X° Concorso internazionale di composizione "Città di Udine" - Edizione 2013-2014 - La Giuria

Michele Biasutti (Italia)

Bernardino Beggio (Italia)

Christopher Chafe (Switzerland - USA)

Marta Ghezzo (USA)

Alexander Shchetynsky (Ukraine)

Michele Biasutti (Italy) President of the Jury - Composer and Psychologist, he was awarded diplomas at the Padova Conservatory of music. A prize-winning composer (International Composer Competition L. Russolo, International Competition of Bourges, Concour International de Composition de la Societé de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, International Competition Pierre Schaeffer, ...), his works were radio broadcast (RAI, ORF, RNE 2, Radio
Bratislava, RTSI, HRT, Radio Canada) and selected for International Festivals (ISEA '95 in Montreal, ISEA '96 in Rotterdam, Soundbox in Helsinki, VI BSCM in Rio de Janeiro, JIM'99 in Paris, VII BSCM in Curitiba). His music was performed in Festivals in European cities (Music Now in Dublin, Purcell Room in London, Fondazione Levi in Venice, 31st International Music Festival in Opatija, 18° Festival Internacional de mùsica contemporànea in Valencia, Tempo di Pratolino in Florence, Aspekte in Salzburg, Triduum in Klagenfurt, Society for new music in Prague, Concerts à la Villa Gillet in Lyon, Musiques d'aujourd'hui in Marseille,
Neue Musik in Freiburg; Encuentros mùsica europea in Madrid...), in North and South America (M.I.T. in Boston, SMCQ in Montreal, San Francisco State University in S. Francisco, University of Maryland in Baltimore...) and in Australia (Interfaces, ACMC 2000 in Brisbane). He collaborated with International Centers for electronic music. 
He is active as music organizer, currently scientific director of the Computer Art Festival in Padova. He has taught at the Conservatories of Novara and Venice and is researcher at Padova University. His music is recorded on Compact disc Artis-Cramps (ARCD 062, Polygram distribution), Fondazione Russolo-Pratella (Ef. Er. P94), Rivo Alto (CRR 9511, CRR 9610, Electa and Ducale distribution), and Accademia
Musicale Pescarese (MV001). Michele Biasutti specialized in ecological music, music which seeks to return to the essential elements of human nature, re-evaluating the primary sphere of human auditory perception. He is interested in the relationship between scientific thought and the logic of music, applying the results to his composition and research. Biasutti has
composed for theater, for chamber ensembles and for orchestra. His works for instruments and live electronics
deepens the possibilities of interaction between technological developments and instrumental resources. 
Michele Biasutti PhD is an Associate professor at Padova University, where he conducts research in psychology of music and music education. Among his research topics there are the cognitive processes in composition and improvisation, on-line music learning and the education of music teachers. He is proposing an approach to music education based on the development of processes rather than products. He is scientific director of research projects, he is a member of the editorial board of journals and he has published articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He was the scientific director of the international conferences Psychology and Music Education (PME04) and Training Music Teachers (TMT07) and author of seven books. He is President of the Italian Society for Music Education.

Bernardino Beggio (Italy) has studied at the Padova Music Conservatoire and afterwards in Poland at the Music Academy of Gdansk and Cracow with a grant of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has started to compose after many years’ experience of directing the Italian vanguard group Interensemble, as pianist, conductor and music organizer. From 1983 to 2013 he performed and conducted more than 500 concerts, mostly of contemporary music, in different European and American Countries. As a pianist and conductor he recorded 19 CDs for different labels (Edipan, Artis Cramps, Rivoalto, Taukay, Naxos, Newton Classics). He has composed music for chamber groups and solo instruments, for string orchestra and for wind instruments, for theatre and for experimental cinema. His music has been performed in most european countries and USA and broadcast from the national radio networks of Belgium, Croatia, Rumenia, Spain as well as from Italian Rai. He has been requested for engagements from the Theatre Européen de Musique Vivante, from Antidogma Musica in Turin and Senigallia Musica Nuova Festival. He has been teaching piano in different Italian Conservatories since 1981, and he has been invited for lectures on Italian Contemporary Music by prestigious music Schools like Sibelius Akatemia, Salonicco Conservatoire, Rutgers University, University of Massachusetts, New York University, City University of New York, Boston Berklee College of Music. He has been a member of the Jury in the International Composition Contest Città di Udine since 1996 and the President of the Jury in the International Piano Contest New Music for New Pianist in1996. Since 1984 he is the artistic director of the Computer Art Festival of Padova and Interensemble. Since 2003 he teaches at the Conservatorio Steffani in Castelfranco Veneto, where he is currently the coordinator of the GMCS project – Gruppo di Musica Contemporanea Steffani.

