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November 14th, 2006, Tuesday
Moscow House of Composers
(Bryusov per. 8/10)

19.00

DSCH CONCERT OF LAUREATES
OF INTERNATIONAL DMITRI SCHOSTAKOVICH
YOUNG COMPOSERS COMPETITION

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble,
Artistic director - Yuri Kasparov,
Conductor - Alexei Vinogradov

Hu Xiao-Ou (China) Sounds of Meditation
Cohen Shai (Israel) Departure, Specificity, Conclusions (and) Highlights
Semion Segal (Kazakhstan / Russia) Variations on DSCH theme
Dmitri Kurliandsky (Russia) DSCH, recollection the name
Antonio Zimmerman (Argentina) RES/
Antonio Agostini (Italy) ...di petali caduti di strelitzia.

The concert is organized with support of:
Russian Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography
Les Editions du Chant du Monde (France)
DSCH Publishers House (Russia)



Antonio Zimmerman was born on December 1971 in Buenos Aires. He studied composition with Caamaño, Lambertini and Gandini in the Universidad Católica Argentina. In 1996 he graduated as Licenciado in Composition (Cum Laude). From 1997 until 2002 he was a member of Séptima Práctica a contemporary music group as a composer, producer and interpreter. He has received scholarships from Antorchas Foundation, Foundation Royaumont, Avantgarde Schwaz and Fondo Nacional de las Artes. Among the prizes he won are two Mención TriNaC, the Cantus Ensemble Composition Competition 2002 (Croatia), the TriMArg2002 (Tribune of Argentine Music), the Juan Carlos Paz 2003, 2nd Prize DSCH 2005 (Paris/Moscow) and José María Castro 2005 (SADAIC). He took courses in Argentina, France and Austria with Donatoni, Ferneyhoug, Hosokawa and other composers. His composition were premiered in Argentina, Germany, Spain, Austria and France by Séptima Práctica, Ictus Ensemble, HET Trio, Solistas de Música Contemporánea, Irvine Arditti.

Antonio Agostini was born in Viareggio (Italy), 07/07/'69.Guitarist, he studied composition at Conservatorio Statale"G.Puccini" of La Spezia and privately with Riccardo Dapelo in Genova, and with Andrea Nicoli. He attend the improved course in composition (1996-2002) with Giacomo Manzoni, at the Fiesole High school of music, where he win the scholarship of the course(2001/2002). In 1999 he win the  Veretti Prize (Rome) with  Meta-matic II-Musique pour Jean Tinguely , for six players, performing by Ensemble Kontra-Punkte at  Festival musicale di Aosta ,conducted by Vinko Globokar. In 2001 is selected and performed by Mario Ancillotti and Enzo Porta,with Ensemble Kontra-Punkte ,for the  Festa della Musica 2001 ,Florence music Festival ( Forma in Combustione-Omaggio a Rosario Murabito for seven players). Consecutively,for two years (2002 e 2003) is selected and performed ( L excavatrice de L espace II-Musique pour Jean Tinguely IX , for eight players  2002- and  Elementi in ascesa-Contrappunti per R.Murabito , for six players  2003-) for the Italian new composition congress  Compositori a Confronto  , at Conservatorio  Achille Peri of Reggio Emilia. In 2003 is guest composer of the  Neue komposition enzemble and teach in Prague and Budapest.From 1992 to 2002 he follow workshops and courses of study with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Salvatore Sciarrino, Adriano Guarnieri, Luca Francesconi, Sylvano Bussotti and Nicola Sani. For two years (2003/2004) is the music director of the exposition  La vita agra-L arte del resistere , with ten electronic music pieces and installations.His compositions, from solo pieces to orchestral works,are performed in Italy,Czech Republic, Poland, France, Hungary and Sweden. He played,as guitarist and conductor,in various european festivals of improvised music (Stockolm festival, Copenhagen summer festival,Zurich 1992& ). From 1999 is member of the ensemble  Les Ondes Martenot , with whom he win (2001) the  Piero Ciampi s prize for the best performance,and in 2002 the second prize of  Fabrizio De Andre Memorial Competition . His works are edited and distributed by  Ars Publica Music Publisher (scores) and Aliamusica records (cd s).

Hu Xiao-ou (China) was born in 1976 in Chengdu, Sichuan province into a family of Sichuan Opera actors. He began his composition studies with Prof. Ao Chang-qun and graduated with a Bachelor s degree from Sichuan conservatory. He received his Master s degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) where he studied with Drs.Chen Yi, Zhou Long, James Mobberley, and Paul Rudy. He has received scholarships and assistantships from UMKC for his studies in the Doctoral program in composition. Xiao-ou s awards include The New York  Music From China International Composition Competition Prize (1999), The National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Award (2001), UMKC Chamber Music Composition Competition (2003), The SCI/ASCAP Commission Composition Competition Regional Prize (2004, 2006), MMTA/MTNA Commission Award (2006), SCI/ASCAP Regional VI Call for Score Project (2006), Irving Cesa Composition Scholarship from California Summer Music (2006), The Christoph and Stephan Kaske Composition Fellowship at the 62th Season of the Composers Conference, ASCAP Foundation / Morton Gould Young Composers Composition Competition Prize (2006), Shanghai Spring International Accordion Festival  Chinese New Composition Prize (2006), an honorable mention in Fauxhomanic International Orchestra Composition Competition (2006), an honorable mention in Dmitri Schostakovich (DSCH) International Composers Competition in Russia (2006).

