Bio

Pianist, composer and producer Hugo Selles was born in Santander, Cantabria, in 1988. Hugo began his musical studies at the age of six, under the guidance of Francisco San Emeterio.

A recipient of five scholarships from the ‘Fundación Botín’ of Santander, Hugo completed his Bachelor of Music in piano with contemporary repertoire specialisation at the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country, and his Masters Degree in Piano with Pedagogy and specialisation in chamber music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Hugo also studied a Diploma in Music Business at SAE Institute Madrid with a scholarship from Warner Music Spain.

As a pianist, Hugo has received awards in several competitions in Spain, Denmark and Sweden, and has performed in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe.

As a composer, Hugo explores diverse styles of music in his work. His ongoing crossover project Psychic Equalizer has been well received by critics and public. Hugo is currently studying in the Advanced Post-Graduate Programme (Soloist Class) at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with professor Niklas Sivelöv, working on his Copenhagen-based music production company Milvus and composing several pieces for solo piano and various ensembles.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1990, she showed early on exeptional musical talent. In 2001 Kristina moved to Stavanger, Norway together with her family and continued her musical studies at Stavanger University.

Her talent has been acknowledged with prizes in national and international competitions such as "Norwegian Youth Championship", "Gradus ad Parnassum Music Competition" (Serbia) and "Klavierpoduim" (Germany), as well as national scholarships such as "Drømmestipendet" and ”G9alt” scholarship from Norwegian Cultural Council and Sparebank1.

Kristina holds her official music degrees from the University of Stavanger and Norwegian Academy of Music, after studies with professor Håkon Austbø and professor Einar H. Smebye. She finished her Master degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark in the class of professor Niklas Sivelöv in 2016, and is currently studying in the soloist class at RDAM in Copenhagen. Kristina has given numerous performances as a soloist and chamber musician, both at home and abroad. As a passionate chamber musician, she is a member of several ensembles, as well as an appreciated accompanist.

Born in Italy 1990, Lorenzo is attending the percussion courses at the Royal Danish Ademy, guided by Gert Mortensen. He collaborates with the contemporary music ensembles "Sentieri Selvaggi" ,“Divertimento Ensemble” ,“MDI ensemble” ,“Ekkozone”, "Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen".

Winner of the "Premio Nazionale delle Arti" in 2011, the Yamaha Foundation of Europe in 2013, the International Percussion Competition in 2015 he is one of the eight international percussion players chosen by Steven Schick to partecipate to the "Manifeste 2016" hosted by IRCAM in Paris . He performed in several festivals, (including the "Manifeste 2016" IRCAM Paris, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Darmstadt Summer Courses, Pulsar, Klang Festival in Copenhagen, Rondó Divertimento Ensemble, “Tempi moderni” stagione 2015 Sentieri Selvaggi , M.I.T.O, Milano Musica, "Biennale Musica" Venice ) playing both soloist and chamber music . He performed the world premiere of several works focusing his studies on research and the collaboration with composers and the composition classes in Milan and Copenhagen taking also part in the 2014 Darmstadt Music Courses.

Marta Soggetti was born in 1993. She graduated as percussionist under the guidence of Andrea Dulbecco in the Conservatory of Milan in 2012 and is currently finishing her Master's studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Prof. Gert Mortensen.

In the last years she has been focusing and specializing in the contemporary solo and chamber repertoire attending several masterclasses and playing in different festivals in Italy and Denmark. She has collaborated with ensembles such as Sentieri Selvaggi and Percurama.

Active also as orchestra player, during the last year she has collaborated with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

 

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