Katharina Rosenberger (Switzerland)
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Katharina Rosenberger, born in Zurich, is a Professor for Composition and Sound Art at the Department of Music, University of California, San Diego. Much of her work manifests in an interdisciplinary context and is bound to confront traditional performance practice in terms of how sound is produced, heard and seen. Her compositions, installations and interdisciplinary stage work have been featured at festivals such as the Warschauer Herbst, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Heroines of Sound, Berlin, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Hannover, Weimarer Frühlingstage, DE, ZeitRäume Basel, Musikfestival Bern, Tage für Neue Musik, Zürich, Festival Archipel, Geneva, CH, Festival Les Musiques, Marseille, FR, Festival Bernaola, Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES, Felicja Blumental Festival, Tel Aviv, IL, Festival reMusik, St.Petersburg, RU, Festival Visiones Sonoras, Morelia, MX, Shanghai Electronic Music Week, Shanghai New Music Days, CN, October Contemporary, Hongkong, HK, as well as in many concert series throughout Europe and the United States. Rosenberger is a recipient of the 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. In the past, she has been awarded with the Hellman Fellowship, San Francisco, the Sony Scholar Award, and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Commission for her composition Gesang an das noch namenlose Land. Her installation work VIVA VOCE and Room V won the “Mediaprojects Award” / Sitemapping of the Swiss Federal Agency (OFC), Berne. Her portrait CD TEXTUREN with the Wet Ink Ensemble, released on HatHut Records, has been awarded the prestigious Copland Recording Grant and was selected for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste 4_2012. Her music can be heard on Hat Hut Records, Unit Records and Akenaton.

Pierre Jodlowski (France)
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Pierre Jodlowski is a composer, performer and multimedia artist. His music, often marked by a high density, is at the crossroads of acoustic and electric sound and is characterized by dramatic and political anchor. His work unfolds today in many areas: films, interactive installations, staging. He is defining his music as an “active process” on the physicall level [musical gestures, energy and space] and on the psychological level [relation to memory and visual dimension of sound]. In parallel to his compositions, he also performs on various scenes (experimental, jazz, electronic), solo or with other artists. Since 1998 he is co-artistic director of éOle (research and production studios based in Odyssud – Cultural center in Blagnac) and Novelum festival in Toulouse (from 1998 to 2014). He has been collaborating with various ensembles such as: Intercontemporain (Paris), Ictus (Belgium), KNM (Berlin), the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (France), MusikFabrik (Germany), the new Ensemble Moderne (Montreal), Ars Nova (Sweden), Proxima Centauri (France), Court-circuit (France), Ensemble Les Éléments (France), the Berg Orchestra (Prague), Soundinitiative (Europe), LUX:NM (Germany) and various soloist from the international contemporary music scene. He also works as a stage designer on several projects at the intersection of theater, installation, concert or oratorio. He has received commissions from IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain, the French Ministry of Culture, Akademie der Künste (Berlin), CIRM, GRM, the Donaueschingen Festival, Radio France, the Piano Competition in Orleans, GMEM, GRAME , Siemens Foundation, the Opera of Toulouse, the European project INTEGRA, the studio EMS – Stockholm, the Royaumont Foundation, Cabaret contemporain, Venice Biennale music festival, Polish Ministry of Culture. From 2017 à 2019 he is resident artist in Lux – National Theater in Valence (France). Since 2019, he has become Artistic Director of Musica Electronica Nova Festival, produced by the Philharmonic in Wroclaw, Poland.

