Yo is recognized as one of the leading composers and educators in the field of wind and percussion music in the United States and Japan. Goto received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Yamagata University, Japan, and studied composition with Shin-ichiro Ikebe at the Tokyo College of Music, completing a Performance Diploma Course. An active composer, arranger, and clinician, Goto moved to Texas to study composition with Cindy McTee at the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2001. Goto has also studied under leading American composers including Samuel Adler, Roger Reynolds, and Joseph Schwantner in masterclasses. He holds a Master of Music degree in composition and a Master of Music Education degree from UNT. For excellence in clinics and wind literature research, Goto received the Academy Award from the Academic Society of Japan for Winds and Band in 2000. He also won second award in the Contest for a Solo Harp Composition of the 2006 USA International Harp Competition. Goto lives in Denton, Texas and travels between Japan and the United States to compose and teach music.
Paul is a Director, Composer, and Film Editor. He studied classical piano at the Frantz Liszt Music Academy in Hungary. He graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Film Scoring and Music Synthesis from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2004. He completed his graduate work at the New York Film Academy.
Csige has written music for television, film, music videos and live performances. He has composed music for solo performance, duets, small ensembles and large orchestras. In 2008 he was commissioned by the Kamuela Philharmonic to compose orchestral pieces for the symphony. He composed the film score for the feature length film, Voyagers – The Discovery of Hawaii, to be released in 2009.
Csige makes his home in Kona, Hawaii and the Bay of Islands in New Zealand.
Born in Mexico City, where he started his studies of music and piano with his teacher Bertha Heuberman. Later on, he entered to the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City.
He studied the System of Dick Groove, which includes contemporary harmony and improvisation. He had been dedicated to the jazz execution for more than a decade in Cancun, Quintana Roo. He continued studying ‘Composition and Theory’, under the direction of the PhD Emil Awad in Xalapa, Veracruz.
From then, Heberto had been given several seminars over counterpoint, harmony, analysis and basis of composition, in tonal and chromatic system (twelve tone system), including master classes. His works had been performed in Mexico as well as in foreign countries: United States, (Wichita, Kansas; Hawaii (Kamuela), Spain (Madrid), and Hungary (Budapest).
Recently, he was invited by the Adolfo Salazar Conservatory in Madrid to give a master class over Debussy’ work. Also, he had finished his last work “Trilogy for Violin and Piano”, which had been performed as a premiere at the International Symposium of the CENCREM in Queretaro.
He composed a Trilogy for four hands by a commission of the pianist Emoke Ujj. This work has jazz elements (melodic and harmonic) and Afro-Caribbean rhythms in the context of concert music from European traditions.
Nowadays, he is working on a new trilogy for Flute and Piano, a String Quartet for next year for the CENCREM Festival.
Nacido en La Piedad, Michoacán, México en 1945. Compositor, pianista y director de orquesta. Sus obras se han estrenado en: Festivales de nuestro país, Italia, España, Francia, Alemania, Polonia, Inglaterra, USA y en América Latina. Premios y distinciones: Ier Premio de Composición Silvestre Revueltas, en 1976, UNAM, Premio de piano, Manuel M. Ponce en 1973, INBA, 2° Premio de composición de la Universidad Autónoma de Estado de México, en 1972, Presea José Tocaven Lavín del Gobierno del Estado de Michoacán, por su trayectoria artística en 2001, Ier Premio en docencia 2004, por parte del INBA.
Jurado de los Concursos en Parma y Sicilia, en Italia y en Canadá desde 1997. Como Director de la Escuela Superior de Música del INBA de 1977 a 1983, creó la licenciatura en música del INBA. Fundador del Laboratorio de Música Electroacústica de la Escuela Superior de Música del INBA y del primer Laboratorio de Informática Musical del País en 1986, en 1990, del Festival La Computadora y la Música. En 1995 funda el CENCREM, Centro de Creación Musical, generando 9 Symposia en Querétaro. Cuenta con una página: www.cencrem.com en donde se puede ampliar la información.