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Cluj Modern Symposium 2017

Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in collaboration with Sigismund Toduţă Doctoral School and the Association of the Composers and Musicologists is pleased to announce the Symposium FOLK MUSIC AS A FERMENTING AGENT FOR COMPOSITION, PAST AND PRESENT, hosted by the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy on April 27, 2017 and coordinated by musicologist Bianca Ţiplea Temes.

The event is organized within the Cluj Modern Festival and features an exciting line-up of contributors, aiming to provide a forum for a dialogue among scholars from various musical standpoints.

 

Session 1:   In Bartók’s Wake 

William Kinderman (IllinoisUniversity) – keynote speaker

Béla Bartók’s Idea of “Idealized Folk Music”: A Community of Peoples “despite all war and strife”

Vikárius László (Budapest Bartók Archives, Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music)

Bartók’s Credo: Editing Cantata Profana for the Béla Bartók Complete Critical Edition

István G. Németh (Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)

‘Verbunkos’, Béla Bartók, and Adrian Pop: A Hidden History of Folk Musical Influence

Dan Variu (Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca)

(Pan)Cultural Interference as a Compositional Tool

Pavel Puşcaş (Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca)

Archetype and/or Sonorous Substance

Bianca Ţiplea Temeş (Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca)

Modern Tapestry from Vintage Fabrics: “Colindă Baladă” by György Kurtág

 

Session 2:    Folk Music Worldwide

Feza Tansuğ  (Istanbul)

The Humanely Unison: Beethoven’s Turkish Source of Inspiration in His Chorus of Dervishes

Javier Suárez-Pajares (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

Folk Traditions and Sources in the Guitar Works of Julián Arcas (1832-1882) and His Contemporaries

Belén Pérez Castillo (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

From Conflict to Normalization: Two Approaches to the Basque Folk Heritage from the Spanish Concert Music

Nicolae Gheorghiţă (National University of Music Bucharest)

In the Service of Propaganda: Aesthetic Discourses and Musical Genres in the Music of the Romanian People’s Army

Ioan Haplea  (Gh.Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca)

Ratios and Proportions in Folklore and in Several Works of Cristian Misievici. The Issue of Privileged Locations in Anonymous and in Cultured Musical Speech

Adrian Pop (Gh.DimaMusicAcademyCluj-Napoca)

Did George Enescu Know Romanian Folklore?

 

SIMN 2017

The International New Music Week | Bucharest, May 21-28 2017  | Artistic Director: Dan Dediu

PROGRAM 

SUNDAY, 21st May

• Romanian Athenaeum, 19.00 h

Young Performers and New Music (I)

Romanian Youth Orchestra
Cristian Mandeal, conductor
Soloists: Judith Blaauw (oboe), Erik Sandberg (French horn), Barrie Webb (trombone), Marius Ungureanu (viola)

Nicolae Brînduș: A European Parody
Dan Dediu: Wagner Under – ConcertOpera for Oboe, French Horn, Trombone, Viola and Orchestra (RFP)
Pascal Bentoiu: Symphony No. 2

MONDAY, 22nd May

• Auditorium Hall of UNMB, 17.00 h

Tamara Smolyar (piano)

Paul Grabowsky: …Aus der Tiefe… (RFP)
Kenji Fujimura: New Work (FP)
Oddvar Lönner: Reinkarnationen II (FP)
Thomas Reiner: New Work (FP)
Noel Fidge: Sonata no.2 (FP)

• Composers’ Union Hall, 19.00 h

devotio moderna Ensemble
Carmen Cârneci, conductor
Endre Guran (viola)

Mihai Murariu: Rorschach for Ensemble (FP)
Krzysztof Penderecki: Cadenza for Viola
Carmen M. Cârneci: -embER (die Stille, ich) for Cello and Ensemble
Victor Alexandru Colțea: N.W.
Octavian Nemescu: BeseptimaIT pour 7 heures du soir – Étage 4

TUESDAY, 23rd May

• Auditorium Hall of UNMB, 17.00 h

Double Recitals

„Arcord in Spirit“
Ana Topalovic (cello), Nikola Djoric (accordeon)

Sofia Gubaidulina: In Croce 
Nigel Osborne: Stone Garden 2 
Arvo Pärt: Fratres 
Margareta Ferek-Petric: Killing Godot 
Volodymyr Runchak: Kyrie Eleison 
Johanna Doderer: Wutmarsch

Matei Ioachimescu (flute), Tina Žerdin (harp)

Witold Lutoslawski: Three fragments 
Timothy Page: Curl for flute, harp and live electronics
Carmen Petra Basacopol – Fantasia for flute and harp
Sophie Lacaze: Au milieu de la plane for flute and harp
Calin Ioachimescu: Duo for flute and harp
Toru Takemitsu: Toward the sea

• George Enescu Hall of UNMB, 19.00 h

Young Performers and New Music (II)

Concerto Orchestra
Bogdan Vodă, conductor
Soloists: Sorin Petrescu (piano), Doru Roman (percussion)

Andrei Tănăsescu: Ciuleandra for Piano, Percussion and Orchestra (FP)
Constantin Basica: Deadline (RFP)
Ștefan Niculescu: Symphony No.1

WEDNESDAY, 24th May

• George Enescu Hall of UNMB, 17.00 h
Preludiu Chamber Choir
Voicu Enăchescu, conductor

Works by Dan Buciu, Irina Odăgescu, Pascal Bentoiu, Viorel Munteanu, Christian Alexandru Petrescu, Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea, Lucian Beschiu

• Mihail Jora Hall of Romanian Radio, 19.00 h

Orchestra de Cameră Radio
Tiberiu Oprea, conductor
Soloists: Alexandru Matei (tam-tam), Fernando Mihalache (acordeon), Cristian Miclea (clarinet)

Petru Stoianov: Hiperboreeana I for String Orchestra
Maia Ciobanu: Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra
Mihnea Brumariu: Überall ist Babylon for Two String Mini-Orchestras and Piano (FP)
George Balint: în-sine cu de-Sine – Poem for Gongs and Chamber orchestra (FP)
Aurel Stroe: Concert for Accordeon and Chamber Ensemble (RFP)

THURSDAY, 25th May

• George Enescu Hall of UNMB, 17.00 h

Young Performers and New Music (III)

Game Percussion Ensemble
Alexandru Matei (coordinator)

Bogdan Vodă: Scales, Harmonies and Rhythms
Elena Apostol: - lyrique for Soprano and Percussion Ensemble
Mihaela Vosganian: New Work (FP)
(another two works to be announced)

• Romanian Atheneum, 19.00 h

George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
Camil Marinescu, conductor
Soloist: Viniciu Moroianu (piano)

Dinu Lipatti: Concertino in Classical Style for Piano and Orchestra
Carmen Petra Basacopol: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma

• BucharestMetropolitanMuseum, Filipescu-Cesianu House, 19.00 h
Zoopera by Irinel Anghel. Experimental ALTwork

FRIDAY, 26th May

• George Enescu Hall of UNMB, 17.00 h

Archaeus Ensemble 
Liviu Dănceanu (coordination)
Dorin Gliga (oboe), Ion Nedelciu (clarinet), Șerban Novac (fagot), Marius Lăcraru (violin), Anca Vartolomei (cello), Rodica Dănceanu (piano), Sorin Rotaru (percussion)