Chris Chafe (Switzerland - USA) is a composer, improvisor and cellist, developing much of his music alongside computer-based research. He is Director of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). At IRCAM (Paris) and The Banff Centre (Alberta), he pursued methods for digital synthesis, music performance and real-time internet collaboration. CCRMA's SoundWIRE project involves live concertizing with musicians the world over. Online collaboration software including jacktrip and research into latency factors continue to evolve. An active performer either on the net or physically present, his music reaches audiences in dozens of countries and sometimes at novel venues. A simultaneous five-country concert was hosted at the United Nations in 2009. Chafe's works are available from Centaur Records and various online media. Gallery and museum music installations are into their second decade with "musifications" resulting from collaborations with artists, scientists and MD's. Recent work includes the Brain Stethoscope project, PolarTide for the 2013 Venice Biennale, Tomato Quintet for the transLife:media Festival at the National Art Museum of China and Sun Shot played by the horns of large ships in the port of St. Johns, Newfoundland.

Alexander Shchetynsky (Ukraine) was born in 1960. His work list includes compositions in many forms ranging from solo instrumental and chamber music to orchestral music, choral pieces, and operas. They have been presented in most European countries and in North America, performed by such internationally acclaimed ensembles as the Moscow opera house Helikon-Opera, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the children's choir Maîtrise de Radio France, the Arditti String Quartet, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Ensemble Wiener Collage, Ensemble Klangforum, Ensemble Continuum (New York), New Juilliard Ensemble, musikFabrik, and the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, and by artists such as pianist Yvar Mikhashoff, soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and cellist Alexander Rudin, among others. Two CDs of his music have been released in the USA and France. His next CD with choral works was released on NAXOS label in March 2011. Shchetynsky received awards at six international composer's competitions in Austria, France, Luxembourg, Poland, and Switzerland. Among the jury members at these competitions were A. Dutilleux, M. Rostropovich, K. Penderecki, S. Palm, E. Denisov. In 2000, his chamber opera Annunciation was awarded the Russian National Theatrical Prize, Gold Mask, in the category of Innovation.
Inspired by the Soviet musical avant-garde (especially E. Denisov, A. Schnittke, and A. Pärt) and the Second Viennese School, as well as by O. Messiaen and G. Ligeti, he developed his personal post-serial style based on a combination of quasi-serial procedures and special attention to the attractiveness of sound material and to melody as a source of expression. Another fundamental feature of his music is its rhythmic, structural, and formal flexibility that suggests a "self-development" of the initial micro-thematic patterns. Modern spirituality was an impulse for many of his vocal and instrumental compositions and especially his three operas and his choral works. In these newest compositions, he moves towards post-modernistic aesthetics and aims at finding a new meta-style that integrates stylistic elements of various epochs. He does not, however, consider eclecticism a part of his vocabulary.

Marta Árkossy Ghezzo (USA), Professor of Music at Lehman College (CUNY), and recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, Teacher of the Year 2010. She taught at the Romanian Academy of Music (Bucharest), California Institute of the Arts (Valencia), Queens College (CUNY), Kingsborough College (CUNY), and New York University.
Dr. Ghezzo delivered master classes and lectures in the United States (University of Illinois, New York University, Louisiana State University, University of Stony Brook, CalState Northridge, Tulane University, John Jay College), and abroad (Università della Musica, Roma; Università Ca Foscari, Venezia, Italy; Conservatorio “A. Steffani,” Castelfranco Veneto, Italy; Conservatory of Music “Niccolò Piccinni,” Bari, Italy; Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel; Sibelius Conservatory of Music, Helsinki, Finland; Pusan National University, Korea; Ewha University, Seoul, Korea; Conservatory of Music, Odessa, Ukraine; and Constanza Music Festival, Romania).
For several years Dr. Ghezzo was the Director of the graduate Ear Training Program of Italian music festivals (Gubbio, Montevarchi, Arezzo, Todi, Molfetta). She was a guest speaker and presented her book Corso completo di educazione dell’orecchio, ritmo, solfeggio, dettato e teoria della musica, at the National Convention of Società Italiana di Analisi Musicali, organized by G. Ricordi in Fermo (Italy, 1991).




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