Chamber Music Campania partners with New Music New College in summer 2015, a part of our Sarasota residency. In this collaborative event, the Fiati Five perform the music of recent New College alum, Nikita Myullyari. Nikita has been studying music performance since the age of 9. He has studied piano with Irena Koffman of Florida Atlantic University and later took up composition with South Florida composer Donald Waxman. He has won numerous awards for both composition and performance, including a prestigious first prize at the Florida State Music Teachers Association composition competition. Since attending college at New College of Florida, he has composed several works for varying ensembles and styles. He graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music degree.
Kyle Werner is a composer who collaborates with outstanding classical performers such as the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Grand Rapids Symphony, guitarist Jordan Dodson, members of eighth blackbird, and Windscape. His works have been performed at the Colburn School, Hindemith Music Centre, Manhattan School of Music, Midwest Composers’ Symposium, MusicX Festival, Opera on Tap, Palais de Fontainebleau, Society for American Music Annual Conference, University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, and the Yamaha Piano Salon. Mr. Werner is currently a Doctor of Music Arts candidate at the Manhattan School of Music, where he is a music theory teaching fellow; he also completed a Master of Music degree at MSM, and a Bachelor of Music at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers have included Susan Botti, Joel Hoffman, and J. Mark Stambaugh. Also an avid sailor, he holds a certification from US Sailing, and has sailed in the Bahamas, Cyclades islands (Greece), Florida Keys, Great Lakes, and New York Harbor.
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Jason Thorpe Buchanan’s work has been described as “an unearthly collage of sounds,” “sharply-edged,” “shimmering,” and “ambitious.” Jason has received numerous awards, honors, and recognitions. In 2010 he received a Fulbright Fellowship, which afforded him an opportunity to serve as a visiting scholar at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg (Germany). He was recognized by the 4th annual newEar Composer’s Competition, the American Prize, and June in Buffalo; and he has received commissions from several diverse organizations, such as the Mizzou International Composers Festival, Ossia, Iktus Percussion, and the International Horn Society, with performances by Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Linea, nonsemble6, the [Switch~ Ensemble], and the Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble.
Jason has studied with Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez, Robert Morris, Allan Schindler, Peter Michael Hamel, Virko Baley, Jorge Grossmann, and Manfred Stahnke, and has worked under the direction of Takayoshi Suzuki and Brad Lubman, as well as with Georges Aperghis, Brian Ferneyhough, Raphaël Cendo, Augusta Read Thomas, Hans Abrahamsen, and Philippe Leroux.
Jason is the founder and director of Melos Music, an assistant conductor for Eastman’s Musica Nova Ensemble (dir. Brad Lubman), an Ossia board member, and the co-founder/conductor of the electroacoustic [Switch~ Ensemble]. Jason is currently completing a PhD at the Eastman School of Music, where he works in the Computer Music Center and Conducting/Ensembles departments.
Striking a unique balance between her creative outlets of performance and composition, marimba-focused percussionist and composer Carrie Magin has had successful performances in the United States, Europe, and Canada. Recent commissions include works for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Chorale, the University of Cincinnati Women’s Chorus, Kenyon Williams (Minnesota State University Moorhead), and the Akron Youth Symphony. Her works have been selected for the Buffalo Philharmonic Young Composers Forum, Orchestra 60x60, Ottawa 60x60, the Indianapolis Symphony Glick Young Composers Competition in 2010 (finalist), and Art Song Lab 2012 and 2013 (Vancouver, BC). She has participated as both a composer and performer at the Eastman Women in Music Festival, Midwest Composers Symposium, Music10 Festival in Blonay, Switzerland, and Academie Musicale de Villecroze in France.
Past honors include a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship and a Strategic Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has obtained certificates and degrees from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic, the University of Michigan (Bachelor’s Degree), and CCM (Master’s Degree and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition). Carrie Magin is currently on the theory faculty in CCM’s Preparatory Department.
Urban environments, city sounds, and nostalgia influence Jennifer Jolley’s compositions and sound installations. Her works have been commissioned and performed across the United States and Canada. Upcoming projects include a performance of Speilzeug Straßenbahn by the Baroque Band at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and The Bubble, a one-act opera (libretto by Kendall A) about the housing bubble. She is co-founder of North American New Opera Workshop in Cincinnati (www.nanoworksopera.com) and she teaches music composition and theory at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Libero Mureddu is an Italian-French composer and pianist based in Helsinki. He studied Piano and Composition at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" of Milano and Music Technology at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
He is an active pianist in the field of improvised music, with long-standing collaborations with Giovanni Falzone and the Chant Trio. As composer his main interests are in the fields of computer-assisted algorithmic composition and in the exploration of the connections between composition and improvisation.
Eric Nathan’s compositions have been performed and featured internationally by music festivals and organizations including Tanglewood, Aldeburgh Music, Aspen Music Festival, Ravinia Festival Steans Institute, Banff Centre, Shanghai Conservatory New Music Week, Toronto International Piano Competition, and the Composers Now Festival (New York), and featured on NPR’s radio show “From the Top,” WQXR’s Q2 Radio, and Canadian CBC Radio 2. Ensembles who have presented Nathan’s works include Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, American Composers Orchestra, Aspen Concert Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea), Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Yale Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Damocles Trio and the Momenta Quartet. The Hudson Valley Music Club presented a Composer Portrait concert of his music in March 2011.
Nathan’s music has been recognized with the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Prize, four ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Scholarship, the Aspen Music Festival’s Jacob Druckman Prize, the BMI William Schuman Prize, League of Composers Competition, American Modern Ensemble Composition Competition, First Prize in the ASCAP/SCI National Student Commission Competition, selection for the American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings, among others. Commissions include those from the Tanglewood Music Center, ASCAP/Society of Composers Inc., the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program and Youth Orchestras of Prince William. Nathan completed his doctorate at Cornell University and received his M.M. from Indiana University, and his B.A. from Yale College. His principal teachers include Steven Stucky, Roberto Sierra, Claude Baker, Sven-David Sandström, Kathryn Alexander and Kevin Ernste.