Sorin Vulcu: Micrologus per Archaeus
Corneliu Dan Georgescu: NW
Dan Voiculescu: Trileme
Vasile Spătărelu: 4 Contraste
Liviu Dandara: Multiversum
Adrian Raţiu: From Darkness to the Light

• Mihail Jora Hall of Romanian Radio, 19.00 h

National Radio Orchestra
Cristian Oroșanu, conductor
Soloists: Diana Moș (violin), Ion Bogdan Ștefănescu (flute)

Mihai Măniceanu: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (FP)
Adrian Iorgulescu: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (FP)
Aurel Stroe: Mandala with a Polyphony by Antonio Lotti

• Opera & Multimedia Hall of UNMB, 21.15 h

SonoMania Ensemble
Valentin Ghita (oboe), Mihai Pintenaru (clarinet), Raluca Stratulat (violin), Tamara Dica (viola), Eugen-Bogdan Popa (cello), Mihai Măniceanu (piano)

Simona Strungaru, conductor
Diana Rotaru (coordination)
Special Guest: Cristina Lilienfeld (dance)

“Maşinisme pentru 4 mecanici” – Improvisation for type-writers quartet and laptops. Diana Rotaru, Irinel Anghel – type-writer
Rufi (Marian Cîtu), Alin Zăbrăuţeanu – live electronics

”Sound Fabric”

Henry Vega: Slow, Slower for clarinet, cello, piano and electronics (RPF)
David Lang: light moving for violin and piano (RPF)
Federico Gardella: Im freien zu spielen for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (RPF)
Şerban Marcu: Arachne’s fabric  for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and cello (FP)
Marko Slaviček: flash V: Even tomb couldn’t silence that brat. for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and electronics (RPF)
Makoto Shinohara: Obsession for oboe and piano
Dan Popescu: Neţesut (Unwoven) for ensemble (FP)

SATURDAY, 27th May

• Dinu Lipatti Hall of UNMB, 9.00 h

Aurel Stroe and Pascal Bentoiu
International Musicology Symposium
Coordinaton: Olguța Lupu

• Auditorium Hall of UNMB, 11.00 h

Young Performers and New Music (IV)
Solo Flute Pieces performed by students of Ion Bogdan Ștefănescu

Dan Buciu: Mozaic II (Vincențiu Mantu)
Toru Takemitsu: Air (Elena Greciuc)
Cornel Tăranu: Cadenze per Antiphona (Lorena Palade)
Wil Offermans: Harmonics (Dávid Borzási)
Vasile Herman: Akes Samenos (Cristina Grigore)
Toru Takemitsu: Voice (Emőke Burján)
Kazuo Fukushima: Mei (Isabella Matei)
Dan Dediu: Naufragi per flauto solo (Carla Stoleru)
Mihai Damian: Marsyas (Teodora Iliescu)
Dan Voiculescu: Sonata nr. 4 (Amalia Aldea)

• George Enescu Hall of UNMB, 17.00 h

Ensemble Tétraflûtes 
Eliane Locher, Rozalia Agadjanian, Tanija Muller, Eliane Williner

”Requiem for a glacier”

Sofia Gubaidulina: 2 mouvements tirés du Quatuor pour Flûtes
Henry Purcell: Cold Song, tiré du Roi Arthur
Dai Fujikura: Glacier 
Joseph Lauber: Solitude – Sérénade – Méditation
Andreas Zurbriggen: Gletscherrequiem (Ewiges Eis – schmelzendes Eis, Passacaglia für einen sterbenden Gletscher)
Dorothea Hofmann: Glacial sonorities 
Doina Rotaru: Il Pianto del Ghiaccio 
Rentaro Taki: Clair de lune sur les ruines du château

With the kind support of Pro Helvetia

• Opera & Multimedia Hall of UNMB, 19.00 h

Ensemble Garage 
Liz Hirst (flute), Frank Riedel (clarinet), Till Künkler (trombone), Yuka Ohta (percussion), Sabine Akiko Ahrendt (violin), Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg (viola), Dominik Kleinknecht (sound design)

Pre-performance
Brigitta Muntendorf: Public Privacy #3.1 trumpet cover covered by trombone for solo trombone, video and tape (RFP)

Josh Spear: Quartet for three performers and electronics (RFP)
Benjamin Grau (*1987) – FFFFRRRSCH for flute, percussion and electronics (FP)
Diana Rotaru: Glossolalia for violin and tape
Oliver Schneller: twilight dialogue for flute, clarinet, viola and percussion
Simon Steen-Andersen: Study for strings for violin, viola and trombone
Niclas Thobaben: Finish it! (new version) for flute, clarinet, trombone and electronics

Post-performance
Brigitta Muntendorf: Public Privacy #1 flute cover for flute, video and electronics

With the kind support of Goethe Institut,Bucharest

SUNDAY, 28th May

• Composers’ Union Hall, 11.00 h

Profil String Quartet
Diana Moș (violin I), Petru Nemțeanu (violin II), Marian Movileanu (viola), Mircea Marian (cello), Costin Soare (guitar)

Ulpiu Vlad: New Work (FP)
Adrian Pop: Mătasea și metalul
Cornel Țăranu: Rezonanțe
Isabel Mundry: Linien, Zeichnungen (RFP)
Agustín Fernandez: String Quartet No.2 (RFP)

• George Enescu Hall of UNMB, 17.00 h

Young Performers and New Music (V)

Ensemble Violoncelissimo
Marin Cazacu (coordinator)

Works by Pierre Boulez, Mihai Mitrea-Celarianu, Anatol Vieru, Doina Rotaru, Sebastian Androne, Vladimir Scolnic

• Mihail Jora Hall of Romanian Radio, 19.00 h

Bucharest Symphony Orchestra
Marcello Motadelli, conductor
Soloist: Mihai Ungureanu (piano)

Liviu Glodeanu: Symphonies for Winds and Brass
Mihai Moldovan: Vitralii 
Liviu Dănceanu: Nord-Sud (FP)
Pascal Bentoiu: Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra

MUSICAL CRAIOVA 2016

CRAIOVA MUZICALĂ 2016 / MUSICAL CRAIOVA 2016:

Live the Experience! Be contemporary! | November 18-30, Craiova 2016

The 43rd edition of CRAIOVA MUZICALĂ  International Music Festival is, for the first time, dedicated to modern and contemporary music: from masterpieces of the XXth century – Igor Stravinski, Olivier Messiaen, György Ligeti or Ştefan Niculescu –, to the latest musical creations. For 2 weeks, between November 18-30, Craiova will gather many and various aspects of the contemporary music phaenomenon: avangarde, jazz, postmodernism, structuralism, performance, musical theater – all united by the joy of making and giving music, and open to all kinds of public and new experiences lovers.

The festival is organized by the “Oltenia” Philharmonic in Craiova, with the support of the Craiova City Hall and has invited, for this edition, composer Doina Rotaru as a honorary artistic director.

