The China-born Austrian conductor Jin Wang worked with over 100 orchestras, among them are the Oslo Philharmonic (STRAUSS "A Hero´s Life", STRAVINSKY "Petrouchka", …), the Swedish National Orchestra Gothenborg ("Vienna 1900" Festival, MAHLER Symphonies, SCHÖNBERG "Erwartung"…), the Swedish National Radio Symphonic (Chief Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen), the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Radio Symphonic Berlin (RIAS), the Prague Radio Symphonic (Asia tour…), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Toscanini Orchestra in Italy etc.
Dr. Cleopatra David is a Romanian musicologist and Sahaja Yogini. Her speech will be about integrating music, breathing and yoga.
Ioana Marin is a vocal soloist in the traditional style of Ialomita-Ilfov zone (Muntenia, South of Romania). She is multiple awardee of national folk music competitions, she has a number of recordings for Romanian Broadcast Corporation, and National television, as well as her own record disc at Electrecord company.
Buddhist Chinese chanting of Master Je Rong and the symphonic version of Maestro Jin Wang
Maestro Saeed Dadkhah Tehrani (setar, voice) is a Persian Sufi composer. He studied with the famous musicians Ali Rostamian Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Mohammad Reza Lotfi. His tours in Turkey and Romania were successful and his concerts were sold out. Hossein Sanaei (kamancheh, violin) is the student of maestro Tehrani and previously he studied with Homayoun Khorram and Abolhassan Saba.
Ramy Fares, born and raised in Egypt, studied history and lived in Alexandria until 2014. He is a resident in Romania since 2014 and his current job is web developing and photography. But his true passion is the art of music. He plays lute and classic guitar, composes romantic and patriotic songs, remixes old musical pieces and composes music and songs for children and amateur theater since 2000. Among his favourite styles of composing is mixing classic oriental music with modern European and American.
Apoorva Nipankar- Nastase is a Hindustani classical singer, with a rich activity both in performing and teaching, descendent of Gwalior Gharana and Jaipur-Agra Gharana. Apoorva has been teaching in Holy Mother School Nashik, VNP N.G.O in Delhi, Noida, ISPS School Himachal Pradesh, and Shankar Mahadevan Music Academy. She has launched an album of bhajans and classical songs & Different Raagas namend Shri Narayani.
The most prominent recital in our conference will be held by Psalmodia ensemble of national Music University in Bucharest, Romania. Psalmodia is the specialized Byzantine music ensemble of National University of Music Bucharest. It was created in 1988 by Archdeacon Professor Dr. Sebastian Barbu – Bucur and the aim was the recovery of the Romanian music of Byzantine tradition and the promotion of an authentic interpretative model.
Psalmodia had a prominent overseas, performing activity and was invited to Athens, Thessaloniki, Jerusalem, Rome, and Tel Aviv etc., having in the same time an impressive discography that includes two LPs, 21 audio tapes and over 20 CDs with Byzantine music. The Psalmodia ensemble is conducted nowadays by Professor Dr. Nicolae Gheorghița.
Maria Krylova, professional Russian folk singer. Ms. Krylova graduated the Saratov Conservatory in 2020, and she is the winner of all-Russian and international competitions for folk song performers.
He started violin learning when i was 15 years old in my hometown,after 5 years i could met the iranian great composer and violinist maestro homayoun khorram ,and started the highlevel of persian traditional music and violin learning with him in the irans capital,tehran.also i started to learn persian traditional string instrument name kamanch.
His main style of music is persian traditional and sufi music,(sufism is a part of islam,which in this way music is most important and it is a way to conecting with god ,mystical music is impressing of the audiances souls.
