Gabriella Carrara is a flautist and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in interpretation at the Academy of Music in Strasbourg. She studied at different conservatories in Havana and at the University of Arts with Niurka Gonzales. In 2015, she began her studies in France at the Conservatory of Nice in the class of Sibel Pensel, where she obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in creation, performance and musical pedagogy. She is laureate of several competitions such as the one in Varna (Bulgaria) where she obtained the first prize, or the Amadeo Roldan competition in Havana.
Romina Romay is a composer, pianist and improviser, actually doing a PhD in music composition at the University Côte d’Azur (CIRM/CTEL). Her thesis is based on microtonal composition from metadata, and is under the direction of Jean-Francois Trubert and François Paris. She is graduated of Piano studies at the Conservatory Julian Aguirre at Buenos Aires, of the “Licenciatura” in Musical Arts, orientation in composition – National University of Arts of Buenos Aires -, and of a Master’s degree in Contemporary Performance and Composition at the CNSMD National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon. She has also followed additional training in the field of electroacoustic music and Orchestral Conducting. Her interest is focused on themes related to nature, multiculturalism, sustainable development, and forms of vitality in music.
Anaïs Tran Ngoc is a violinist, musicologist and linguist, currently completing her PhD in Linguistics at Université Côte d’Azur, with a focus on the way musical experience shapes modified speech perception. She completed her master’s degree in ethnomusicology at the Sorbonne University in Paris in 2018, with a thesis exploring the role of language in traditional irish song and reflecting a passion for the dialogue between music, language, tradition and culture. Her musical background is also performance-based as she completed her violin DEM (Diploma of Musical Studies) at the Conservatory of Aulnay-sous-Bois and is currently in the Perfectionnement cycle at the Musical Academy of Monaco. Finally, she supplements these musical experiences with a linguistic background, having also completed her master’s degree in linguistics in 2018 with a thesis analyzing georgian verb modelisation and dialect variation in verbs.