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Sally Beamish

Sally Beamish (born 26 August 1956, London) is a British composer of chamber, vocal, choral and orchestral music.
Beamish studied the viola at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she received lessons from Anthony Gilbert and Lennox Berkeley. She later studied in Germany with the Italian violinist Bruno Giuranna. As a violist in the Raphael Ensemble, she recorded four discs of string sextets.

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Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1975 in Sydney. Every year, this ensemble presents performances of the highest standard to audiences around the world, including 10,000 subscribers across Australia. The ACO’s unique artistic style encompasses not only the masterworks of the classical repertoire, but innovative cross-artform projects and a vigorous commissioning program. The outstanding Australian musician Richard Tognetti was appointed as Artistic Director and Lead Violin in 1990.

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The Amber Sleep

The Amber Sleep is the songwriting outlet of Graham Jones (also of The Exploits of Elaine and the good anna), and a band formed in 2008 and currently consisting of 9 other musicians: Natalie Guest, Tom Denning, Lauren Smith, Stuart Robinson, Nicolar Bell, Alex Nicklin, Michael Waters, Tom Bush and Julian Cole. The group makes melancholic folk pop with dense orchestration, featuring a quintet of strings and woodwind amongst the more familiar guitar band setup, and sounding comparable to artists such as Efterklang, Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons and Sigur Ros.

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Jörg Widmann

Jörg Widmann was born in Munich in 1973. He studied the clarinet first with Gerd Starke at the Munich Hochschule für Musik and later with Charles Neidich at the Juilliard School in New York. His great passion being chamber music, he regularly makes music with partners such as Tabea Zimmermann, Heinz Holliger, András Schiff, Kim Kashkashian, Hélène Grimaud. As a soloist, he guest-performs with major orchestras at home and abroad and has given concerts with conductors such as Christoph von Dohnányi, Sylvain Cambreling and Kent Nagano.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. He has arguably been the most popular theatre composer of the late 20th century, with multiple showpieces which have run for more than a decade both on Broadway and in the West End. Throughout his career he has produced 16 musicals, 2 film scores, and a Latin requiem mass. He has also accumulated a number of honors, including seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar, an International Emmy, six Olivier Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.

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Sin Fang

It's been only 3 years since Iceland's new king of lo-fi layered lushness, Sindri Már Sigfússon, began his official recording career. “Summer Echoes”, the new and second album of his solo-project Sin Fang (he dropped the “Bous”) is now already his 4th album release (including 2 records of his other musical outlet Seabear) since 2007. The album oscillates wildly unearthing glimpses of familiarity - vintage Flying Nun here, Paw Tracks there and a Belle and Sebastian pop nous - while retaining the own stark originality of this uber-talented artist and producer.

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Alarm Will Sound

Alarm Will Sound is a U.S. twenty-member contemporary-music chamber orchestra. Members of the ensemble began playing together while studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and have diverse experience in composition, improvisation, jazz, popular styles, early music, and various traditional musics from around the world. Alarm Will Sound's repertoire ranges from European to American works, from the arch-modernist to the pop-influenced.

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