Michael Pelzel, composer (Switzerland)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Pelzel-1278x1920.jpgMichael Pelzel was born 1978 in Rapperswil, Switzerland. Upon completion of his the High-School Diploma in the City of Wattwil, Michael Pelzel began his professional training at the Music Universities of Lucerne, Basel, Stuttgart, Berlin and Karlsruhe. There, he studied piano with Ivan Klánsky, amongst others, organ with Jakob Wittwer, Martin Sander, Ludger Lohmann and Guy Bovet and Composition with Dieter Ammann, Detlev Müller-Siemens, Georg-Friedrich Haas, Hanspeter Kyburz and Wolfgang Rihm. Additionally he studied Music Theory with Roland Moser and Balz Trümpy. Currently, Michael Pelzel works as a freelance composer and performer and serves as a parish organist of the protestant church of Stäfa at the lakeside of Zurich. Currently, he also teaches sporadically music theory classes (for example at the Music Universities of Bern and Basel) as well as workshops in composition at the Universities of Johannesburg (University of the Witwatersrand) Stellenbosch and Pretoria (South Africa). During his studies, Michael Pelzel visited numerous master classes for composition, working with well-known composers such as Tristan Murail, Beat Furrer, Michael Jarrell, Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough, György Kurtàg and Helmut Lachenmann. Additionally, he participated at the summer courses in Darmstadt 2004-2010, Acanthes in Metz and Royaumont near Paris.
As a composer, he had the opportunity to collaborate with different Ensembles specialized in Contemporary Music such as Collegium Novum Zürich,  Aequatuor-Ensemble, Zurich, ensemble VORTEX, Geneva, ensemble zora, Aarau, ENSEMBLE  PHOENIX, Basle, ensemble alea III, Boston, ensemble recherche, Freiburg in Breisgau, ensemble mosaik, Berlin, klangforum wien, Linea Ensemble, Strasburg, quatuor diotima, Paris, Arditti Quartet, London,  ensemble Intercontemporain, etc.
Michael Pelzel has been awarded many prizes, amongst them are: 2003 Prize of the competition Neue Musik mit historischen Instrumenten of Ensemblia Mönchengladbach, 2004 Förderpreis of Marianne und Curt Dienemann Foundation Lucerne, 2005 Prize of the competition Musica Viva, Munich, 2005 Prize of the competition of Stiftung Christoph Delz, Basle, 2006 Studienpreis der Kiefer-Hablitzel Stiftung, Berne, 2006 Werkjahr des Kulturdepartementes of the canton of Saint Gallen, 2007 Studienpreis der Kiefer-Hablitzel Stiftung, Berne, 2007 Prize of the competition Jurgenson Competition, Moscow, 2007 Prize of the competition Edison Denisov, Tomsk, 2009 Prize of the competition Music today, Seoul, 2009 Kulturpreis  of the City of Rapperswil-Jona, 2010 Stipend of the pro helvetia-Kulturstiftung of Switzerland for a three-months-stay in South Africa for artistic projects and others.

Arturo Coralles, composer (Switzerland)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Corrales-1.jpgComposer, conductor, PHD musicologist, guitarist, teacher and Salvadorian / Swiss architect. Born in El Salvador and naturalized Swiss, he studied music in San Salvador, Geneva, Lugano and Paris. Arturo Corrales is an intensely active composer on the Swiss and international scene. Co-founder of the Ensemble Vortex and the duo Electric Primitivo, for the creation of new music, he participates in various international art festivals, as a composer, performer, teacher and conductor. Currently, he is the professor of composition and analysis at CPMDT, artistic and musical director of the Orchestre des Trois-Chêne, Ensemble Vortex and Electric Primitivo. He obtained a PHD in musicology from the University of Geneva, with honorable mention and congratulations from the jury unanimously; as well as the Barbour 2019 Award for excellence in aesthetic criticism.
His PHD work entitled Musical Figures, offers an innovative tool for understanding and analyzing new music. This work, attended by an exceptionally large audience, achieved the highest merits and unanimous congratulations from the jury, and continues to bear fruit in its innovative teaching activity.
At the head of the Orchestre des Trois-Chêne, he started a project of commissions for which established composers must write for an amateur orchestra, weaving a bridge between the intense musical life of Geneva’s community and specialists in contemporary creation. He is the inventor of the Cathédrale avec des Briques, a visionary project where it is the children of the primary school who participate in the creation of a demanding musical work. A gigantic project that required the interaction of institutions such as the City of Geneva, Victoria Hall, DIP, CPMDT or the SUISA Foundation, among others.
As a composition teacher, he created the Jeune Création class and produced an exponential growth of the composition class at CPMDT. In the same vein, he has created a unique pre-professional composition class in Switzerland, which has already allowed many young composers to enter superior training in Switzerland and abroad. Each year, he organizes for this course collaborations with professional ensembles (USE, NEC, Batida, Container, Contrechamps, Ums’nJip), Festivals (Archipelago) and local and international artistic institutions (MAMCO, CEGM, SMC, CMJPR).

