Alexander Tchorny (1993*) was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and studied Piano and Composition at the National Music Academy of Ukraine and Hanns Eisler High School of Music in Berlin. He participated in contemporary festivals such as Kyiv Music Fest, Contrasts Lviv, 2d2n, Mehrlicht, Forum Neue Music, and Crescendo UDK, including the recent opera project at Deutsche Oper Berlin. In addition to contemporary classical music, he composes music for theater, movies, video games, and various media shows staged in the USA, Germany, India, UK, Ukraine, and other countries. Besides his lessons with Ewgen Stankovych, Eun Hwa-Cho, and Hanspeter Kyburz, he took masterclasses, classes, and seminars by Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Stefano Gervasoni, Simon Steen-Andersen, Johannes Schöllhorn, and others. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, he stayed in Kyiv and continued his Master's studies at the Kyiv National Academy of Music, focusing on researching and performing New Music.