Composer Biographies

Peter Hannan, composer

Peter Hannan, composer

Uğurcan Öztekin was born in Istanbul in 1990. He studied composition with Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi at Kocaeli University State Conservatory. 

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Uğurcan Öztekin, composer

Uğurcan Öztekin, composer

Uğurcan Öztekin was born in Istanbul in 1990. He studied composition with Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi at Kocaeli University State Conservatory. 

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Aya Yoshida, composer

Aya Yoshida, composer

Aya Yoshida was born in Kobe in studied at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark
(Master of Music in composition).

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Elisabeth Harnik, composer

Elisabeth Harnik, composer

Elisabeth Harnik, born 1970 in Austria is a composer and pianist. She studied classical piano and later – with Beat Furrer – composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. The “repertoire” and it’s extensions in composition and improvisation is her central focus

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Hannes Kerschbaumer, composer

Hannes Kerschbaumer, composer

Hannes Kerschbaumer is co-founder of the ensemble chromoson, artistic director of “hörbar! tag der neuen music” and member of the electronik-trio “dark matter”. He lives as a freelance composer in Innsbruck (Austria).

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Margaretha Ferek-Petric, composer

Margaretha Ferek-Petric, composer

Margareta Ferek-Petric was born in 1982 in Zagreb/Croatia. She currently lives as a freelance composer in Vienna. Her composition teachers at the University of Music in Vienna were Ivan Eröd, Chaya Czernowin and Klaus Peter Sattler.  She was awarded among others with...

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Alexina Louie, composer

Alexina Louie, composer

One of Canadaʼs most sought after composers, Alexina Louie has written for many of Canada’s leading soloists, chamber ensembles, new music groups and orchestras. Her works have become part of the standard repertoire, in particular her many compositions for piano which are frequently performed by students and professionals alike.

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Derek Charke, composer

Derek Charke, composer

Derek Charke is a JUNO and three-time ECMA award-winning composer, flutist and professor of composition at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

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Allan Gordon Bell, composer

Allan Gordon Bell, composer

Allan Gordon Bell received a Master of Music degree from the University of Alberta where he studied with Violet Archer, Malcolm Forsyth, and Manus Sasonkin. 

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François Rossé, composer

François Rossé, composer

A pianist by training and a self-taught improviser, François Rossé studied at conservatories in Strasbourg, Nancy and then at the Conservatoire de Paris (1974-1980).

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