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Carlos Cipa

Carlos Cipa is a 22 year old composer/musician residing in Munich (Germany). Carlos discovered his passion for music very early in his life. At the age of 6 he began taking classical piano lessons with various renowned teachers. Ten years later after he started playing drums he became more and more interested in composition and improvisation. In the following years he made lots of experiences in many music styles like jazz, hardcore/punk, indie rock and orchestral music.

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Steve Reich

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer. He is a pioneer of minimalism, although his music has increasingly deviated from a purely minimalist style. Reich's innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (examples are his early compositions, "It's Gonna Rain" and "Come Out"), and the use of processes to create and explore musical concepts (for instance, "Pendulum Music" and ""Four Organs").

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Viviane Hagner

Viviane Hagner is an internationally-renowned violinist. She was born in Munich, Germany in 1977, to a German father and Korean mother. Hagner made her international debut at the age of 12, and one year later performed as soloist at the historic "Joint Concert" in Tel Aviv with the Berlin and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras, under the baton of Zubin Mehta. Since her debut, Hagner has been a regular soloist with leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin...

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Havergal Brian

William (Havergal) Brian (January 29, 1876 – November 28, 1972), was a British composer. Brian acquired a legendary status at the time of his rediscovery in the 1950s and 1960s for the number of symphonies he had managed to write (thirty-two, an unusually large number for any composer since Beethoven), and for his creative persistence in the face of almost total neglect during the greater part of his long life.

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Henryk G

The Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Górecki was born on 6 December 1933 in Czernica, Silesia. He studied music at the High School of Music in Katowice (now the Academy of Music). In 1960 he graduated with distinction from the class of the composer Boleslaw Szabelski (author of 5 symphonies), who had been taught by Karol Szymanowski. Górecki had his debut concert as a composer in 1958 in Katowice, which led to performances of his works in the next editions of the "Warsaw Autumn" International Festival of Contemporary Music (including Symphony No.

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Alfred Schnittke

Alfred Schnittke (born November 24, 1934 in the town Engels in USSR; died August 3, 1998 in Hamburg) -- was a Russian composer, pianist, theoretician of music and educator. His music is derived from various traditions: Russian (Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky), German (Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg), and American (Charles Ives). Among other things he composed nine symphonies (the last one unfinished), six concerti grossi, four violin concertos, three piano, two cello, a double concerto (for violin, viola, and cello), four string quartets, and three operas.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer (b. 1957) is a German-born, Los Angeles-based musician and film composer. Zimmer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 12th September 1957, and moved to London as a teenager. While he lived in London, Zimmer wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates. Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesisers. In 1980 he worked with The Buggles, a New Wave band formed in 1977 with Trevor Horn, Geoff Downs, and Bruce Woolley. Zimmer can be briefly seen in the Buggles music video for "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979).

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