Tamzin Ferré Elliott (b. 1992) is a composer from a small surfing town in northern San Diego. Alongside composing she engages in a range of performance art from classical harp and Georgian folk singing to performance poetry. Tamzin graduated from Bard College and Conservatory with degrees in Composition and Written Arts, where she studied composition with Joan Tower and George Tsontakis, and completed her senior thesis in Poetry studying under Ann Lauterbach.
Carlo Diaz (b. 1994) is composer who explores the physicality of historical, rudimentary, and simplified instruments and the relationship between music, history, place, and sensation. At Northwestern University, he studied with Jay Alan Yim, Hans Thomalla, and Juan Campoverde. In Fall 2014 he studied visual cultures and composition with Patricia Alessandrini at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and in Summer 2015 returned to the U.K.
Daniel Bayot (b. 1995) is a composer for concert and film particularly interested in creating works that satisfy the cerebral, visceral, or kinetic facets of a listener’s experience.
Katherine Balch (b.1991) writes music that explores lyricism through textural soundscapes. Her music has been commissioned and performed by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the New York Youth Symphony (First Music Commission), Ensemble Intercontemporain (IRCAM ManiFeste), Alea III, Antico Moderno, FLUX Quartet (Santa Fe Chamber Music), ZOFO duo, the New York Virtuoso Singers, Yale Philharmonia, ICE, American Modern Ensemble, and others in such venues as Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, and Centquatre (Paris).
Ali Can Puskulcu (b. 1989) was born in Istanbul, Turkey. At the age of 6 he began to play the violin, studying with Kemal Gullu. When he was 10 years old, Ali was accepted to Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory by Professor Cigdem Iyicil and pursued studies in composition under Dr. Volkan Barut. In 2007, Ali entered the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Dusseldorf, Germany under the instruction of Professor Ida Bieler. In 2010 he was invited to the renowned Schwetzingen Festspiele as a guest artist to perform music by contemporary Turkish composers.