Addie Camsuzou is a composer and violinist from
the central coast of California. She holds a Bachelor of Music
degree in music theory/composition from Sacramento State
University, where she studied composition with Dr. Stephen
Blumberg, and violin with Ian Swensen and Anna Presler. She is
currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music composition.
Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Aida Shirazi is
a Ph.D. student in composition at UC Davis, and she works with
Pablo Ortiz. Shirazi’s music is described as “well-made”
and “affecting” by The New Yorker. She holds her B.A. in
classical piano from Tehran University of Art (Iran), and her
B.M. in music composition and theory from Bilkent University
(Turkey). She studied santoor (traditional Iranian dulcimer) with
Parissa Khosravi Samani.
A Sacramento native, Ryan Suleiman was born to
Lebanese and American parents. His music aims to explore new
worlds both sonically and expressively, incorporating
“impressionistic textures and large melodic gestures” (SF
Classical Voice), resonant sonorities, and lively rhythms.
Ryan is deeply inspired by the wonder of the natural world and
the tremendous beauty and complexity of everyday life.