Brice Pauset, composer (France)

Composer Brice Pauset was born in Besançon in 1965, and started his musical education by learning the piano, violin and harpsichord before turning to composition. In 1994 he was awarded a grant by the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation and became a student at IRCAM from 1994 to 1996. He studied with Michel Philippot, gerard Grisey and Alain Bancquart in Paris, and since then has pursued a dual career as a composer and performer of his own works as well as playing the early repertoire on the harpsichord and pianoforte and, occasionally, the modern piano. In France, Brice Pauset regularly works with Ircam, the Festival d’Automne in Paris and the Accroche-Note ensemble, the Ars Musica festival in Belgium, Klangforum-Wien in Austria, and, in Germany, the SWR (Baden-Baden) and WDR (Köln) radios, the Musik-Biennale Berlin and the Recherche ensemble in Freiburg im Breisgau. On occasion his works call for musicians unexpected in the realm of contemporary music, such as his Vanités which was first sung by countertenor Gérard Lesne with Il Seminario Musicale at Royaumont, Kontra-Sonate based on Schubert’s Sonata op. 42 (D 845), which Andreas Staier performed in June 2001 in Hagen and Paris, and Schlag-Kantilene based on Beethoven’s violin concerto, with David Grimal and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio-France, conducted by Peter Eötvös (2010). He also, among many other ensemble or chamber works, completed a six-symphonies cycle (2001 to 2009). Arditti String Quartet, together with WDR Choir and Orchestra, under Matthias Pintscher’s baton, premiered Das Dornröschen (2012) in Köln Philharmony (Germany). He has written many works for the pianist Nicolas Hodges, including three books of Canons for solo piano, Symphony no. 4 – “Der Geograph”, for piano and orchestra, and several etudes, the first of which was part of Hodges’ Studies Project. He has taught composition at Musikhochschule Freiburg-im-Breisgau since 2010.

Vladimir Gorlinsky, composer (Russia)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Gorlinskiy.jpgVladimir Gorlinsky (1984, Moscow) is a composer, an improviser, and author of spatial compositions and sound installations. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (prof. Vladimir Tarnopolski), and after graduation, he taught at the department of contemporary music. He attended the masterclasses with B.Furrer, P.Ablinger, B.Ferneyhough, R.Cendo, Ph.Leroux, G.Aperghis, etc.
Vladimir is a laureate of several international competitions: Alfred Schnittke competition (Moscow, 2002), Pyotr Jurgenson competition (Moscow, 2007), ‘Pythian Games’ (St. Petersburg, 2008), Rostrum competition (Dublin, Ireland, 2008), Youtube orchestra competition Award (Moscow, 2010), Impuls Academy (Graz, Austria, 2011), the competition ‘Open Space’ (Moscow, 2015). In 2021 Vladimir won a prize ‘Russian music 2.1’, and he composed the piece ‘Terracotta’. for a large orchestra.
His works have been performed by ensembles and soloists such as Klangforum Wien (Austria), ensemble Modern, KNM (Germany), Nikel (Israel), Nadar, Nemo ensemble (Belgium), Vertixe Sonora (Spain), KontraTrio (Switzerland), Insomnio, Ereprijs (The Netherlands), Nostri Temporis (Ukraine), eNsemble, NoName, MCME, Studio for New Music (Russia), trumpeter Marko Blaauw (The Netherlands), countertenor Javier Hagen (Switzerland), pianist Małgorzata Walentynowicz (Poland), lutenist Sofie Vanden Eynde (Belgium), Sint-Niklaas Academy Orchestra (Belgium), State symphony orchestra ‘Novaya Rossiya’, Russian National Orchestra (conductor Theodor Currentzis).

