Ana Giurgiu-Bondue

Ana Giurgiu-Bondue is a Romanian – French composer and pianist whose interests encompass multiple aspects of composition and performance. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in composition and piano from the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania in 2001 and 2002. She carried out research on myth in music and in Enescu’s Œdipe opera at the Sorbonne Paris IV University where she obtained a Master Research’s degree in 2007. In 2008, she received her Ph.D. in composition from the National University of Music in Bucharest with her thesis The Musical Syncretic Performance, which focused on the interplay of myth, drama, and esotericism in opera.

She has earned composition grants and scholarships in Romania, Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic and has also been awarded in several piano performance and composition competitions in Romania, France, and Italy. Her work as composer includes songs, chamber works, choral works, orchestral works, and three chamber operas.

Since 2005, she has lived in France, where she works as a composer, pianist, and piano teacher at Senlis Conservatory. She has also studied the harpsichord and Early Music at Paris-Saclay Conservatory (2010-2014). She has composed for ancient instruments various works (Toccata for harpsichord, Concertino for harpsichord and baroque ensemble).

Her interests extend also to film music: the documentary about Chaplin’s life (Le Manoir du Vagabond) and the Mr. Perrichon’s Journay (feature movie) broadcasted on the French Televisions (France 5, France 3, TV 5 Monde). She has collaborated for a documentary about H. Bosch (Le Diable aux ailes d’ange) edited on DVD by the National Institute for Audiovisual (INA) – France, and it was broadcasted in 2017 at France 5 channel.

Her last composition project Rosaces & Mandalas for ancient instruments (work in progress) has received the support of SACEM in 2018.

Her composition for harpsichord Carrillon pour Forqueray is edited on CD: Forqueray ou les tourments de l’âme (integral) by the French harpsichordist Michèle Dévérité at Harmonia Mundi record company. This album has received in 2018 the highest appreciation, the Diapason d’Or distinction.