Valery Voronov (Germany)
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Valery Voronov was born in 1970 in Moscow. In 1995 he graduated from the Belarusian Academy of Music (composition class of Prof. D. Smolsky). In the same year, Valery Voronov entered the Higher School of Music in Cologne. Prof. class K. Meyer (composition) and prof. H. Humpert (electronic composition). Participated in masterclasses by G. Katzer and D. Crumb at Rheinsberg Castle. Laureate of the International Competition for Composers Werner-Richard-Stifftung (Germany), the Fifth International Competition for Composers. V. Lutoslawski in Warsaw, Eighth International Composers Competition within the framework of the seminar “Days of New Music” in Vienna. Fellow of the Tübingen Composers’ Society “Contemporary Liturgical Music”, Composer in residence of the “Festival of Nations”, Grand and Small Prizes of the “Pythian Games”, Schiedmeyer Celesta Prize, etc. Valery Voronov participated in international festivals and forums, among them: Warsaw Autumn, Bergische Biennale der Neuen Musik, Wiener Sommer-Seminar für Neue Musik, Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), Pythian Games (St. Petersburg), Zèppelin 04 (Barcelona), Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik, Soundways (St. Petersburg), Festival of Nations (Hamburg), Aspekte (Salzburg), Jardins Musicaux (Sernier), La Batie (Geneva), MaerzMusik (Berlin), Festival d’Automne (Paris) , Rusland Festival (Amsterdam), Schwetzinger Musiktagen, SWR Festspiele, Shakespeare-Wochen (Bochum), Winter International Art Festival in Sochi and others. Among the performers: Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Studio for New Music (Moscow), Moscow Soloists Ensemble, Yuri Bashmet, eNsemble (St. Petersburg), Belarusian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra, Liana Isakadze, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra (Poland), Ensemble reflexion k, Philharmonic of Nations, Justus Frantz, Ruhr University Choir and Orchestra, Bochumer Symphoniker, Ensemble Modern, Brandenburger Symphoniker (Germany), Ensemble Aleph (France), Opera decentralise, Egardiner Cantorei, Cantapella (Switzerland) , Holland Symfonia, Aurelia Saxofonquartett, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Asko/Schönberg Ensemble (Holland), etc.

Dmitri Kourliandski (France/Russia)
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Dmitri Kourliandski was born 1976 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and completed post-graduate course led by Leonid Bobylev. Attended master classes given by many Russian and foreign composers. Compositions won awards in Russia, France and Great Britain. In 2003 he won the Grand Prix of the International Gaudeamus Competition in the Netherlands. In 2010 – Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Switzerland). Guest of the Berliner Kuenstlerprogramm 2008.Ensemble 2e2m (France) composer-in-residence 2010.Winner of 2011 Johann Joseph Fux opera composition competition (Austria). Dmitri Kourliandski’s music is regularly played in concerts and at festivals held in many Russian cities, CIS, Argentina, Australia, Austria (Klangspuren, Aspekte Festival), Belgium (Music@venture), Canada, China, Italy (Venice biennale, Transart), Finland (Musica nova, Time of Music), France (Music Strasbourg), Germany (Donaueschingen, Dresden festival, MaerzMusik, Schleswig-Holstein and others), Great Britain (Huddersfield, Oxford),Greece (Athens festival),Japan, the Netherlands (Gaudeamus), Poland (Warsaw autumn), Serbia, Spain, Sweden (ISCM World music days), Switzerland (Archipel), and is broadcast worldwide. Dmitri Kourliandski worked with such conductors as Teodor Currentzis, Reinbert de Leeuw, Roland Kluttig, Pierre Roullier, Zsolt Nagy, Jurjen Hempel, Giorgio Bernasconi and others. His compositions were played by many Russian and European orchestras and ensembles, such as SWR orchestra, MusicAeterna, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Yekaterinburg philharmonic orchestra, J.Futura orchestra, Tatiana Grindenko and Opus Posth, KlangForum Wien, ASKO and Schoenberg ensembles, InterContemporain, 2E2M, L’Itineraire, Contrechamps, Elision, KNM, Aleph, Slagwerkgroep den Haag, Champ d’action, Kairos quartet, Sonar quartet, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, eNsemble, Studio for New Music and many others. He has received commissions from many Russian and European festivals, ensembles and foundations.
Before 2021 Dmitri Kourliandski was the artistic director of the Academy.