Vladimir Rannev, composer (Russia / Germany)

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Vladimir-Rannev.jpgVladimir Rannev was born in Moscow in 1970. He graduated in 2003 from the composition department of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Boris Tishchenko. From 2003 to 2005 he studied electronic music at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Professor Hans Ulrich Humpert. Rannev is a recipient of the Gartow Stiftung scholarship (Germany, 2002), the winner of the Salvatore Martirano Award of the University of Illinois (U.S., 2009), and the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Switzerland, 2010). His Opera Two Acts, to a libretto by Dmitry A. Prigov, premiered at the Hermitage Museum in November 2012, and was awarded the Sergei Kuryokhin Grand-Prix (2013). It was nominated for a Golden Mask award in 2014. Rannev’s music has been performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the U.K., Finland, Japan and the U.S. by various ensembles, including the Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theater, the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble of the Pro Arte Institute, One Orchestra, the Studio for New Music, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, ensemble Pincode (Russia), Nostri Temporis, ensemble Contrasts (Ukraine), Orkest de Volharding, the Amstel Quartet (The Netherlands), Mosaik, Les Eclats du Son, Integrales, LUX:NM, ensemble Clair-obscur, the Singakademie Oberhausen and Cantus Domus choirs (Germany), Ums ’n Jip, KontraTrio, Ensemble Phoenix Basel and Ensemble Proton Bern (Switzerland). Rannev is a member of the StRes (Structure Resistance) group of composers (Russia), and a lecturer at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory, and St. Petersburg State University.Sergej Newski, composer (Germany / Russia).

Olga Bochikhina, composer (Russia)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Olga-Bochikhina-1280x1920.jpgOlga Bochikhina graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (class of composition of Vladimir Tarnopolsky). From 2009 to 2011 she studied under the Specialized Master of Arts program (Higher School of Music at the Basel Academy of Music). Currently she teaches at the Moscow Conservatory (associate professor). Sha is an author of the instrumental and electroacoustic music, as well as the multimedia project “FACE: Silent Opera” for the ensemble, electronics and video projection. Laureate of All-Russian and international competitions. Scholarship of the Swiss Confederation (2009-2011). Performers: Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, orchestra “De Ereprijs” (the Netherlands), orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”, London Sinfonietta (Great Britain), “Phoenix Ensemble” (Switzerland), “Cikada string quartet” (Sweden), “Quasars ensemble” (Slovenia), Ensemble Modern, Türmchen Ensemble (Germany), Studio for New Music Ensemble, Mark Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble; conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Yurovsky, Igor Dronov, Philip Chizhevsky, Sergey Kondrashev, Ilan Volkov, Jurg Henneberger. Participant of Russian and European international festivals in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland. Author of lecture courses: “Repertoire of the XX century” (vocalists), “Contemporary music and new performing techniques” (string instruments, wind instruments), “Instrumentation for a modern chamber ensemble”.

