Klaus Lang (Austria)
Klaus Lang, born 1971 in Graz (Austria). Free lance composer and organist. Since 2006 Professor at Musikuniversitдt Graz.2008 teacher for сomposition at “Darmstadter Ferienkurse fur neue Musik”. Studied composition and theory of music  and organ at university of music in Graz. (M.A.)  Teachers a.o. Hermann Markus Pressl, Beat Furrer, Younghi Pagh Paan. Works commissioned by: Steirischer Herbst Graz, Wien Modern, Eclat Stuttgart,  MaerzmusikBerlin, Lucerne festival, Wittener Tage fur Neue Kammermusik,  Ultraschall Berlin, Musiktriennale Koeln, Darmstadter Ferienkurse,  Klangspuren Schwaz, Osterfestival Innsbruck, New Music Festival Stockholm,  Tage Zeitgemasser Musik Bludenz, Musikmonat Basel, Biennale Munchen, Monday Evening Concerts Los Angeles, Takefu Festival (Japan)…. Performed by Klangforum Wien, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain,  Musikfabrik, Ensemble die Reihe, SWR-chor, WDR-chor, Musikfabrik NRW,  Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, Studio Percussion Graz, HR-orchester, RSB-orchester,  Recreation Orchester, Tehran Symphony Orchestra…  Works for music theatre: Stimme Allein (Oper Bonn) Konigin Ok (Oper Bonn) der Handschuh des Immanuel (Hoertheater fur den Aachener Dom) Kirschblueten. Plays in concerts as organist ancient, contemporary and improvised music.

Marc André (France) 
Mark André, born 1964 in Paris. Mr. André studied analysis, composition, counterpoint, harmony, and musical research with Claude Ballif, Gérard Grisey and others at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he earned six premier prix and graduated in 1992. He earned his PhD in musicology, Le compossible musical de l’Ars subtilior, under the supervision of Olivier Boulnois and Philippe Vendrix at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris (Ulm-Jourdan) and the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours in 1993. He then studied composition with Helmut Lachenmann at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart from 1994–97 and attended Darmstadt in 1996, where he encountered Wolfgang Rihm. His honors include a residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (1995–96), the Kompositionspreis from the city of Stuttgart (1996, for Le trou noir univers), the Blaue Brücke Preis (1996, for Fatal), a residency at the Villa Médicis-hors-les-murs in Germany (1996), the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at Darmstadt (1996, for Un-Fini I and le loin et le profond), and a scholarship to work at the Experimentalstudio of the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung in Freiburg im Breisgau (1997–98). He later held a residency at the Villa Medici in Rome (1999–2001) and received the Internationaler Kompositionspreis of the Oper Frankfurt am Main (2001, for …das O… from …22, 13…) and the Förderpreis der Ernst von Siemens Stiftung (2002). He recently worked as a guest of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (2005) and has earned the Christoph und Stefan Kaske Kompositionspreis (2006), the Produktionspreis des Giga-Hertz-Preises für elektronische Musik (2007), the Orchesterpreis der Donaueschingen Musiktage (2007, for …auf… III), and the Förderpreis des Berliner Kunstpreises der Akademie der Künste in Berlin (2008). In 2011 – order ‘Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres’ (Minister of Culture, France). He lectured at Darmstadt in 1998, 2006 and 2010, at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt am Main in 2001, at the European Academy of the Festival d’Aix en Provence and Takefu International Music Festival in 2010  and at the Fondation Royaumont in 2011. He has taught counterpoint and instrumentation at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg since 2002. Since 2009 Mark Andre is appointed professor of composition at the ‘Hochschule für Musik Dresden’