CRAIOVA MUZICALĂ #43 EVENTS:

  • 3 Symphonic Concerts: the “Oltenia” Philharmonic Orchestra and the “Oltenia” Chamber Orchestra
  • 9 Chamber music concerts: Pearls Before Swine Experience (Sweden), Green Thing Ensemble (Austria), SIGMA Project – saxophone quartet (Spain), Trio Contraste, Profil, SonoMania, Atem Duo, Percutissimo (Romania), LOGOS String Quartet (USA)
  • 5 Recitals: Mario Caroli (flute, Italy/France), Barrie Webb (trombone,England), Ghenadie Rotari (accordion, Moldavian Republic), Mihai Măniceanu (piano,Romania), Veronica Anuşca and Mihai Murariu (lied recital,Romania)
  • 2 Jazz Concerts: Mircea Tiberian Band, Jazzappella (Romania)
  • 2 Performance-Concerts / Instrumental theater: Muttis Kinder (Germany), Irinel Anghel & guests (Romania)
  • 2 Silent film with live music projections: “Tabu” (1931) by F.W. Murnau, witn music by Vioieta Dinescu (Germany) – performing Trio Contraste; the animation “Odboy and Erordog” by Marcus Fjellström – performing Pearls Before Swine Experience (Sweden)
  • Musicology Symposium: Mechanics and Mechanisms in Music

Entrance: 10 RON / concert

Details: http://www.filarmonica-oltenia.ro/

 PROGRAM: 

 

Friday, 18.11.2016

 

Philharmonic Hall

7 p.m.- Festival Opening

„Oltenia” Philharmonic’s Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Tiberiu Soare

Soloists: Emil Vişenescu (clarinet), Adam Kosmieja (piano /Poland)

Program:

Ştefan NiculescuCantos for clarinet and orchestra

Jerzy KornowiczBig Transition for piano and orchestra

Dan DediuAtlantis for orchestra

 

Saturday, 19.11.2016

 

 “Filip Lazăr” Hall – „Oltenia” Philharmonic

12:00 – Musicology Symposium: Mechanics and Mechanisms in Music – Composers of 20th Century

Speakers: Bianca Temeș, Ştefan Firca, Vlad Văidean, Constantin Secară

 

Philharmonic Hall

5 p.m.- Chamber Music Concert

”Mai în glumă, mai în serios” / ”Jokingly, seriously”

Trio Contraste Ensemble (Timişoara)

ION BOGDAN ȘTEFĂNESCU (flutes), DORU ROMAN (percussion), SORIN PETRESCU (piano)

Program:

Miklos MarosRush

Ernst-Lothar von KnorrNächtliche Suite

Corneliu Dan GeorgescuMotive transilvane / Transylvanian Tunes

Wil OffermansHarmonics

Jos ZwanenburgVoices

Maia CiobanuTrio nr. 273, op. 2 / Trio No. 273, Op. 2

Laura ManolachePlecarea (pe un text de Urmuz) / The Leaving (on a text by Urmuz)

Aurel StroeTrei piese pastorale / Three Pastoral Pieces

Lucian MețianuAttracteur étrange

Horst LohseThe Seven Deadly Sins

Christoph KellerMozart in Argentine

Christoph KellerBeethoven in Brazil

 

 “Marin Sorescu” National Theatre Hall

Extraordinary Concert: a cappella, music, show

20.00 - Muttis Kinder (Germany) – VOCAL TRIO

CLAUDIA GRAUE, MARCUS MELZWIG, CHRISTOPHER NELL

 

Sunday, 20.11.2016

 

Philharmonic Hall

5 p.m.-  Percussion Concert

Percutissimo Ensemble (Timişoara), music direction: DORU ROMAN

Soloists:

ION BOGDAN ȘTEFĂNESCU (flute), DORIN CUIBARIU (clarinet)

Program:

Darie Nemeș-BotaFight and Light

George CrumbAn Idyll for the Misbegotten

Violeta DinescuAlean / Yearning

Nebojsa Jovan JivkovićTrio per Uno (p. I)

Halyna OvcharenkoWhat the Shaman Saw

Doron KaufmannStreams of Life

Carmen CârneciSonge du Dragon Rouge

Minoru MikiMarimba Spiritual

Ion Bogdan ȘtefănescuPianissimo Summer Dream

 

8 p.m. - Silent-film Projection with Live Music

TABU (1931) - director: F. W. Murnau

Music: VIOLETA DINESCU

Performing Artists:

ION BOGDAN ȘTEFĂNESCU (flute), DORIN CUIBARIU (clarinet), SORIN PETRESCU (piano), DORU ROMAN (percussion)

 

 

Monday, 21.11.2016

 

Philharmonic Hall

6 p.m.- Chamber Music Concert

”SIGMA” Project (Spain) – Saxophone Quartet

Program:

Georg Friedrich Haas: Saxophonquartett

Josep PlanellsWork in Progress

Alberto PosadasKnossos

Luis de PabloRumia

Ramon LazkanoJalkin

Isabel UrrutiaContre vents et marées

 

8 p.m.-  Jazz Concert

JAZZAPPELLA - Vocal Sextet, music direction: Zoltán András

 

Tuesday, 22.11.2016

 

Philharmonic Hall

6 p.m.- Piano Recital

MIHAI MĂNICEANU (Bucharest)

Program:

György LigetiMusica ricercata (nr. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 )

Olivier MessiaenVingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus (nr. 11 )

Remus GeorgescuInterludiu și Toccata (din Suita a II-a pentru pian) / Interlude and Toccata (from the Piano Suite No. 2)

Vlad MaistorovicitransScent

Henryk GóreckiPiano Sonata No. 1

Salvatore SciarrinoAnamorfosi

 

8 p.m.- Chamber Music Concert

ATEM Duo (Timişoara)

CRISTINA CONSTANTIN (violin), VICTOR PĂRĂU (piano)

Program:

Arvo PärtFratres for violin and piano

Kaija SaariahoCalices for violin and piano

Toru TakemitsuRain Tree Sketch II – in memoriam Olivier Messiaen for piano

Sofia GubaidulinaDancer on a Tightrope for violin and piano

George CrumbFour Nocturnes (Night music II) for violin and piano

Arvo PärtSpiegel im Spiegel for violin and piano

 

Wednesday, 23.11.2016

 

Philharmonic’s Foyer

6.30 p.m. - CD Release: Contemporary Trombone Classics Barrie Webb

 

Philharmonic Hall

7 p.m.-  Extraordinary Recital

BARRIE WEBB - trombone (England)

Guest Artist: MIHAI MĂNICEANU (piano)

Program:

Giacinto ScelsiThree Pieces

Luciano BerioSequenza V

Jonathan HarveyRicercare una Melodia

Stuart GreenbaumIn Transit

Johannes BrahmsIntermezzo op. 119, nr. 1

Katsuji MaedoIntermezzo

Takashi FujiiDancing Bones

Ernst KrenekFive Pieces

 

Thursday, 24.11.2016

 

 “Filip Lazăr” Hall – „Oltenia” Philharmonic

5 p.m. -  Improvisation Workshop with IRINEL ANGHEL

 

Philharmonic Hall

7 p.m. – Extraordinary Recital

MARIO CAROLI - flute (Italy)

Guest Artist: MIHAI MĂNICEANU (piano)

Program:

Claude DebussySyrinx

Joji YuasaMai-Bataraki II (pentru flaut alto / for flute alto)

André JolivetChant de Linos (pentru flaut și pian / for flute and piano)

André JolivetPour une communion sereine de l’être avec le monde (Incantation nr. 4)

Ivan FedeleDonax

Federico GardellaCinque cori notturni sotto la costa (pentru flaut alto / for flute alto)

Toru TakemitsuAir

Kaija SaariahoLaconisme de l’aile

 

Friday, 25.11.2016

 

Philharmonic Hall

7 p.m.- Symphonic Concert

„Oltenia” Philharmonic’s Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: GHEORGHE COSTIN

