TYCW Mechelen 2018

For the last workshops that will be part of Tenso’s 14-18 project, rather than opening a new call for composers, we decided to work with two composers that have participated in earlier workshops. They have been invited to come to Mechelen and work with coaches Chamber Choir Ireland, James Wood and Leo Samama.

David Veber (Slovenia, 1988) was part of workshop sessions in 2017. Sebastian Androne (Romania, 1989) is the recipient of Tenso Young Composers Award in 2015. His new work Crimson Bloom, which will be officially premiered in the next season, will get a try-out during the workshop.

Sebastian Androne (Romania, 1989) was named after J.S. Bach and fittingly took his first musical steps at the keyboard (albeit a tiny electronic one) before switching to the clarinet. It was not long before he found out that his real interest lay with composing. Before twelfth grade, he had finished, among other pieces, a 3-parts symphony, a symphonic poem, a cinematic overture, a ballet…. He finshed his studies composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest,  where he received his Doctorate in Music in 2018. For his symphonic piece Tektonum, he won the George Enescu Grand Prix; however, he calls his most prized accomplishment the letter of recommendation written by the composer Aurel Stroe in 2007.

From the 2015 jury report: “The music he brought to the workshop touched the jury, performers and audience. His choice of lyrics –­ from the diary of British-born queen Marie of Romania – was a real discovery. Androne uses a highly communicative musical language, showing sophistication in both horizontal (melodic) and vertical (harmonic) lines.”

Sebastian’s soundcloud

David Veber

David VeberDavid Veber (SI, 1988) participated in the Tenso workshops organized in Ljubjana and Nova Gorica in 2017. He finished his studies in composition with prof. Marko Mihevc at the Academy of music in Ljubljana. He continued his studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with prof Gyula Fekete, among others, focusing on composition and music analysis. He is co-founder of Janus Atelier publisher group and producer of Janus Festival in Maribor, Slovenia. Veber collaborates with musicians and groups such as Sextet of the Munich Philharmonic, the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra, Brass Band Slovenia, Ensemble Janus Atelier, Ingenium Ensemble, Slowind Wind Quintet, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Hugo Wolf Chamber Choir etc. Read his full bio…

David on the website of Janus Atelier

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