Alexey Sysoev, composer (Russia)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Aleksey-Sysoev-.jpgAlexey Sysoev was born in  in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow College of Improvised Music, and after participated in various jazz, electronic and experimental projects as pianist and keyboardist for a long time. He also studied composition at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (). In  — Post-graduate student. Candidate of art criticism.
Works of Alexey Sysoev have been performed at festivals: “Moscow Autumn”, “Moscow Forum”, “Pythian Games” (St. Petersburg), “Another Space” (Moscow), ” Europe through the eyes of Russians. Russia through the eyes of Europeans” (Moscow), “Re-music” (St. Petersburg), “Territory” (Sochi, Kazan, Moscow), “World Music Days 2008” (Vilnius), “Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival” (Kiel), “45′ Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik” (Darmstadt), “Schumannfest” (Düsseldorf), “Klangspuren festival” (Schwaz), “Transart festival” (Bolzano), “Venice Biennale”, “La Folle Journee” (Nantes, Tokyo), “Festival Ljubljana”, “KlaraFestival” (Brussels), Culturescapes (Basel), “Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2014” (Utrecht), “Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival” (Groningen).
Alexey cooperated with the collectives: “Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble” (Moscow), “N’Caged ensemble” (Moscow), “Studio for New Music Ebsemble” (Moscow), “IIntrada Vocal Ensemble” (Moscow), “N’Caged” (Moscow), “Questa Musica” (Moscow), “eNsemble” (St. Petersburg), “NoName Ensemble” (Nizhny Novgorod), “Mark Pekarsky Ensemble of Percussion Instruments” (Moscow), “The 20th Century Ensemble” (Moscow), “FX String Quartet” (Moscow), “Nostri Temporis” (Kiev, Ukraine), “Ereprijs” (Apeldoorn, Netherlands), “Amstel Quartet” (Amsterdam, Netherlands), “Slovenski Tolkalni Projekt” (Ljubljana, Slovenia), “BL!NDMAN” (Brussels, Belgium), “Belgrade Percussionists” (Belgrade, Serbia), “Ensemble This, Ensemble That” (Basel, Switzerland), “Phoenix Basel” (Basel, Switzerland), “Ensemble 2e2m” (Paris, France) etc. Alexey is active the musician improvisator. He cooperated with such musicians as Vladimir Tarasov (Lithuania), Sachiko M (Japan), Toshimaru Nakamura (Japan), Boris Baltschun and “The Pitch Quartet”, Burkhard Beins, Andrea Neumann, Boris Baltschun, Liz Allbee (Germany) etc.
Alexey’s music was released on labels: “Creative Sources”, “FancyMusic”, “Melody”, “ТОПОТ”, “Spina! Rec”, “Intonema”, “Moscow Conservatory Records”.
Alexey Sysoev is the author of music to theatrical performances by Kirill Serebrennikov, Boris Yukhananov, Philip Grigoryan, Vadim Zakharov, “Gay&Rony Club” (Netherlands). In , Alexey was awarded the National Prize of the Russian theater for the best work in musical theater.

Mark Buloshnikov, composer (Russia)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Buloshnikov.jpgMark Buloshnikov is a composer, musicologist and pianist. He was born on Dzerzhinsk in 1990. He graduated from the Nizhniy Novgorod Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Boris Getselev. Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod regional organization of the Union of Composers of Russia. Senior Lecturer of the Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory. He was a participant of workshops with Tapio Tuomela, Sergey Nevsky, Enno Poppe, Klaus Lang, Beat Furrer, a member of composer’s seminar leaded by Victor Ekimovsky (Ruza, 2010); a student of the first international MASM’s composers academy in Tchaikovsky (2011) with such teachers as Pierluigi Billone (Italy) and Franck Bedrossian (France). Mark is a founder, art director and a pianist of the NoName ensemble – the first contemporary music ensemble in Nizhny Novgorod. As a performer he brought into play a number of national and world premieres of foreign and Russian composers. Mark is an initiator and a coordinator of «School», the first workshops of new music in Nizhny Novgorod (2013). He has participated in various festivals and projects which include «Pictures from the exhibition» (2008, 2012); Contemporarium (2009-2012); Concerto italiano (2011); «I prefer not» (2011); Musica nova | across Russia (2011); «Moscow forum» (2011); solo nostri temporis III (2012); EM (2012); «Exposition XXI» (2011,2012); Opus52 (2011); Dialogs (2012); «four five eighty» (2012); «simple songs» (2012); «Leading voice» (2012); «Three Thursdays with John Cage» (2012); «Me-ti: the book of changes» (2013); Marevo (heat haze) (2012,2013) etc.

