1900 – 1950

Renard, Claire


Claire Renard’s (1944) work embodies the rigor and experimentation of her classical and electroacoustic training. Her multidisciplinary creations investigate a specific listening project using the voice, combinations of instruments and electronics, spaces, and states… Läs mer

Lejet, Edith


Edith Lejet (born 19 July 1941) is a French composer and music educator. https://www.edith-lejet.com/

Fuchs, Lillian


Lillian Fuchs, 1901–1995, United States Violist, music educator, and composer. Born into a family of musicians, she began studying piano but continued with the violin, making her professional debut in New York in… Läs mer

Perry, Julia


Julia Amanda Perry, (1924–1979), United States Studied piano, voice, and composition at Westminster Choir College. Later studied with Luigi Dallapiccola at the Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood. She received two Guggenheim Fellowships and… Läs mer

Harrison, Pamela


Pamela Harrison (1915–1990), United Kingdom Pianist, music educator, and composer. Studied at the Royal College of Music, London. She wrote many works, chiefly chamber and vocal music, but also pieces for orchestra,… Läs mer

Stants, Iet


Iet Stants, Hendrika Henriëtte Cornelia Stants (1903–1968), the Netherlands She was one of Willem Pijper’s first composition students (in the early 1920s). Her most productive period was 1920–1926. Composed for orchestra… Läs mer

Anderson, Laurie


Laura Phillips ‘Laurie’ Anderson (b. 1947), United States Musician and composer. First made a name for herself as a performance artist in New York in the 1970s, and later became well-known… Läs mer

Moszumańska-Nazar, Krystyna


Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar (1924–2009), Ukraine/Poland Born in Lviv, Ukraine; moved to Kraków, Poland after WWII, where she studied composition and piano at the State Higher School of Msuic. She won many… Läs mer

Walker, Gwyneth Van Anden


Gwyneth van Anden Walker (b. 1947), United States Composer and educator. Attended Brown University and the Hartt School of Muisc; she also taught at both schools before turning to composition full-time. She composes… Läs mer

Silver, Sheila


Sheila Silver (b. 1946), United States Began piano studies at age five. Later studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Brandeis University, Michigan. Professor at the State University of… Läs mer

Vlad, Marina Marta


Marina Marta Vlad  (b. 1949), Romania Studied violin at the music high school in Bucharest and composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest, where she has also served as… Läs mer

Whitehead, Gillian


Gillian Whitehead (b. 1941), New Zealand Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead. She studied composition at the University of Sydney and later for Peter Maxwell Davies in Adelaide. She has worked in the U.K.,… Läs mer

White, Ruth


Ruth White (b. 1925), United States Composer and publicist. Studied composition at Carnegie Tech, Pennsylvania, in addition to violin, cello, harp, clarinet, and horn. She continued her studies with the avant-garde… Läs mer

Shaw Wylie, Ruth


Ruth Shaw Wylie (1916–1989), United States Composer and educator. Studied composition at Wayne State University, Michigan, and at the Eastman School of Music. She also studied for Artur Honegger, Samuel Barber, and Aaron Copland at… Läs mer

Burrell, Diana


Diana Burrell (b. 1948), United Kingdom Studied at Cambridge University. Began her career as a viola player, later became a full-time composer. She has composed orchestral, chamber, and choral works and… Läs mer

Franchi, Dorothea Anne


Dorothea Anne Franchi  (1920–2003), New Zealand Pianist, teacher, and composer. Studied at the University of Auckland and the Royal College of Music, London. She was musical director and pianist at the New… Läs mer

Fox, Erika


Erika Fox (b. 1936), United Kingdom Composer and pedagogue. Born in Vienna, she emigrated with her Jewish family to England in 1939. Studied composition at the Royal College of Music, London, and… Läs mer

Frajt, Ludmila


Ludmila Frajt (1919–1999), Serbia Yugoslavian/Serbian composer. Studied composition at the Belgrade Music Academy, where her studies were interrupted by the Second World War. She was a Deputy Music Director at Radio Belgrade… Läs mer

Barkin, Elaine


Elaine Barkin, née Radoff (b. 1932), United States Composer, writer, and teacher. Studied composition and music theory at Queens College in New York and at Brandeis University. Has taught at Queens College,… Läs mer

Urreta, Alicia


Alicia Urreta (1930–1987), Mexico Pianist, teacher, and composer. Studied at the Conservatorio National de Musica, Mexico City. In 1975 she founded a national symphony orchestra and later the ensemble Camerata of… Läs mer