Adrian Pop

Adrian Pop began his music studies early, with his father, composer and conductor Dorin Pop, continuing them at Cluj Conservatory with Sigismund Toduta and Cornel Taranu (composition). He attended courses with Stefan Niculescu and Aurel Stroe (Piatra Neamt, 1972, 1973, 1982), Dieter Salbert (Bayreuth, live-electronic music, 1974, 1975), Ton de Leeuw (Burgas, composition workshop, 1979; Amsterdam, 1984, 1988), Joji Yuasa (Amsterdam, composition workshop, 1988). PhD in musicology at the University of Music in Cluj (2001), with the thesis on the Romanian requiem (Cluj, Edit. Media Music, 2004).

Professor at the School of Art in Cluj People (1976-1982), secretary of music (1983-1991), director (1991-1995) and artistic consultant (1995) of the Transylvania Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic, contributor (1985-1992) and lecturer (2001) of the “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music Cluj-Napoca. He has published articles and reviews in “Muzica” magazine, “Steaua” (Cluj), “Tribuna” (Cluj), UTUNK (Cluj), etc. Adrian Pop is a founding member of the “Gheorghe Dima” foundation (1990), the “Sigismund Toduta” foundation (1991) and the “Mozart” Romanian Society (1991) Cluj-Napoca. His compositions were awarded the Romanian Composers Union prize (1978, 1980, 1989), Romanian Academy Award (1996), awards from international competitions Tours (1978), Arezzo (1979), Trento (1982, 1984, 1986), Roodeport / South Africa (1983), Spital an der Drau / Austria (1986).

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