Dody Soetanto (Netherland)
Joko Suprayitno (Indonesia)
IGN. Wiryawan Budhiana (Indonesia)

Dody began interested in classical music when he had opportunity to join the Student Choir of Parahyangan Catholic University (directed by Avip Priatna and Agustinus Bambang Jusana), Asian Youth Choir and Europe Chamber Choir.

After completing his studies in Classical Singing at Utrecht University, under the guidance of Henny Diemer, he began his career as a baritone-soloist singer and often performed in many concerts Netherland and also joined with several professional Choir in Netherland (Grootomroep Koor & Ribatutta Musica) and Belgium (SWARA Vocal Ensemble).

When he was studying the Choir Conducting at Utrecht Conservatory, under the guidance of Rob Vermeulen, Dody was invited as a guest conductor of the Dutch Radio Choir in educational program for young talented conductor in the Netherlands.

At present, Dody is a principal conductor of the Utrecht Collegium and Amsterdam Studenten Project Koor.

 

His real name is Joko Suprayitno, but is more often called Joko “Lemazh” (lemes) because of his extremely polite and shy personality. He is a composer, arranger, and also a principal lecturer in composition, majoring in music at Institut Seni Indonesia. Many workshops and masterclasses he attended, including The Asean Music Workshop (1988 and 1991), Java-Bali Concert Tour by ISI Brass Quintet with Raymond Vievemanns (Netherland).

His works and musical arrangements have been played by various orchestras including: Indonesia Wind Orchestra (Yuana Arifin), Cisya Kencana Orchestra (Hendra Yanuardi, Singgih Sanjaya), ISI Studsy and ISI Symphony Orchestra (Budhi Ngurah), Jakarta Philharmonic Orchestra (Yudianto Hinupurwadi), Twilite Sanjaya), ISI Studsy and ISI Symphony Orchestra (Budhi Ngurah), Jakarta Philharmonic Orchestra (Yudianto Hinupurwadi), Twilite Sanjaya Orchestra (Addie MS), Nusantara Symphony Orchestra (Hikotaro Yazaki), Jakarta Concert Orchestra (Avip Priatna), and many more.

His music works are more than hundreds and are often played for bands, ensembles and orchestras. Here are some of the great compositions of music he has written:

  1. Fantasia for Cello and Piano (with Sulistyo Utomo) (1995)
  2. Dance for Drunker, for Woodwind Quintet (1996).
  3. Lirkanah, for Violin and Orchestra, presented by IG Bagus Wiswakarma and Cisya Kencana Orchestra. (2001)
  4. Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra (theme from Indonesia Pusaka – Ismail
    Marzuki), performed by Ananda Sukarlan and Twilite Orchestra. (this work had performed at Concert Hall Sydney Opera House, Sydney by Levi Gunardi and Twilite Orchestra). (2002)
  5. “Soleram” for String Orchestra, Harpa and English Horn performed by Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. (2011)
  6. “Variations On Tanah Airku for Clarinet and Orchetra” preformed by Nino Ario Wijaya and Avip Priatna, Jakarta Concert Orchestra (2012).
  7. “Sipatokaan” for Orchestra, performed by Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2014).
  8. “LIR-CUWENG”, performed by 4SAXESS from Austria (2014)

Budhi Ngurah seorang cellist, komponis, music director dan akademisi yg sangat produktif saat ini. Pendidikan musiknya diawali dari SMIND (SMM Yogya). Kemudian Sastra Musik di ISI Yogyakarta dan Ilmu Humaniora di UGM. Ia belajar Cello pada R. Roesman (Indonesia), Timothy Huges (Inggris), Liem Kek Beng (Belanda), dan Rene Berman (Belanda).

Belajar Kondakting dgn Ed. Van Ness (Amerika), Fumiyoshi Maezawa (Jepang), Arie van Beck (Belanda) dan Dartington International Summer School (Inggris) di bawah bimbingan Dr. Alec Roth dan Diego Mason (Perancis). Ia menjadi konduktor professional dan juga music director di beberapa orchestra dan ansambel seperti; Orkes Simfoni ISI Yogyakarta, Orkes Mahasiswa ISI Yogyakarta, Cisya Kencana Orchestra, Indonesia Wind Orchestra (IWO), Student Symphonic Band ISI Yogyakarta (STUDSY-Band), Yogya Cello Ensemble (YCE), dan F-Hole String Orchestra. Ia aktif pula sebagai kondakter paduan suara.

Dalam dunia komposisi, karya-karyanya sarat dengan eksperimentasi eksplorasi idiom musik tradisi dan pengolahan struktur/bentuk sbg karakter yang menonjol dalam gaya komposisinya. Karya-karyanya telah ditampilkan di beberapa konser dan festival musik internasional ; Asian Contemporary Concert, Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Festival, Amsterdam, dan Jepang. Bbrp karyanya dimainkan oleh Melbourne Symphony Orcheatra, dan juga violinist Chiyoko Noguchi (Jepang). Saat ini ia aktif mengajar teori komposisi, aransemen musik, analisis musik kontemporer, instrument cello, dan kondakting di ISI Yogyakarta, ISI Padangpanjang dan UKRIM Yogyakarta, serta beberapa music college dan universitas musik lainnya. Selain itu ia juga aktif menulis artikel, jurnal dan pengkajian musik khususnya yang berkaitan dengan teori penciptaan, analisis musik dan teori komposisi.

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