Soloists:

MARIO CAROLI – flute (Italy)

BARRIE WEBB (trombone, England)

Program:

Liviu DănceanuSeven Days for trombone and orchestra

Doina RotaruL’Ange avec une seule aile for flute and orchestra

Igor StravinskyThe Firebird Suite for orchestra

 

Student’s House of Culture

9 p.m.-  The Island from the Day After (Fictional Performance-concert)

IRINEL ANGHEL & Friends

Irinel Anghel – voice, performance; Bogdan Frigioiu – electric guitar;  Marian Cîtu – electronics;  Barrie Webb – trombone;  Mihai Pintenaru – clarinet;  Luiza Mitu – performance; Irina Maria Niţu – performance;  Andrada Băleanu – performance;  Daniela Ionescu – performance;  Ioana Stama – performance

 

Saturday, 26.11.2016

 

Philharmonic Hall

7 p.m.- Chamber Music Concert

Povestind / Narrating – SonoMania Ensemble (Bucharest)

MIHAI PINTENARU (clarinet), RALUCA STRATULAT (violin)MIHAI MURARIU ( piano)

Artistic Director: DIANA ROTARU

Guest, Actor MIKLOS BÁCS

Program:

Gabriel MălăncioiuSanran for clarinet and violin

Mihai MăniceanuCantabile e Presto for violin and piano

Tiberiu Olah„Magic Bird” Sonata for clarinet solo

Toshio HosokawaAncient Dance for violin and piano

Igor StravinskyThe Soldier’s Tale for clarinet, violin and piano

 

Sunday, 27. 11.2016

 

Philharmonic Hall

5 p.m.- Chamber Music Concert

Peärls Before Swïne Experience Ensemble (Sweden)

Program:

Klas Torstensson: Pocket Violin Concerto

Annie Gosfield: Cranks and Cactus Needles

Mattias Petersson: 1st Application

Marcus Fjellström: Odboy and Erordog (cartoon animation with live music)

Hanna Hartman: Neighbors above are louder than neighbors below

 

8 p.m.-  Chamber Music Concert

„Oltenia” Philharmonic’s Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: IVAN ILIEV (Bulgaria)

Soloist:

JURE GRADIŠNIK (trumpet,Slovenia)

Program:

Aaron CoplandQuiet City for trumpet, English horn, and strings -  JURE GRADIŠNIK (trumpet, Slovenia), LOREDANA CIOCAN (English horn)

Leoš JanáčekSuite for string orchestra

André JolivetConcertino for trumpet, string orchestra and piano – JURE GRADIŠNIK (trumpet, Slovenia), ANDREEA STOICA (piano)

Benjamin BrittenSimple Symphony, Op. 4

 

Monday, 28.11.2016

Philharmonic Hall

5 p.m. – Lied Recital

VERONICA ANUȘCA (soprano), MIHAI MURARIU (piano)

Program:

Compositions by Mihail Jora (Riddle, Song for the Light)Constantin Brăiloiu (Autumn)Theodor Rogalski (The Willow)Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea(Autumn’s Gospels)Felicia Donceanu (The Steps)Mihai Murariu (Three)Leonard Bernstein (La bonne cuisine)Daniel Sabzghabaei (Four Glimpses of Desire)

 

Philharmonic Hall

7 p.m.- Chamber Music Concert

PROFIL Ensemble (Bucharest)

Artistic Director: DAN DEDIU

DIANA MOȘ (violin), MARIAN MOVILEANU (viola), MIRCEA MARIAN (cello), ADRIANA MAIER (piano)

Program:

Valentin Gheorghiu: Adagio for violin, cello and piano

Ștefan Niculescu: Per tre for violin, viola and cello

Mihai Măniceanu: Crescendo for violin solo

Thomas Beimel: Aria for violin, cello and piano

Dan Dediu: Pirouettes pierrotiènnes for violin, viola, cello and piano

Miriam Marbé: Tromelbass for violin, viola and cello

 

Tuesday, 29.11.2016

Art Museum

5 p.m.-  Accordion Recital

GHENADIE ROTARI (Republic ofMoldova)

Guest Artist:

ANA TOPALOVIĆ (cello, Austria/Serbia)

Program:

Sofia GubaidulinaDe Profundis

Gerard GriseyPassacaille

Magnus LindbergJeux d’anches

Salvatore SciarrinoVagabonde blu

Sofia GubaidulinaIn Croce (acordeon și violoncel / accordion and cello)

Vladimir ZubitskySonata nr. 2 - Slavonic

 

Philharmonic Hall

7 p.m.-  Chamber Music Concert

Partner: ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

GREEN THING Ensemble (Austria)

Matei Ioachimescu (flute), Natalija Isaković (violin), Ana Topalović (cello), Alfredo Ovalles (piano)

Program:

Călin IoachimescuTetrachords

Cristian LoleaMechanisms

George CrumbVox Balaenae

Diana RotaruVerde / Green

Jennifer HigdonPiano Trio

Julija BalChochek

 

Wednesday, 30.11.2016

 

Philharmonic Hall

6 p.m. - Chamber Music Concert

LOGOS String Quartet (USA)

Espen Lilleslåtten, Roxana Pavel (violin), Elias Goldstein (viola), Dennis Parker (cello)

Program:

Dmitri ShostakovichString Quartet No. 3 in Fa Major, Op. 73

Paul Creston: String Quartet

Daniel Schnyde: Great Places - String Quartet No. 4

Claude DebussyString Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

 

Philharmonic Hall

8 p.m.- Jazz Concert

“Both Sides of the River”

MIRCEA TIBERIAN (piano), CHRIS DAHLGREN (doublebass, USA), JOHN BETSCH (drums,USA)

Meridian Festival – November 2016 – 12th edition

International MERIDIAN Festival – organized by the Romanian Section of ISCM – 12th edition

November 14-20 2016 – Bucharest

PROGRAM 

(DETAILED VERSION HERE – IN ROMANIAN)

MONDAY 14.11

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

5 p.m.

LYRICAL INTERFERENCES

Bianca Luigia Manoleanu – voice and Remus Manoleanu – piano 

Works by: Alexander Muno (Germany); Horst Lohse (Germany); Wolfgang Rihm (Germany); Christopher Scinto (USA); Jack Fortner (USA); Daniela Cojocaru; Cornel Țăranu;  Liana Alexandra;  Irina Odăgescu Țuțuianu;  Dan Bălan; Andrei Tănăsescu

 

National University of Music in Bucharest

“George Enescu” Hall

7 p.m.

devotioModerna Ensemble 

Conductor: Carmen Cârneci

Ștefan Diaconu – flute, Valentin Ghita – oboe, Cristian Mancaș – clarinet, Cristian Buciumaș – bassoon, Raluca Stratulat – violin, Dan Cavassi – cello, Mihai Murariu – piano, Alexandru Stroe – percussion

Works by: Alexadru Hrisanide (Holland);  Dimitris Maronidis (Grece); Cristian Marina (Sweden); Mihai Murariu;  Iannis Xenakis (France); Corneliu Dan Georgescu (Germany)

 

TUESDAY, 15.11

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

5 p.m.