Uma Ranganathan is blossoming as a solo vocalist under the illustrious wings of Vidushi Smt.Gayathri Venkataraghavan, eminent Carnatic vocalist and teacher, and undergoing intense training on Layam under the wings of Vidwan Shri.Erode Nagaraj, renowned Mridangam performer and Teacher. Uma is a certified music therapist. She has also been teaching music for the past 7 years and has worked with the NGO-Music Basti in New Delhi, to help children in mental healing through music. Besides music, she has also been trained in Bharatanatyam for 16 years, under the tutelage of Smt. Jayalakshmi Eshwar, New Delhi. She has a Masters in Human Resource Management from London School of Economics and Political Science, and is currently working as a Senior HR Leader in the Energy industry in Norway.
The Sunshine Orchestra is the marquee project of the A R Rahman foundation. Socially and economically deprived children with an aptitude in music are provided free musical training. Once equipped with the requisite skills, endowed with confidence, they are groomed to explore opportunities and build a career in music, as teachers or as performers. The children get a better understanding of their own and other cultural identities through the exploration of Classical & Western musical traditions. They benefit from the exposure to global cultural trends through their interactions with eminent international musicians and learning from them. Most importantly, the Sunshine Orchestra is a stepping stone to building harmony, unifying people, diluting communal and cultural differences.
The Sunshine Orchestra is also a symphony orchestra in the making. The larger dream of this project is to be a one of a kind “symphony” orchestra matching and surpassing global standards in music.
Since its inception in the year 2008, the foundation has adopted over 100 students, primarily from the MGR Corporation School, Kodambakkam and other institutions, who hail from economically underserved sections of the community. The students are trained by expert faculty in orchestral instruments including strings and brass, in an effort to empower them with life skills and provide them with a viable future career within the creative industries.
The orchestra is growing with it’s highly efficient trainers and enthusiastic students. It now has the strings section and the brass section of an orchestra and are looking forward to establishing the woodwinds section soon. It also has an outreach programme at the Gen cariappa school in CHENNAI where the senior students take classes for violin, viola and cello. Recently, a wing of the sunshine orchestra has been launched in Nagaland with the support of TaFMA with a memorandum signed at the Hornbill festival.
The Sunshine Orchestra - Strings Ensemble, was initiated in the year 2008 and from then on classes were offered in Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. Whom we have here today to perform, are the senior batch of the strings section, trained, conducted & mentored by Mr. Srinivasa Murthy, an eminent puristic violinist. They have already demonstrated a level of measured professionalism undertaking recordings for film scores as well as performances across India and abroad including the United Nations Headquarters in New York. They are regularly engaged by the founder, Dr. A. R. Rahman, for his live concerts, films and other projects.
Getting to know Mahendra is a short and a long process at the same time. It is a short process because he exudes music and rhythm, he literally lives and breathes it and it cannot leave you as an indifferent spectator – your heart, soul and body respond to it. And it is a long process to learn and experience all the various ways in which he practices his musical art and shares it with others. People who hear him play for the first time get enthralled by the magic of his music, those who have enjoyed his performance numerous times enjoy it again and again. He is an enchanting mixture of a person who is aware of the power of his music, yet very humble and down-to-earth and he reaches out to people as he knows art can bring amazing changes to our lives. His generosity and embracing nature has allowed many people from all ages to experience the healing magic of hand drumming, rhythm and music, to come to a place and a moment in time where they can be themselves and grow their confidence.
The Mbale Schools Band in Uganda is a collection of over 100 young people performing as a single brass band. The aim of the band is to develop and nurture the musical talents of these young musicians. The band members also receive great support for their education, with the help of generous donors and sponsors. The band was created in 2008 with just twelve members, and has gone from strength to strength in the past decade. Despite facing some serious adversity, the band has continued to grow and provide vital support to many vulnerable children. They currently play western brass band music only as there is no musical notation for traditional music.
Mohamed Elfakahany is an Egyptian composer, born in 1967. He was associated with music from a young age, especially classical and oriental music, He learned music composition after joining the Academy of Arts at the Higher Institute of Arabic Music, Department of Composition and Musical Leadership He has many classical and oriental musical compositions, He led the orchestra at many ceremonies in many countries