Shai Cohen was born in Haifa (1968) and working as a teacher, composer and jazz performer. He studied composition at the Academy of Music in Jerusalem (BMus) and at Bar-Ilan University (MA, Phd ). Among his teachers were Slava Ganelin, Prof. Gideon Lewensohn and Prof. Betty Olivero. His compositional activities range from music for conventional instruments to works for live or taped electro-acoustic performance, and have been performed and broadcast in Israel and in international festivals. Recent works include  Association - commissioned by Asian Music Festival premiered in Tokyo Japan (2003).  Enchanted Morning - concerto for flute, harp, perc and string orchestra based on Ravi Shankar Raga "Todi" commissioned by Israel major philharmonic flute player and premiered in Romania (2005). Hkafil - commissioned by the Israel Composers League (ICL), premiere in Jerusalem music center (2005). Collective Memory - commissioned by the Israel philharmonic Arab Jewish ensembles, Tempus Fugit international biennial contemporary music premiere in Jerusalem (2004) and preformed many times around the world. From 2003 he is a lecturer in the Bar-Ilan University in the music departments and also involve in a range of educational activities.

Dmitri Kourliandski was born in 1976 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and completed post-graduate course led by Leonid Bobylev. Attended master classes given by many Russian and foreign composers. His compositions won awards in Russia, France and Great Britain. In 2003 he won the Grand Prix of the International Gaudeamus Competition in the Netherlands. Dmitri Kourliandski s music is regularly played in concerts and at festivals held in many Russian cities, CIS, Germany (Donaueschingen, Berlin and Dresden festivals, Schleswig-Holstein and others), the Netherlands (Gaudeamus), Great Britain, Austria (Aspekte Festival), France, Finland (Musica nova and Time of Music), Poland (Warsaw autumn), Japan, and is broadcast worldwide. Dmitri Kourliandski worked with such conductors as Vladimir Fedoseev, Vladimir Ziva, Theodore Kurentzis, Reinbert de Leeuw, Zholt Nagy and others. His compositions were played by many Russian orchestras and leading European ensembles, such as KlangForum Wien, ASKO and Schoenberg ensembles, Aleph, Slagwerkgroep den Haag, Integrales and many others. He has received commissions from many Russian and European festivals, ensembles and foundations. Some of his works have been published by Le Chant du Monde and Jobert. Mr. Kourliandski is the founder and editor-in-chief of Tribuna Sovremennoi Muzyki (Tribune of Contemporary Music), the first Russian journal dealing with contemporary music issues. He is a co-founder of the Structural Resistance (StRes) group of composers and member of the Composers Union of Russia.

Semion Segal was born in 1971 in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan). Since 1990 he lives in Moscow. He works in Orthodox church as a regent. He studied at the Saint-Tikhonovsky Theological institute (1992-1997) and at the Moscow Conservatory (1997-2001). Since 2004 he is a member of the Russian Composers Union. At the moment he continues to work as a regent as well as to compose a number of chamber and symphonic pieces. Antonio Agostini was born in Viareggio (Italy), 07/07/'69.Guitarist, he studied composition at Conservatorio Statale"G.Puccini" of La Spezia and privately with Riccardo Dapelo in Genova, and with Andrea Nicoli. He attend the improved course in composition (1996-2002) with Giacomo Manzoni, at the Fiesole High school of music, where he win the scholarship of the course(2001/2002). In 1999 he win the  Veretti Prize (Rome) with  Meta-matic II-Musique pour Jean Tinguely , for six players, performing by Ensemble Kontra-Punkte at  Festival musicale di Aosta ,conducted by Vinko Globokar. In 2001 is selected and performed by Mario Ancillotti and Enzo Porta,with Ensemble Kontra-Punkte ,for the  Festa della Musica 2001 ,Florence music Festival ( Forma in Combustione-Omaggio a Rosario Murabito for seven players). Consecutively,for two years (2002 e 2003) is selected and performed ( L excavatrice de L espace II-Musique pour Jean Tinguely IX , for eight players  2002- and  Elementi in ascesa-Contrappunti per R.Murabito , for six players  2003-) for the Italian new composition congress  Compositori a Confronto  , at Conservatorio  Achille Peri of Reggio Emilia. In 2003 is guest composer of the  Neue komposition enzemble and teach in Prague and Budapest.From 1992 to 2002 he follow workshops and courses of study with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Salvatore Sciarrino, Adriano Guarnieri, Luca Francesconi, Sylvano Bussotti and Nicola Sani. For two years (2003/2004) is the music director of the exposition  La vita agra-L arte del resistere , with ten electronic music pieces and installations.His compositions, from solo pieces to orchestral works,are performed in Italy,Czech Republic, Poland, France, Hungary and Sweden. He played,as guitarist and conductor,in various european festivals of improvised music (Stockolm festival, Copenhagen summer festival,Zurich 1992& ). From 1999 is member of the ensemble  Les Ondes Martenot , with whom he win (2001) the  Piero Ciampi s prize for the best performance,and in 2002 the second prize of  Fabrizio De Andre Memorial Competition . His works are edited and distributed by  Ars Publica Music Publisher (scores) and Aliamusica records (cd s).