TRAIECT New Music Group

Conductor: Sorin Lerescu

Geanina Săveanu Meragiu – violin, Viorica Nagy – cello, Georgeta Radu – percussion, Alexandru Hanganu – flute, Andrei Podlacha – piano, Răzvan Gachi – clarinet, Florian Radu – trombone

Works by: Diana Gheorghiu; Karlheinz Stockhausen (Germany);  Lucian Zbarcea; Don Banks (Australia); Dan Voiculescu; Doron Kaufman (Israel)

 

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

7 p.m.

”CELLO FRAGMENTS”

DUO CELLO JAYA & FRIENDS

Ella Bokor – cello, Mircea Marian – cello

Guests:, Valentin Dimitrie Simion – cello, Iulian Ochescu – piano, Sergiu Cârstea – trumpet

Works by: Paul Rogojină; Laura Ana Mânzat; Eric Ewazen (USA);  Aurelian Băcan; Mariela Rodriguez (Cuba)

 

WEDNESDAY, 16.11

National University of Music in Bucharest

“George Enescu” Hall

5 p.m.

GAME Percussion Ensemble

Conductor: Alexandru Matei

Irina Rădulescu – percussion, Iulia Bitta – percussion, Sorin Rotaru – percussion

Works by: Joseph Schwanter (USA); Liviu Dănceanu; Joji Yuasa (Japan); Arvo Pärt (Estonia)

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

7 p.m.

PROFIL String Quartet

“TRIADE”

Artistic Director: Dan Dediu

Diana Moş – 1st violin, Petru Nemţeanu – 2nd violin; Marian Movileanu – viola, Mircea Marian – cello

Guest: Costin Soare – guitar

Works by: Jana Andreevska (Macedonia); Adrian Iorgulescu;  Horia Șurianu (France);  Alfred Schnittke (Russia)

 

National University of Music in Bucharest

Opera and Multimedia Studio

8.30 p.m.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONCERT

Liliana Iorgulescu – choreography

Dancers: Liliana Iorgulescu, Andreea Duță

Works by: Maia Ciobanu; Călin Ioachimescu; Dimitri Voudouris (Grece); Cătălin Crețu; Sever Tipei (USA)

 

THURSDAY, 17.11

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

4.30 p.m

Book Launch

Grigore Constantinescu – Four Centuries of Lied, Editura Muzicală

Guest: Lavinia Coman

 

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

5 p.m.

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL 

Claudia Codreanu – mezzosoprano and Diana Vodă – piano

Guest: Ladislau Csendes – violin

Works by: Zeno Vancea; Diana Vodă;  Dan Buciu; Livia Teodorescu Ciocănea; Nicolae Coman; George Balint

 

6 p.m

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL 

Matei Ioachimescu – flute, Alfredo Ovalles – piano (Vienna)

Works by: Carmen Cârneci; Doina Rotaru; Jorge Sánchez – Chiong (Venezuela); Roman Vlad; Diana Rotaru; Mario Forte (Algeria – France)

 

National University of Music in Bucharest

“George Enescu” Hall

7.30 p.m.

ARCHAEUS Ensemble

Conductor – Liviu Dănceanu

Anca Vartolomei – cello, Rodica Dănceanu – piano, Dorin Gliga – oboe,  Ion Nedelciu – clarinet, Şerban Novac – bassoon, Alexandru Matei – percussion, Marius Lăcraru – violin

Works by: Ștefan Niculescu; Tiberiu Olah; Anatol Vieru; Dan Constantinescu; Myriam Marbé; Vladimir Scolnic (Israel); Aurel Stroe

 

FRIDAY, 18.11

Concert Studio of the Military Music Service

”General Dumitru Eremia”

1 p.m

Representative Music of the Ministry of National Defence

Conductor: Colonel Aurel Gheorghiță (Inspector of Military Musics)

Valentina Voinea – soloist

Works by: George Duke (arr. Emanuel Năstăsie); Kess Vlak; Andrew Loyd Webber; Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Ray Farr și Kevin Lamb);  Bart Howard; Van Mc Coy (arr. Naohiro Iwai); Pablo Beltran Ruiz; Sergio Mendez; Chuck Mangione; Charles Walter

Concert realized in partnership with the Ministry of National Defence

 

National University of Music in Bucharest

Opera and Multimedia Studio

4.30 p.m.

MENTOR – DISCIPLE

CD Launch – ”DIALOGUE” – Trio Contraste

Music by Myriam Marbé, Violeta Dinescu, Roberto Reale

 

5 p.m.

TRIO CONTRASTE

Ioan Bogdan Ştefănescu – flute, Sorin Petrescu – piano, Doru Roman – percussion

Works by: Nicolae Teodoreanu; Roberto Reale (Germany);  Octavian Nemescu; Jean – Christophe Rosaz (Switzerland – France); Alicia Terzian (Argentina); Violeta Dinescu (Germany); Jean – Pascal Chaigne (France)

 

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

7 p.m.

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

THEODOR GRIGORIU 90

Bianca Luigia Manoleanu – soprano, Remus Manoleanu – piano, Andrei Tănăsescu – piano, Roman Manoleanu – piano

 

BOOK LAUNCH

In memoriam THEODOR GRIGORIU (1926 – 2014) – 90 years since birth

CD Launch

Antology of Romanian Music

International New Music Week 2016 – CD

3 Songs performed by BIANCA LUIGIA MANOLEANU and  REMUS MANOLEANU

Event in partnership with the Theodor Georgescu Foundation and the National “George Enescu” Museum (co-organizer)

 

SATURDAY, 19.11

National University of Music in Bucharest

“George Enescu” Hall

11 a.m.

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

BARRIE WEBB (England) – trombone

Guests: Mihai Măniceanu – piano, Cristina Ordean – oboe, Mihaela Vosganian – voice

Works by: Laurențiu Beldean; Mihaela Vosganian; Johannes Brahms; Katsuji Maeda (Japan); Ernst Krenek (Austria)

FLUTE RECITAL

CĂTĂLIN OPRIȚOIU

Works by: Adrian Enescu; Thomas Beimel (Germany); Martin Q Larsson (Suedia); Jerzy Kornowicz (Poland)

 

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

5 p.m.

PIANO RECITAL

ANA GACEVA (Macedonia)

Works by: Sorin Lerescu; Irina Hasnaș; Mihalo Trandafilovski (Macedonia); Goce Kolarovski (Macedonia); Harisson Birtwistle (England); Aleksandar Pejovski (Macedonia); Kokan Dimusevski (Macedonia)

 

National University of Music in Bucharest

“George Enescu” Hall

7 p.m.

AdHOC Ensemble of the “Gheorghe Dima”Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca

Conductor: Matei Pop

Presenter: Adrian Pop

Raluca Ilovan – flute, Bence Háaz – oboe, Aurelian Băcan – clarinet, Rareș Sângeorzan – bassoon, Ioan Marina – Uifălean – horn, Eva Butean – piano

Works by: Ciprian Pop; György Ligeti (Hungary);  Șerban Marcu; Dan Dediu; Hans Peter Türk; Adrian Pop

Concert realised in partnership with the National “George Enescu” Museum (co-organizer) and the National University of Music in Bucharest

SUNDAY, 20.11

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

11 a.m.

