Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin
Instrument: piano
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Photographer: Günter Hermentin ©

Karastoyanova-Hermentin Alexandra

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Erinnerung - für Klavier 2010
2 La Follia - for Trio 2010
3 Stigma - für 2 Instrumente 2009
4 Mari Mamo - für 3 Instrumente 2009
5 Purple membrane - II. Version für Klarinette, Marimba, Viola und Violoncello 2007
6 GALECHRI 2007
7 3 D 2007
8 MAHAGONY - für Violine und Streichorchester 2006 - 2007 ~ 15m
9 Purple membrane - I. Version für Viola und Klavier 2006 ~ 10m
10 Grüne Nostalgie 2006 ~ 4m
11 Stachelgrass 2006
12 K-Variationen - für Klavier solo 2006
13 ANNÄHERUNG 2005 ~ 6m
14 Neues Werk - für Marimba solo 2005
15 Werk - für Viola und Gitarre 2004 - 2005
16 Tango-noTango - Version für Violine, Violoncello, Gitarre, Klavier 2004 - 2005
17 M-Myras - für Viola, Gitarre, Akkordeon 2004 ~ 10m
18 STUDIO I - für Klarinette, Harfe und Tuba 2004 ~ 3m
19 loun/staccato - 1. Version für Violine und Violoncello 2004
20 loun/staccato - 2. Version für Bassklarinette, Posaune und Violoncello 2004
21 Des Kaisers neue Kleider - für Toy-piano und Kontrabass 2004
22 G R Ü N - für Klavier solo 2004
23 i n B - für Klavier solo 2004
24 ENTFREMDUNG - für Orchester 2003
25 CONCERTO GROSSO - für Orchester 2003
26 KASTENA - für Violine und Violoncello 2003 ~ 10m
27 f r a g i l - für Klavier solo 2003
28 S T O N - für Violine solo 2003
29 KLAVIERSTÜCK - für Klavier solo 2002
30 DIVA VADA 2001
31 KONZERT - für Klavier und Orchester 2000 ~ 15m
32 NONETT - für 9 Instrumente 2000 ~ 10m
33 OPHELIA - für Soprano und 9 Instrumente 2000 ~ 10m
34 KADENZEN - für das Klavierkonzert von W.A. Mozart KV 491 in c-moll 2000
35 ARIE - für Klavier solo 2000
36 SEPTETT - für Klarinette, Klavier und Streichquintett 1999 ~ 8m
37 FRESQUES VI - für Klavier solo 1999
38 ZWISCHENRUFE (REMARKS) - für zwei Klaviere 1998
39 RUHIGES LICHT - für 10 Instrumente 1998
40 FRESQUES IV - für Klavier solo 1998
41 FRESQUES II - für Violoncello und Klavier 1997 - 1998 9m - 12m
42 KAJO KAI - für Violine, Video, Tanzperformance und Band 1997 10m 55s
43 FRESQUES I - Version für zwei Klaviere 1993

General Information

Date of Birth:  9. April 1968
Place of Birth:  Moscow, Russia
Country of Birth: 

 

The Austrian composer and pianist of Russian-Bulgarian descent studied piano (S. Solodovnick, Dimo ​​Dimov, Boyan Vodenitcharov, Alfons Kontarsky) and composition (Boguslaw Schaeffer) in Moscow at the Music College "Ippolitov-Ivanov" in Sofia, at the Music Academy "P. Vladigeroff" and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Master classes in piano with Oxana Yablonskaya, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel, Alexei Ljubimov, Marcello Abbado.

Her works have been interpreted by Dimo ​​Dimov, David Bowlin, Katinka Kleijn, Stela Dimitrova, Frank Stadler, Peter Sigl, Kalitzke, Peter Burwik, Per Round Mountain, Lisa Smirnova, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, ICE - International Contemporary Ensemble (USA), Ensemble XX. Century, ÖENM Salzburg, Da Capo Chamber Players (USA), Ensemble Courage, Ensemble Aldubaran (Faroe Islands), Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra as well as many others.

In 2007 she made her debut with her Violin Concerto "MAHOGANY" with David Bowlin as soloist and BVCO under Stefan Linev at Carnegie Hall (NY). Her work “Annäherung” for 14 instruments, premiered by the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra under John Kalitzke was part of the exhibition "Viva! Mozart" (2006-2007), opened by the Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer at the Salzburg Residenz and later in the Fine Art Museum of Sejong Center in Seoul / South Korea (2007). During 2006, she was the "Aaron Copland" scholar in one of the most prestigious residences of America - the MacDowell Colony (www.macdowellcolony.org).

Her works have been performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Chamber Series at the Chicago Art Institute, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society New York, as well as at the Merkin Concert Hall (NY), Columbia College Chicago, the Villa Massimo in Rome, Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery (NY), Chicago Cultural Center, RadioKulturhaus Vienna, Universitätsaula Salzburg, Bulgarian National Hall and in festivals such as Summartónar/Faroe Islands, quad- Cities - Davenport/USA, Zeitton Festival Vienna, stArt Festival Salzburg, sound Ways St. Petersburg, Sofia Summer, Musika Nova and "ppIANISSIMO" Sofia.

