Igor Coelho Marques (Brasil, 1988) with Huithrothroy for flute and piano
Jack Frerer (Australia, 1995) , winner, with Last In, First Out for clarinet, violin and piano VIDEO
Dani Howard (UK, 1993) with AXIS for violin, violoncello and piano
Olaf Krause (Germany, 1981) with Shades of Dusk for string quartet
Austin Yip (UK, 1985) with Eagle Eyes for wind quintet
Melle Heij (Netherlands, 1997) with Sub Rosa for oboe, violin, viola, violoncello and piano
Igor Coelho Marques (1988) grew up in his native Brazil. At the age of 18 he started studying composition at the Brigham Young University in the United States. In 2013 he won the first prize in the BYU’s Mayhew Contest and graduated cum laude. Then he studied during two years with Morris Rosenzweig at the University of Utah, where he obtained his Masters degree. He also followed master classes by Kaija Saariaho, Martin Bresnick, Jason Eckardt, Chaya Czernowin and Mark Applebaum. He is currently studies composition at the University Buffalo with Jeffrey Stadelman. Igor wrote works for orchestra, choir and chamber music ensemble in all kinds of instrumentations. Some of his works have already been performed.
Jack Frerer (1995) is an Australian composer of music for concert and film, as well as an instrumentalist, producer and filmmaker based in Manhattan, currently studying composition with Robert Beaser and John Corigliano at The Juilliard School with the help of the Adrian Weller Scholarship and the Steuermann Memorial Prize. Jack has written pieces and arrangements for a variety of ensembles and performers, and has had works performed around Australia, Europe and the US. In 2014 Jack won the inaugural Matt Withers Young Australian Music Composition Competition open to all Australian music majors under 30. Jack has been an ASCAP Morton Gould Award finalist. As a producer, Jack has worked with bands and artists spanning a wide range of genres.
Dani Howard (1993) is a British composer who was born and raised in Hong Kong. Interested in collaborating with artists of various disciplined, she has worked with dancers, artists, film-makers and architects on a variety of projects. She graduated from the Royal College of Music where she received a first class BMus Honors Degree. Her work has been performed and screened across the UK and internationally in countries including Italy, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Netherlands, Romania, Brazil and USA. She has just received 1st Prize in the ‘Breaking The Fourth Wall International Composition Competition’, as well as a commission from ClassicFM and the RPS to write a work for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017.
The German composer Olaf Krause (1981) already played several instruments as a childnand when he was eleven years old he composed his first pieces of music. Nevertheless, he first completed his blacksmith training in Sydney before deciding to become a musician in 2008. He studied Early Music during four years at the Academy Burg Fürsteneck in Eiterfeld (Germany), specializing in the performing practice of music from the 9th to 15th century. As a baritone and hurdy gurdy player, he performed at ‘Oude Muziek’ Concerts in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2014 he decided to study composition and enrolled at the Musicube Academy in Bonn. Since 2015 he has studied at the ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem, for the Bachelor Composition of film and theater music.
Born in Hong Kong (1985), Austin Yip’s works have been performed worldwide. His musical creations are very diverse, ranging from orchestral piece to electroacoustic works, from Western orchestral to folk instruments. All the above shows his knowledge and creativity upon different styles of music. Yip has participated in numerous music festivals, in which he has worked closely with many world-renowned performers and ensembles. Yip has received commissions from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio and Television Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, HellHOT! New Music Festival and more.
The Dutch composer Melle Hahn was born in 1997 in Haarlem. At the age of six year he got his first piano lessons and he also started to compose. Melle was admitted to the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2014, where he is currently a 3rd year Bachelor, studying with Willem Jeths. Some of his compositions have already been performed: ‘ ‘Eine Nacht im Gnomenwald’ (2013) by the ASKO/Schönberg Ensemble, Désolation (2015) for violin and Chamber Orchestra by the Score Collective conducted by Ed Spanjaard in the muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Stabat Mater (2015-16) by the Neon choir under the direction of Fokko Oldenhuis with organist Laurens de Man in the Orgelpark in Amsterdam.