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Kim-Ho Ip, composer Kim-Ho Ip is a composer, conductor, cellist and yang-chin (Chinese dulcimer) player. Originally from Hong Kong, his recent residences include the Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), Poush at the British Council (Dhaka) and In2national (Edinburgh). His works have been performed at the ISCM World New Music Days, Edinburgh International Festival and Cinema China by ensembles such as the Paragon, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Visit www.kimhoip.com for more information.

Julian Wagstaff, composer Julian Wagstaff lives and works in his native Edinburgh, where he is active as a composer, arranger and guitarist. Originally a student of German, his string orchestra piece Treptow, inspired by the Soviet war memorial in east Berlin, is frequenly performed in Scotland and further afield. Julian's output also includes the musical John Paul Jones, a symphony, a saxophone sonata, and his opera The Turing Test which premiered on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007. Further information is available at www.julianwagstaff.com

Anothai Nitibhon, composer Anothai Nitibhon is a composer and pianist, originally from Thailand. After completing her bachelors degree in Thailand, she continued her studies in composition at Edinburgh University with Professor Nigel Osborne, and obtained her PhD in 2007. Anothai's works explore the concept of "interculturality" in music. Her compositions have been performed throughout the world, including in the UK, Germany, France, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand and the USA. In 2007 she was selected to participate in the Voix Nouvelles composition course, supported by the Royaumont Foundation.

Composer pictures Scott Louden