She has received commissions from WDR, ORF, Aspects Salzburg, StArt Festival, Salzburg State Government, HAMS Competition Chicago, David Bowlin, and composition prizes including: Sponsorship Prize of the City of Vienna 2007 Austrian State Scholarship (2001, 2006 2010), Aaron Copland Fellowship, Wiener Symphoniker composition scholarship, Theodor-Körner-promotion prize, Winner of the Young Composers Project Chicago, an annual grant from the state of Salzburg, and grants from the cities of Salzburg and Vienna. She was also prize winner at the International Competition CHAIN, Enschede / Netherlands., 1994

Performances of her music were broadcast by Radio WDR, ORF, Bulgarian National Radio, Macedonian National Radio, WMFT Chicago. Workshops about her work have been held in Argentina, Slovakia and Bulgaria. She has performed, among others, as a soloist with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, recitals during the festival "Sofia Summer" Salzburg "Skopsko leto". Participation in premieres of works by several contemporary composers at numerous festivals such as Summer Sofia, Aspects Salzburg, Vienna Hörgänge, Skopsko leto, "Poetics" at the Mozarteum, and cooperation with Kalitzke, Joel Sachs et al She is also a lecturer in composition, piano and theory at Prayner Conservatory in Vienna.

 

Commissions: WDR, ORF, Province of Salzburg, HAMS Chicago, stART Festival Salzburg. 
Performances: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall. Festivals: Sound ways St. Petersburg, ZeitTon Vienna, Summartónar/Faroe Islands, Nova Musika Sofia. 
Performers: Johannes Kalitzke, Dimo Dimov, David Bowlin, Lisa Smirnova, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, ICE/USA, ÖENM, Da Capo Chamber Players.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1983 - 1985

Music college "Ippolitov-Ivanov"

1985 - 1988

Music College "Lubomir Pipkov"

1988

Music College "Lubomir Pipkov": Bachelor of Arts

1988 - 1993

State Academy of Music "Pantscho Vladigerov": concert subject piano, chamber music and musical education (Dimo Dimov, Boyan Vodenitcharov)

1989 - 1994

State Academy of Music "Pantscho Vladigerov": composition

1991

master class with Marcello Abbado

1993

State Academy of Music "Pantscho Vladigerov": diploma with distinction

1993

master class with Oxana Yablonskaya

1994 - 1998

non-degree programme (Alfons Kontarsky)

1994 - 1999

composition

1999

diploma with distinction

1999

master class with Alexej Ljubimov

1999

master class

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1991

pianist at concerts in Austria and abroad

2002

teacher for piano

2002

lecturer in organology, as well as supervising scientific diploma and bachelor theses

2002

lecturer in oganology

2009

teacher for composition/music theory

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1994

CHAIN-Festival, Enschede

1997

Festival Skopsko leto, Macedonia

1997

Austrian Cultural Days

1998

Festival "ppIANISSIMO": Dimo Dimov and Stela Dimitrova-Majstorova (piano)

1998

Interconcerts in Salzburg, Leipzig, Hamburg

1998

Night of the Composers

1998

Musica Nova

1999

Festival Musicexchange

1999

Festival Sound ways: Alexander Radvilovotch (piano)

2000
2000
2001

Zeit-Ton

2003

Rosenberg & Kaufman Gallery

2004

Da Capo Chamber Players

2004

Expan

2004

International Contemporary Ensemble, Columbia College Chicago: 21st Century Young Composers Project

2004

International Contemporary Ensemble, Columbia College Chicago: 21st Century Young Composers Project

2004

Kitzingen am Main: Internationales Seiler Festival

2004

Carl St Clair/USA: The New Symphony Orchestra Sofia

2005

International Contemporary Ensemble: Live from Studio One

2005

Johannes Kalitzke (Dir), Viva!Mozart Suite

2006

Escuela del arte: Clases de intervención ciclo, Jóvenes compositores contemporáneos, workshop

2006

De Paul University: International Competition HAMS

2006

The 4th Annual Chicago ICE Fest

2006

Washington Square Contemporary Music Society

2006

on the occasion of the award ceremony

2007

Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal

2007

Bulgarian Artists

2007

Toftir and Torshavn/Faroe Islands: Festival "Summartónar"

2007

Fine Art Museum of Sejong-Centers

2007

International Contemporary Ensemble

2008
2008

Chamber Music Quad Cities

2008

La Plata/Argentina: Klang Ensamble

3 D
2008

Österreichische Kulturtage

2009

AMBul festival - american-bulgarian festival

2009

Anatomietheater: Lauschergreifend Live! #7, 3raum

2009
2009

Ensemble Courage

2009

Chicago Cultural Center

2010
2010

oenm . oesterreichisches ensemble für neue musik, Oswald Sallaberger

2010

Brooklyn: First Presbyterian Church

2010

ART MATTERS - 10 years Campus Cultur, Ensemble xxj, Peter Burwik

2010

Davenport, USA: Festival Quad Cities

2010
2011

Composers Lounge #7: Fotini Vovoni, Maria Frodl

2011

Composers Lounge Flagey: Fotini Vovoni, Maria Frodl

2011

University of Massachusetts: A Benefit for Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami - Conor Nelson, David Bowlin, Ayano Kataoka

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1999
2000
2000
2000
2003

International Contemporary Ensemble

2005

in cooperation with the Salzburger Mozartjahrgesellschaft for the exhibition "Viva! MOZART" (2006/07 - Salzburg; 2007 - Fine Art Museum, Seoul/South Korea)

2006

International Competition HAMS Chicago: compulsory composition for all finalists

2006

Bulgarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

2007

Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik

2009
2009
2010
2011

ensemblework for 10 instruments

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1994

CHAIN-Festival/Netherlands: International Contest, third prize chamber music

2001

state scholarship for composition

2002

annual scholarship for composition

2004

International Composition Competition Chicago: "Young Composers Project"

2004

promotional scholarships

2005

promotional award

2006

The MacDowell Colony: Aaron Copland Fellowship for the Artist Residency

2006

state scholarship for composition

2006

scholarship for composition by the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

2007

promotional award

2010

start scholarship for composition

Description of Style

Alexandrea Karastoyanova-Hermentin take her inspriation from the connection of diverse styles, from the works of Henri Purcells to Bulgarian folk music, drawing on their elements to create her own individual style.

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