Oleg Makarov, sound-artists (Russia)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Oleg-Makarov.jpgOleg Makarov (b.1979) – composer, sound-artist, media-artist, hardware / software interactive systems and instruments maker.
Composes music of various kinds: chamber, instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic. Since 2006 composes music for radio plays for Radio Russia and Radio Culture.
Since 2004 participates in international festivals and exhibitions of modern art as a composer, author of multimedia interactive installations and performances, multi-channel algorithmic audio installations.
Regularly performs his electroacoustic pieces, both composed and improvised, in various art-centers. Makes experiments in cross-media fields of arts, electronics, programming etc. Researches algorithms of sound, movement and video interactions using interactive graphical programming environments.
Electroacoustic pieces for tape were performed on international festivals:
“Moscow Autumn” 2003–2007;
«International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music 2004», Roma, Italy;
«Synthese» 2004–2006, Bourges, France;
«Musica Viva 2005», Lisbon, Portugal;
«MUSICACOUSTICA 2006», Beijing, China and others/
Since 2008 regularly (about 1-3 times a month) Oleg Makarov performs live electroacoustic improvisation sets using laptop with self-programmed original patches in Max/MSP/Jitter, different controllers, sound objects, sometimes clarinet, piano in different art-centers, museums, clubs, solo and in collaborations.

Nadezhda Petruseva, musicologist (Russia)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Petruseva.jpegProfessor Nadezhda Andreevna Petruseva graduated from the Ural Conservatory, postgraduate and doctoral studies at the Moscow Conservatory; member of the All-Russian organization “Union of Composers”; Head of the Department of Theory and History of Music, Perm State Institute of Culture; artistic director of the Information Center for Contemporary Music (ICSM) at PSMC. She studied composition with the Ural composer and theorist Georgy Stanislavovich Iodynis. Nadezhda is the author of the first monograph in Russia about the leader of French new music, composer, conductor and theorist Pierre Boulez. Author of the two-volume “Musical Composition of the 20th Century: Aesthetics, Structures, Methods of Analysis” (2006, 2016).
In the area of interest are musical aesthetics (structuralism, phenomenology, hermeneutics), contemporary composition and performing techniques, musical theater, problems of music perception, complex methods of analysis, musical criticism, modern foreign and domestic music of France (P. Boulez, C. Debussy, O. Messiaen, J. Xenakis, T. Murail, P. Dusapin), Germany (K. Stockhausen, H. Lachenmann, A. Schoenberg), Italy (L. Berio, S. Sciarino, J. Scelsi), Austria (A. Webern, A. Berg, B. Furrer), U.S. (J. Cage, M. Babbitt, J. Adams), Russia (I. Stravinsky, D. Shostakovich, A. Schnittke, A. Izosimov, I. Vorobyov, V. Ekimovsky, S. Newski and others); Ural regional folklore.
Petruseva has published about 150 articles devoted to contemporary music, she is an active teacher, successfully teaches a complex of musical-theoretical and historical disciplines at the conservatory faculty of PSIK; created her own scientific school.

Vladimir Zhalnin, musicologist, journalist (Russia)

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Musicologist and music journalist. Leading specialist of the organizational and creative department of the Union of Composers of Russia, manager of special projects for the Musical Academy magazine. Born in 1993. Graduate of the Saratov Conservatory named after L.V. Sobinov (2017) and the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (2020). He took part in educational programs of the Faculty of Communication, Media and Design of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the Diaghilev Arts Festival, the Golden Mask Theater Festival.

Sergey Aristov, art-manager (Russia)

Это изображение имеет пустой атрибут alt; его имя файла - Aristov.jpegArt-director, music and theatre producer, concert manager. Graduated from Perm State Medical University (Academy). Got an additional higher education at Perm Institute of Economics and Finance on the faculty of “Advertising and public relations”. 2015-2017 works as a guest tutor at PIEF for two departments: “Advertising and public relations in the commercial sphere” and “Work organization of public relations department”. Since 2017 – Art-director in “Private Philharmonic “Triumph” (Perm), director of vocal ensemble “musicAeterna4” (St. Petersburg), manager of solo pianist Natalia Sokolovskaya, producer of “7/9 project” group, manager and producer of classical music concerts in Perm, Moscow, St. Petersburg and New-York City, director of ceremony for music critics “Resonance” (St. Petersburg). Cooperated with music producers Alexander Cheparukhin and Vladimir Orboronko on international music project “Steppe-scape” (Diaghilev Festival, 2014), acted as a director and producer of musical-choreography performance “Bloody wedding”, 2019, and performance “Sellinger. Unpublished stories”, 2023. Ranks among top-30 most famous people of Perm in “” magazine in nomination “Theatre”.