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

TRIO MOZAIC

Emil Vişenescu – clarinet, Diana Spânu Dănilă – piano, Oana Spânu Vişenescu – violin and viola

Works by: Daniel Cohen (Israel); Viorel Munteanu; Petru Stoianov; Felicia Donceanu; Carmen Petra Basacopol

Fifteen minutes of Fame – for trio

Daniel Arnold (USA);  Jose Jesus de Azevedo Souza (Portugal); Scorpio Douglas Madison (USA); Erik Branch (USA); Jean – Charles Gooden (USA);  Juan Maria Solare (Argentina); Max Stannard (Marea Britanie); Martin Neill (Northen Ireland); Scott Brickman (USA); David Bohn (USA); Inna Buganina (Rusia); Chace Wiliams (USA); Laszlo Kekszakallu (Ungaria); Yan Pang (USA); Cindi Hsu (Taiwan)

 

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

Diana Moș – violin and Mihai Ungureanu – piano

Works by: Nicolae Brânduș (Glosa – p.a.a.)

 

PIANO RECITAL

MĂDĂLINA CLAUDIA DĂNILĂ

Guest: Sergiu Cârstea – trumpet

Works by: Vlad Burlea (Moldavian Republic); Ghenadie Ciobanu (Moldavian Republic); Dusan Bavdek (Slovenia);  Elena Apostol; Fred Popovici; Klaus Ager (Austria)

 

Cantacuzino Palace Hall

5 p.m.

GAUDEAMUS QUARTET – Braşov Philharmonic

Lucia Neagoe – 1st violin, Raluca Irimia – 2nd violin, Leona Varvarichi – viola, Ștefan Neagoe – cello

Works by: Vladimir Beleaev (Moldavian Republic);  Menachem Zur (Israel); Ulpiu Vlad

Concert realized in partnership with the National “George Enescu” Museum (co-organizer)

 

National University of Music in Bucharest

“George Enescu” Hall

7.30 p.m.

”SOUND MENAGERIE”

SonoMania Ensemble feat. Irinel Anghel

Artistic Director and conductor: Diana Rotaru

Raluca Stratulat – violin, Ștefan Diaconu – flute, Valentin Ghita – oboe, Mihai Pintenaru – clarinet, Tamara Dica – viola, Eugen – Bogdan Popa – cello, Mihai Murariu – piano

Special guests: Irinel Anghel – almost voice, performance, Marian Cîtu (Rufi) – live electronics

Program:

Prelude: Irinel Anghel – Flomizile Realității Imperceptibile din Muzeul Somnului / Butterpillars of the Imperceptible Reality in the Sleep Museum – an almost music for ensemble

Works by: Benjamin Britten (England);  Mihai Măniceanu;  Kaija Saariaho (Finland); Sebastian Androne; Alexandru Sima; Gabriel Mălăncioiu; Megumi Okuda

Postlude: Rodent Choir

 

Organizers: Ministry of Culture, the Union of Composers and Musicologists in Romania, The National Romanian Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music

Co-organizers: National University of Music in Bucharest, National „George Enescu” Museum, Ministry of National Defence 

Parteners: The Romanian Association of Women in Art (ARFA)

Media Partners: Radio România Muzical, Radio România Cultural, Televiziunea Română, Actualitatea Muzicală, Muzica, Institutul de Memorie Culturală (cimec.ro), CONTEMPORARY MUSIC – Romanian Newsletter, Radio Clasic Online

Founding Director: Adrian Iorgulescu, President of the Union of Composers and Musicologists in Romania

Artistic Director: Ulpiu Vlad, President of the National Romanian Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music, Vicepresident ot the Union of Composers and Musicologists in Romania

Executive Committee of Romanian ISCM Section: Adrian Pop, Diana Vodă, Laura Ana Mânzat, Elena Apostol

Executive Director: Ana Achim

Coordinator: Irina Hasnaș

Work Group: Maria Epuraş, Cristina Stancu, Elena Apostol, Eugenia Câlţia, Ileana Dumitrache

InnerSound #4 TOUCH

An evening dedicated to music and silent film, chamber concerts, multimedia installations, creative workshops and exceptional guests, all reaching Bucharest at

Fourth Edition of the INNERSOUND NEW ARTS FESTIVAL,

between September 28th and October 1st

Between September 28th and October 1st the Bucharest audience is invited to discover the art of the future. Over 60 artists from 8 countries will be present on the stages set up in Elvira Popescu Cinema, The Ark, ARCUB Gabroveni, the National University of Music Bucharest and te George Enescu National Museum for 4 evenings of new and unusual performances.

 

United by the concept of this festival, TOUCH, the events of the 4th edition of the INNERSOUND NEW ARTS FESTIVAL offer the culture aficionados the opportunity to rediscover the power of art to generate innovation in any domain and to bring them one step closer to the future. The theme of the festival challenges the audience to reflect upon touch: as a frontier between technology and senses, as a meeting point for artist and spectator, as a first real step from feeling to matter, in a seductive mix of action and reverie.

The first day of the festival, taking place on September 28th, at The Ark, at 19:30, brings on stage the members of the Ad Libitum String Quartet : Alexandru Tomescu – Ist violin, Şerban Mereuţă- IInd violin, Bogdan Bişoc – viola and Filip Papa- cello. The Quarter is a rare presence at the Bucharest music venues, and this occasion will be all the more special, with all 4 musicians interpreting the winning composition from the InnerSound competition, the piece written by young musician Sebastian Androne, entitled Glances of Memories. The concert takes place in Ground Floor, surrounded by the TOUCH photo-video exhibition.

As of 21:00, you are invited in the Lower Floor/Underground, to the vernissage of the multimedia sound installation, with the participation of artists Svetlana Maras (Serbia), Matei Bejenaru, Livia Mateias, Marius Jurca, Minim (Diana Dulgheru), Syntax (Laurian Bardos), Gabriel Kelemenn and Ioana Vreme. The curator of the exhibition is Ciprian Ciuclea. 

The second day of the festival, happening on September 29th, taking place at the Elvira Popescu Cinema venue, as of 18:30, is dedicated to the Silent Film Night, an event unique in Romania: 10 short contemporary silent, narrative, experimental and animation films, entered into competition for the InnerSound trophy, which shall be accompanied by a soundtrack composed in August by 10 young composers, in the interpretation of the SonoMania Ensemble, conducted by Alexandru Mija. InnerSound is the only festival inRomania which dedicates an entire evening to the contemporary silent film, accompanied by live chamber music.

The special guest of the event is David OReilly, an Irish artist living in Los Angeles, known for his internationally awarded animations, video games and digital art. David OReilly is also the artist signing the special effects for the film ‘Her’, directed by Spike Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Outside of the competition, InnerSound will introduce to you a David OReilly animation called Black Lake, accompanied by an original score written by composer Sabina Ulubeanu.

The third day of the festival, entitled TOUCH THE KEYS, starting at 19:00 at ARCUB, invites you to three piano recitals with resonances which have known a fascinating evolution, from the XXth century music and a prepared piano, to the improvisations accompanied by live electronics. Mihai Măniceanu, Gabi Sultana (Malta) and Cătălin Creţu will prove to us the versatility of the keyboard instrument in the XXIst century.

The festival shall close its doors on Saturday, October 1st with an electro-contemporary night at the Ark. As of 19.30, accordion player Ghenadie Rotari, the Dutch ensemble Project 128 and  DJ Lukatoyboy  will combine contemporary classical music with electronic beats, techno-acoustic and experimental DJ.

During the same evening, the jury, composed by Andrei Ujică, Claudiu Mitcu , Cătălin Cristuțiu – film and Cosmin Bumbuț, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Șerban Mestcăneanu – photo-video, will reveal the winner of the InnerSound trophy for silent short film and of the Teodora Maftei award for the best photo-video project.

