifted her primary focus to composition. Upon completing her undergraduate studies there, she continued her graduate studies in composition and received a doctorate in Music Composition and Theory from the University of California, Davis.
Born July 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Music degree in theory/composition in 1979. Studied with James Ming and Steven Stucky.
Graduate work in choral conducting at Yale Institute of Sacred Music, 1980.
Graduate work in music theory at University of Minnesota, 1982-1983.
Published compositions include:
"The Lord Is Your Door" for choir and organ, Augsburg, 1983.
"Royal Brigade March" for concert band, Maestro and Fox, 2010.
"Ricercare" (Pachelbel) for concert band, Maestro and Fox, 2012.
O Mighty Nothing! - Choir - 2010
Second Passacaglia - Organ - 2010
Fontes Aquarum - Organ - 2008
Advent Pastorale - Organ - 2007
God Has Four Keys - Choir - 2007
For God's Mercy is More - Choir - 2006
Three Visions from Revelation - Organ - 2005
First CD - Music for Organ - December 2002
Five Hymn Preludes and Descants (1978, 1980)
Passacaglia (2001) - A Passage Through Musical Time Based on a Plainsong Melody
Fugue in d minor (1977)
Prelude for Trinity Sunday (1979)
Drop, Drop Slow Tears (2000) - For Organ Four Hands and Vibraphone
Gethsemane (1981, 1999) - Partita on "Redhead" for Manuals Alone
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (1978) - Cantata on "Picardy"
Second CD - Music for Instruments - July 2004
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1978)
The Platonic Virtues (1976) - Woodwind Quartet
Around the Throne of Heaven (2003) - Handbell Choir
Metal Rings (2001) - Percussion Ensemble
Wild Thing (2002) - Six Electric Pianos and Effects
Adelie: A Concert Waltz (1973) - Euphonium and Piano
Fugue on a Bach Subject (1977) - Oboe, English Horn and Bassoon
For Mary (1975) - Piano
Royal Brigade March (1974) - Concert Band
Lawe Street Swing (1978, 2004) - Big Band
Trying to survive with only a moderate talent in a market where the supply so greatly exceeds the demand.