Andrej Makor (1987) from Slovenia. He graduated in music teaching, in solo singing and in music composition at the Academy ofMusic in Ljubljana. He has also received a Prešeren Award for students of University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Andrej continued with Masters studies of music composition in the class of Giovanni Bonato at the Conservatory of music Cesare Pollini at Padua (Italy). In July 2017 he finished his Master's Degree, graduating summa cum laude. Makor's compositions have been published in several collections edited by Carus-Verlag, Schott, Astrum, and Nomos. In 2014, he won the 3rd prize at the international competition for composers Guido d'Arezzo. In August 2015, Makor's piece entitled »Paisaje« was selected by BBC London, as part of the official BBC Singers repertoire. In April 2016, Makor was the finalist at Young International Composers Competition - Chorus Austin in Texas (USA). In May 2016, he won the 1st prize at the International composers' competition - al Masnou in Barcelona. In September 2016 he won the 1st prize at the international competition for composers Guido d'Arezzo. In February 2017 he won the 2nd prize at the international competition for composers Musica Sacra Nova 2017 in Köln. In April 2017 he won the 3rd prize at the international composers' competition Via Nova (category: music for orchestra) in the organization of the 18th Weimar Spring Festival for Contemporary Music 2017 for hiscomposition »Noise of Silence« for orchestra. In July 2017 at the International Choral Competition Spittal an der Drau, Makor's composition »Omnia sol temperat«was the compulsory composition of the competition. Makor's composition »Angelus ad pastores ait« was chosen for the official program at the ISCM World Music Days 2017 in Vancouver and performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir. In March 2018, Makor won the 2nd prize at the international composers' competition LEF - London Ear Festival of contemporary music for his composition »Silence«. In June 2018 in London, the BBC Singers have premiere performed Makor's composition »Kyrie«, which was commissioned by the BBC. As a composer, he works with the BBC Singers (GB), the Jenaer Philharmonic Orchestra (DE), the Vancouver Chamber Choir (CAN), the Witold Lutoslawski Chamber Philharmonic in Lomza (PL), the BYU Singers (USA), the Salt Lake Vocal Artists (USA), the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir (SI), the Neuer Chor Berlin (DE) and others. His compositions have been performed throughout Europe, in Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Philippines, Argentina, Cuba, the USA and so on.