In parallel with the musical events, the Festival will run workshops for children and young people, held by artists present in the festival, as well as presentations of certain contemporary art projects.

The price of tickets for the first day of festival is 35 lei, for the second is 25 lei and for the last two days is 30 lei each. A season ticket, for all four festival days are available at the price of 75 lei.

Tickets are available on www.bilete.ro, at the offices of the Romanian Post marked Bilete.ro, at the pay-desk of the National Children’s Palace Bucharest and pay-desk of the Metro Station Unirii 1,Bucharest.

About INNERSOUND NEW ARTS FESTIVAL: organised by the Art&Co Association and OPUS Association, INNERSOUND NEW ARTS FESTIVAL is the only independent event in Romania focused on a new perspective on the contemporary cult music, in relation with visual arts, film and multimedia. The festival functions as a powerful platform to promote young composer, instrumentalists, photographers, visual/multimedia artists and film directors. Running since 2012, INNERSOUND is founded by three composers who have included visual arts and performance into their work: Sabina Ulubeanu, artistic director, who is also a photographer, Diana Rotaru, who is dedicated to artistic syncretism and Cătălin Crețu, artistic consultant, who is a multimedia artist.

InnerSound New Arts Festival in an event financed by the AFCN – Administration of the National Cultural Fund and endorsed by Raiffeisen Bank.

Parteners: Romanian Cultural Institute, George Enescu National Museum, Goethe Institute, Aspen Institute, AQUA Carpatica, Domeniile Sâmbureşti, The Ark, ARCUB, Cinema Elvira Popescu, French Institute in Bucharest, UNMB,  Gallery White Night, CIMRO, artouching, Noumax, Wearebasca, EPSON, Undersound, Kodex, Alldeco, Rue du Pain, VRTW.

Media Parteners: RFI, LiterNet, Radio România Cultural, DoR, VICE, Institute, The Magazine, Business Review, Accente, AnaMariaOnisei.ro.

Further details on InnerSound New Arts Festival, as well as the complete schedule of events for the fourth edition can be found on the official website www.innersound.ro and on Facebook, at: https://www.facebook.com/InnerSound.Bucharest.

This project does not necessarily present the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not liable for the content of the project or for the means in which the project results can be used. These fall entirely under the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

 

Details for the press :

Nicoleta Gavrilă  (nicoleta@teamcomm.ro; 0730440449)

Mira Sfura (mira@teamcomm.ro; 0724016783)

Ligeti Festival in Cluj

An exciting pilot festival project will take place in Cluj and Tarnaveni, between May 26-28 2016: “A Tribute to György Ligeti in his Native Transylvania”. The Artistic Director, musicologist Bianca Tiplea-Temes, pays a welcome tribute to one of the greatest composers of the XXth century, who will also receive post mortem the title of Honorary Citizen of Târnăveni (Ligeti’s native city) on his birthday, May 28th. A commemorative plaque on the house where Ligeti was born will be unveiled in the presence of the local authorities of the Târnăveni City Hall.

Apart from the festival’s events, International Conference “Ligeti’s Legacy in Retrospect”, the Masterclass held by Manfred Stahnke, ”Microtonality in Modern Composition” and the chamber concert “Ligeti Mosaic” (Arcadia Quartet / RO and Artur Kaganovskiy / USA, program below), the Cluj ”Transylvania” Philharmonic will perform – for the first time in Cluj! – the famous “Romanian Concerto”, conducted by Horia Andreescu (27.05).

 

Ligeti International Conference in Cluj

On May 26-27, between 10 a.m.- 2.30 p.m., the “I. Lapedatu” conference hall at the National Romanian Bank in Cluj-Napoca (7, Pta Unirii) will host a very special event organized by one of the most appreciated musicologists in Romania, Bianca Ţiplea Temeş: the International Conference “Ligeti’s Legacy in Retrospect”, organized within the festival “A Tribute to György Ligeti in His Native Transylvania”.

Speakers will gather in Cluj from all over Europe to talk about one of the most iconic composers of our time: Wolfgang Marx (Dublin), Michael Searby (London), Manfred Stahnke (Hamburg), Heidy Zimmermann (Basel), Louise Duchesneau (Hamburg), Márton Kerékfy (Budapest), Julia Heimerdinger (Vienna), Cornel Ţăranu, Adrian Pop, Bianca Ţiplea Temeş, Pavel Puşcaş, Tatiana Oltean, Amalia Szűcs Blănaru (Cluj).

 

The Association “Transylvania Art and Science”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
in collaboration with “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy
International Conference
LIGETI’S LEGACY IN RETROSPECT
event organised within the Festival
A Tribute to György Ligeti in his Native Transylvania
- Cluj-Napoca, May 26-27   2016 -
Thursday, May 26
Chair: Mike Searby
Wolfgang Marx (University College Dublin) - keynote lecture
“…the serious is always comic, and the comic frightening.” The Role of the Grotesque
in György Ligeti’s Music
Manfred Stahnke (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg)
Aspects of Microtonality in Modern Composition
Adrian Pop („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
Following the White Rabbit
Cornel Ţăranu („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
Encounters with Ligeti
Heidy Zimmermann („Paul Sacher” Foundation, Basel)
New Findings from Ligeti’s Years in Cluj
Pavel Puşcaş („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
À la source, à l’origine… György Ligeti: Sonata pour alto solo
Bianca Ţiplea Temeş („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca; Transylvania Philharmonic)
Ligeti Looks East: Revisiting and Recycling Romanian Folk Music
Friday, May 27
Chair: Wolfgang Marx
Julia Heimerdinger (Institut für Analyse, Theorie und Geschichte der Musik.
                                 Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien)
The Role of György Ligeti’s ‘Atmosphères’ (1961) in his Oeuvre and in the Musical Canon
Amalia Szűcs-Blănaru („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
György Ligeti – de l’intuition mathématique à l’illusion sonore
Tatiana Oltean („Gh. Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)
The Singing Voice in Ligeti’s “Requiem”: Examples of Tone Colour and Expression
Mike Searby - Kingston University London
The Significance of Timbre as a Structural Component in Selected Works by Ligeti
Márton Kerékfy (Bartók Archives, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
Ligeti and Kurtág: Parallel Lives
Louise Duchesneau (Hamburg)
“…music is a bit like love…”György Ligeti and the Film Musik im Technischen Zeitalter   
Projection of the film
“György Ligeti”
From the series: “Musik im technologischen Zeitalter”,
Produced by SFB (Sender Freies Berlin), 1962-63

 

 

International Week of New Music – Bucharest 2016

International Week of New Music –Bucharest, May 23-29, 2016

Artistic director: Dan Dediu

 

Central Concept of the Festival: Limits…and Beyond!

The Four Thematic Eutopias:

1. Ulysses – Beyond Tradition

Ullyses is the traveller, the wanderer, the eternal migrant. He has to find always new ideas, to experiment and to bet on originality. ULYSSES-Eutopia is open to adventure.

2. Gulliver – Beyond Culture

Gulliver is the history’s eye and critic. He defies this reality and opens the world of the possible. GULLIVER-Eutopia is open to virtual worlds and stories.

3. Nirvana – Beyond Self

NIRVANA is the Eutopia of fusion the Self with the Universe. Dis-bordering the Self through sacrality and ritual opens the realm of communion and mistery.