Alexander Radvilovich (Russia)
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Alexander Radvilovich is a composer, professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Born in Leningrad in 1955. In 1978 he graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory in the composition class of Professor S. M. Slonimsky. Later, a number of composer seminars appeared in Poland, Holland and Germany, where he trained with V. Lutoslawski, B. Schaeffer, T. de Leeuw, P.-H. Dittrich. The works by A. Radtsilovich perform at the international festivals in Russia (St. Petersburg – “Petersburg Musical Spring”, “From the Avant-Garde to the Present Day”, “Sound Ways”; Moscow – “Moscow Autumn”, “Moscow Forum”; Karelia – “International Arts Festival in Kostamuksha”; Kazan – “East-West”), in Ukraine (Odessa – “Two Days and Two Nights”), in Lithuania (Klaipeda – “Mariu Claviray”), and in Germany (Heilbronn, Görlitz ), Bremen, Berlin), visits (St. Gallen), Denmark (Copenhagen, Bergen), USA (Maine, Boston), etc. Since the late 80s, Radvilovich’s music has been constantly included in the concert program in Poland, Bulgaria, Austria, Estonia, Bulgaria, France, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Yugoslavia, South Korea, Macedonia, Mongolia, Poland, U.S.A. In 1989, Alexander Radvilovich founded the International New Music Festival “Sound Ways” and since then has been its artistic director. Alexander Radvilovich is a laureate of the competition “Youth, Creativity, Mastery” (St. Petersburg, 1989), a diploma winner at the international competition of Queen Marie-Jose (Geneva, 1992). In 1998, for the works of 1996-98 and for his contribution to the department for the rapprochement of the musical culture of Russia and Germany, he received the Johann Wenzel Stamitz International Prize, established by the German Art Guild (Die Kunstlergilde).

Vladimir Rannev (Russia/Germany)
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Vladimir 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 (Russia)
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Olga 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”.

Nikolai Popov (Russia)
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Nikolai Popov is a composer, teacher, researcher, director and artistic director of the Center for Electroacoustic Music of the Moscow Conservatory (ceam), lecturer in the Department of Contemporary Music of the Moscow Conservatory. Graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory. P. I. Tchaikovsky in class. Of Valery Agafonnikov and Igor Kefalidi, and then graduate course under Vsevolod Zaderatsky. Participated in master classes of such composers as Frank Bedrosyan, Ivan Fedele, Mark Andre, Marco Chechiliani, Raphael Cendo, Francesco Filidei, Philipp Leroux, Alain Gossen, Rodion Shchedrin, Boris Tishchenko, Sergei Slonimsky, and others . Winner of all-Russian and international competitions, including: Open All-Russian Competition of Composers. A. G. Schnittke (2007); International Competition for Composers (USA, New York) (2008); II Open All-Russian competition of composers named after. D. D. Shostakovich (St. Petersburg) (2008); International Competition for Composers (Prague, Czech Republic) (2010), symphonic music competition “Score” (2022), etc. Winner of the Moscow Art Prize 2021. Artistic director of the annual festival “Biomechanics”. His compositions have been performed in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Portugal, Poland, USA, Czech Republic, Switzerland at the festivals Venice Biennale, Diaghilev Festival,, Biomechanics, Moscow Forum”, “Another Space”, “Shock Days of Mark Pekarsky”, “Moscow Autumn”, “Exposition XXI”, “Opus 52”, “Europe-Asia”, “Festival of New Music of the Milan Conservatory”, “International Festival of Classical Ballet named after Rudolf Nureyev”, festival of electro-acoustic music “EMUfest”, etc.

Roman Stolyar (Russia)
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Roman Stolyar is a composer and improvisator who has given concerts in twenty-six countries around the world, including the USA, Japan, China and Western Europe. He collaborated with a number of well-known improvisers, including Dominic Duvall, William Parker, Oliver Lake, Asif Tzahar, Vinny Golia, Mia Zabelka, Sergey Letov, Vladimir Chekasin and others. Graduated from the theoretical-composing department of the Novosibirsk State Conservatory and completed an assistantship-internship. At the same time, he was a teacher at the Novosibirsk College of Music, where until 2014 he taught at the pop (theory of improvisation, jazz harmony, history of styles, special piano) and theoretical (introduction to contemporary music) departments. Since 2018, he has been living and working in St. Petersburg, teaching at the Boris Tishchenko Musical and Educational College. Roman Stolyar is an active promoter of improvisational music, he has taught master classes on contemporary improvisation at the University of Michigan, the CalArts University, the New Classical Music School in New York, the Basel Academy of Music, the Conservatory of Versailles (France), etc. Author of the first Russian textbook on free improvisation. Member of the Russian Composers Union and the International Association of Jazz Schools, honorary member of the International Society for Improvised Music.