Philip Casey: Born in London 1950, grew up in Co.Wexford. Poet and novelist and disseminator of Irish culture. Member of Aosdàna.
Frank Corcoran: Composer and author. He has made innumerable radio-programmes over the years on modern music and contemporary culture, including with: RTÉ, R.A.I. Rome, S.F.B, DLF, UWFM, NDR, Radio Bremen, RIAS Berlin, WDR Köln, HR Frankfurt, BR München, Lyric FM. His over thirty years co-operation with NDR still continues with his radiophonic analyses of classical masterpieces (“Prisma-Musik” with NDR Kultur)
Benjamin Dwyer: Irish composer, guitarist, author. Professor at Middlesex University, UK.
Niksa Gligo: Born in Split in 1946. Croatian musicologist; professor at the Musical Academy of Zagreb University. Many years of working with the Zagreb Biennale, including Artistic Director in 1979.
Hans-Dieter Grünefeld: Born in Leer 1955 (Germany). Studied at Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. Journalist (Music & Literature), innumerable publications in books (co-author) and special interest magazines. Also busy as lecturer, moderator, teacher.
Georg Hajdu: Born 1960 in Goettingen of Hungarian parents. Studied in Germany and the U.S.A. Since 2004 Professor of Multimedia Music at Hamburg Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater. Composer. Researcher at the cutting edge of new musical technology.
Axel Klein: Born 1962 in Muenster, Westphalia. Musicologist and expert on Irish contemporary scene. Among his studies of frank Corcoran and Others, see his contributions to Dictionary of Irish Biography 2009 and Encyklopedia of Music in Ireland 2013.
Ulrich Leyendecker: German composer. Born 1946 in Wuppertal. Professor of theory and composition at Hamburg and, since 1994 at Heidelberg-Mannheim.
James Liddy: 1934-2008. Irish poet and novelist. Lived and taught at Milwaukee University for many years. Member of Aosdana.
Jane O’Leary: Born in Hartford, Connecticut. In Ireland since 1972. Composer and pianist. Founded Concorde, the renowned Irish ensemble to perform and disseminate contemporary Irish composers. Member of Aosdana, the Irish Academy of the Arts.
Colman Pearce: Born in Dublin in 1938. Conductor, pianist and composer. Until some years ago Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the Missippi Symphony Orchestra. Premiered several Frank Corcoran symphonic works over the years.
Hans-Heinrich Raab: German radio producer of contemporary music and modern culture. Born near Greifswald, workek with Radio DDR II and, since 1990 NDR 3 (hamburg). His programme series “Prisma-Musik” since 2004 is an important series for modern music, national and international.
Gabriel Rosenstock: renowned poet working in the Irish Language, haikuist and translator. Author of over 100 books.
Alan Smale: Born in Devon in 1943. Studied violin from an early age. Led the RTE Concert Orchestra,the Irish Film Orchestra and then the National Symphony Orchestra until his retirement last year. Founder and director of the Degani Ensemble.
Wolfgang Tolk: German artist and designer. Studied in Braunschweig and Duesseldorf. Invented the halogen lamp minimum. Since the early nineties he works with minimalist, linear objects mostly out of wood and steelin cooperation with e.g. allglass, boffi, cappelini, living divani, porro etc.
Guido Zaccagnini: Roman musician, pianist, composer, radio and television music producer (translated Charles Rosen “The Classical Style”). Professor at “Santa Cecilia” National Music Conservatory, Rome.