Leonard Bernstein (pronounced /ˈbɜrn.staɪn/, us dict: bûrn′·stīn;[1] August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. He was probably best known to the public as the longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic, for conducting concerts by many of the world's leading orchestras, and for writing the music for West Side Story, Candide, Wonderful Town, and On the Town. Bernstein was the first classical music conductor to make numerous television appearances between 1954 and 1989. He had a formidable piano technique[2] and as a composer also wrote symphonies and other concert music. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigally talented and successful musicians in American history."[3]

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  • Marcel Khalife (Arabic: مارسيل خليفة‎; b. 1950, Amchit, Mount Lebanon) is a Lebanese composer, singer and oud (an Arabic lute) player, considered a Palestinian among the Palestinians, a Southerner among the South Lebanese and most commonly an Arab musician. From 1970 to 1975, he taught at the conservatory in Beirut. In 1976, he created Al Mayadeen Ensemble and became famous all over the world for songs like Ummi (My Mother), Rita w'al-Bundaqiya (Rita and the Rifle) and Jawaz al-Safr (Passport), based on Mahmoud Darwish's poetry.[1],
    In 1999 he was granted the Palestine Award for Music. In turn, he contributed the financial portion of the award to the National Conservatory of Music at Birzeit University in Palestine. In 2005, Khalife was named UNESCO Artist for Peace. He lives in Paris, France.

Natacha Atlas (20 Mart 1964), Belçika doğumlu Mısırlı müzisyen. Kendisi Arap ve Kuzey Afrika müzik tarzını, elektronik müzikle harmanlayarak dinleyiciyle sunmasıyla tanınır. Müziğinde hip hop, drum and bass ya da reggae gibi farklı türlerin etkileri bulunur. Hayatının büyük kısmı farklı coğrafyalarda geçtğinden farklı kültürler içinde edindiği deneyimin müziğine etkileri çok olmuştur. Groove Alla Turca adlı albümde Burhan Öçal ile çalışmıştır.

TERESA BARROZO (b. 1982, Manila, Philippines) is a young Filipino emerging composer. Her compositions range from solo, chamber ensemble, orchestral, vocal, electroacoustic. Her works have been performed in the Philippines and in various Asian Composers League Music Festivals in Japan and Thailand. In 2007, she was one of the featured Filipino composers in the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2007 in Berlin, Germany.

Barrozo also works as a composer for film, theater and tv; and as an arranger for various choirs and orchestras. Her film works have been featured in different international film festivals in Cannes (France), Berlin (Germany), Pusan (Korea), Venice (Italy), Thessaloniki (Greece) & Sao Paolo (Brazil) to name a few. Recently, her work for the film "Kinatay" (Official selection, 62nd Cannes Film Festival; winner, Best Director for Brillante Mendoza) won Best Original Soundtrack at the 42nd Sitges International Film Festival in Spain. Recently, Barrozo received a 2010 Ani ng Dangal Award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

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