After co-creation meeting in Sarajevo three selected composers, agreed to produce one composition divided in three parts and each composer will compose one part. The mixed Orchestra will play that composition in concerts in Forli, Almeria and Sarajevo.
Annachiara Gedda was born in Turin (Italy) in 1986, the city in which her music formation has taken place with teachers such as Alessandro Ruo Rui and Giorgio Colombo Taccani. She has won or received special mentions in many composition competitions, most recently: New Made Week – Milan, 2015, Arte e Fantasia – Favria 2016, International Composition Competition Valentino Bucchi – Rome 2017, Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2017 – Tokyo 2017. Her works have been performed in Italy and abroad (UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan), during music festivals and seasons such as the Biennale di Venezia (IT), Gmem Festival les Musiques (FR), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Season (UK).
Marcos Fernandez. Born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1984, he lives currently in London, where he gained his Master in Composition (Royal College of Music) and where he teaches Theory & Composition (Trinity Music Academy). He has received many international awards: Societe Royale d’Harmonie (Belgium); Concurso de Composición Fundación Autor (Spain) and the Prize Patrond’s Fund (UK). His works have been programmed by among others the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Malta, the Britten Sinfonia or the Synphonic Orchestra of Madrid. His compositions have premiered in prestigious festivals and venues in Taiwan, Malta, Bulgaria, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Australia, USA and UK.
Vedran Mehinovic, born in Sarajevo, his music formation has has taken place in the United States, first at the New England Conservatory, and later at the University of California, where he gained his PhD. His compositions have received prizes or special mentions such as the Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam) or the Ziggurat Ensemble competition.
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz. Doctor of Musical Arts (Composition), 2012 ,
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. Master of Music (Composition), 2005
New England Conservatory. Bachelor of Music (Composition), 2003
Conductor of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra since 2003. Born in Damascus, Missak made his first debut in December of 1994 with the SNSO then he studied conducting in Italy from 1997 till 2002 with Julius Kalmar and he took part in some master-classes with H. Handt, D. Pascu, M. Beck, Carl St. Clair, Jorma Panula and Riccardo Muti.
He has conducted several concerts with Florence Amadeus Orchesra in various Tuscany cities (Florence, Chianciano, Vicchio, Poggibonsi, etc.). He has also conducted the Bruno Maderna Symphony Orchestra of Forlì, the Hans Swarowsky Orchestra of Milan, the Orchestra of the National Academy of Bucharest, the New Phiharmonic Orchestra of Sofia, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Dominican Republic, the Grunbunden Kammerphilharmonie, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Algeria.
He conducted the SNSO in several concerts in Syria (Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Homs) and abroad (Lebanon – Bahrain – Jordan – Oman – U. A. E. – Turkey – Italy and Algeria).
On 2004 he had the honor to conduct the SNSO in the opening concert of the Damascus Opera House and at the opening and closing ceremony of “Damascus Arab Capital of Culture 2008” in the presence of H.E. the President of the Syrian Arab Republic.
In 2010 he received a Medal of Honor “Stella della Solidarietà Italiana” order of “Commendatore” from the President of Italy for his efforts and achievements in developing the musical cooperation projects between Syria and Italy.
THE FULL LIST OF INSTRUMENTS AND MUSICIANS OF MIXED ORCHESTRA WILL BE PUBLISHED IN LATER STAGE.