4. Matrix – Beyond Nature

Matrix is the apostle of a posthuman world. He is modulating the human being and gives it hi-tech strength. Bio-technological synergy spans from free improvisation to perfect algorhythm. MATRIX-Eutopia is open to Apocalypse.

Sunday, 22nd May    

 

Nirvana – Beyond Self

(1)

UNMB, ”George Enescu” Hall, 19.00h

MaXeMa Trio

Matthias Ziegler (flutes)

 Xenia Schindler (harp)

Marius Ungureanu (viola)

Toru Takemitsu: And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind

Alfred Zimmerlin: Nachtstundenstücke

Dan Dediu: Trio op.87 (p.a.r.)

1. Theme complexe

2. Marbre  – étude d’accords et gammes nr. 1

3.“Sind das Vögel? Ihre Stimmen sind überall.” - Prélude in memoriam André Scrima

4. Canon 1: aenigmaticus a 3, cancrizans (ascendit per tertia minore)

5. “The serpent grew, casting its scales” – étude d’accords et gammes nr. 2

6. Canon 2: rhythmique, cancrizans, per augmentationem, sul Perpetuum Mobile per Viola

7. Lettre d’amour avec des larmes passiflores

8. Theme Simple

In collaboration with Pro Helvetia

Monday, 23rd May                   

 

Gulliver – Beyond Culture

 

(1)

UCMR Hall, 17.00h

Bianca Manoleanu (soprano)

Remus Manoleanu (piano)

Pascal Bentoiu: Incandescences (verses by Alexandru Miran) (1977)

1. “Cunoasterea…/ “The Knowledge”

2. “Piatra peste piatra…” / “Stone over stone…”

3. “M-am desprins…” / “I’ve broken free…”

4. De ce?…” / “Why?…”

Cornel Țãranu: Siciliana-Blues (2016) – W.P.

Ede Terenyi: fragments from the Carmina Bianca cycle (Latin text) (1991):

1. Nobis Sancti Spiritus

2. O, Pacis Angeli

3. Amare, Amare Non Est Grave

4. O, Jesule! Dulcedo Cordium

Theodor Grigoriu: Poets and the Abyss of Time (1993)

1. “La steaua” (lyrics by Mihai Eminescu)

2. “Drum spre abis” / “Road towards the Abyss” (l. by Lucian Blaga)

3. “Clipa genezei” / “The Time of Genesis (l. by Ion Barbu)

4. “Inserata dimineata” / “Dusk Morning” (l. by Tudor Arghezi)

5. “Zbor deasupra valurilor” / “Flight over the Waves” (l. by M. Eminescu)

6. “La steaua” (l. by M. Eminescu)

 

Ullyses – Beyond Tradition

(1)

UNMB, ”George Enescu” Hall, 19.00h

Concerto Orchestra of UNMB

Bogdan Vodã (conductor), Mikko Raasakka (bass clarinet)

Vlad Baciu: Carmin (f.p.)

Adina Dumitrescu: As they met me – Concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra (f.p.)

Tiberiu Olah: Symphony No.1

In collaboration with The National University of Music in Bucharest

 

Matrix – Beyond Nature

(1)

UNMB, ”Auditorium” Hall, 21.00h 

Matthias Ziegler (flutes)

Toshio Hosokawa: Vertical Song for flute solo

Heinz Holliger: Lied for flute solo

Matthias Ziegler: Ave Kingma for Alto Flute; Stop’n'Go for Bass Flute; Contrabasics for Contrabass Flute; Recercada Primera; La Rusna; Maschad

In collaboration with Pro Helvetia

 

Tuesday, 24th May

 

Gulliver – Beyond Culture

 (2)

UNMB, ”George Enescu” Hall, 17.00h

Marius Ungureanu (viola)

feat. Verona Maier (piano) and Alexandru Matei (percussion)

Wolf von Aichelburg: Sonata for viola and piano

Alfred Zimmerlin: at the still point, there the dance is for viola solo

Edison Denisov: Es ist genug. Variationen über das Choralthema von J. S. Bach for viola and piano

Luciano Berio: Naturale for viola, percussion and tape

 

Following event: Launch of the “21st Century” Magazine – Wolf Aichelburg and the Sibiu Literary Circle. Speakers: Alina Ledeanu, Marius Ungureanu, Dan Dediu.

In collaboration with the “21st Century” Foundation

 

Matrix – Beyond Nature

(2)

UNMB, Opera and Multimedia Studio, 19.00h

VisEle Gam – Visual-Electro-Game

GAME Percussion Ensemble, conductor Alexandru Matei 

Visual Artist: Alexandru Patatics

Dan Bujor (light design), Dan Alexandru (sound engineer), Cãtãlin Crețu (live electronics)

Sebastian Androne: Stone’s Yearning (W.P)

Cãtãlin Crețu: Fragmentarium (W.P)

Mihai Mãniceanu: Mishiba (W.P.)

Mihai Murariu: Hypernova (W.P)

Adina Sibianu: Untuned patterns (W.P.)

A production of the Electroacoustic and Multimedia Music Center of the National University of Music in Bucharest

 

Wednesday, 25th May

New Europe College, 17.00h

Nietzsche versus Wagner, Wagner versus Nietzsche – Lecture by Prof. Dr. Karol Berger (Stanford University/ SUA)

In collaboration with New Europe College

                                                                                                         ”Aquarium” Hall,  The National University of Music in Bucharest, Media Center, 15.00h

Book Launch: volumes by Prof. Gheorghe Dutica (The “George Enescu” Arts University in Iasi). Speakers: the author, Viorel Munteanu, Dan Dediu

 

Nirvana – Beyond Self

(2)

UNMB, ”Auditorium” Hall, 16.00h

Barrie Webb (trombone)

Cain Katsumi Yokoyama – Requiem…ad vitam aeternam (p.a.r.)

1. Introit

2. Kyrie

3. Offertorium

4. Sanctus

5. Benedictus

6. Agnus Dei

7. Lux aeterna

8. Libera me

9. In Paradisum

 

Ullyses – Beyond Tradition

(2)

UNMB, ”Auditorium” Hall, 17.00h

Solartis String Quartet

Sabin Penea (1st violin), Ana Maria Marian (2nd violin),

Laura Zecheru (viola), Andrei Nițescu (cello)

Corneliu Dan Georgescu: String Quartet No. 16 “Atemporal Landscape”

Bogdan Vodã: String Quartet (f.p.)

Viorel Munteanu: String Quartet No.2

Frank Zabel - Dance Macabre

In collaboration with the National “George Enescu” Museum in Bucharest

 

Ullyses – Beyond Tradition

(3)

Romanian Radio, Mihail Jora Hall, 19.00h

Radio Chamber Orchestra

Cristian Oroșanu (conductor)

Diana Moș (violin), Mircea Marian (cello),

Sergiu Cârstea (trumpet), Antonela Bârnat (mezzosoprano)

Dan Buciu: Cristiane for orchestra (f.p.)

Ulpiu Vlad: Sonorities and Anemona III – Concerto for violin, celor and string orchestra (f.p.)

Liviu Dãnceanu: SymConcertPhony for trumpet and orchestra (f.p.)

Livia Teodorescu-Ciocãnea: Mysterium tremendum II for mezzosoprano and orchestra (f.p.)

In collaboration with The Romanian Radio Society

 

Thursday, 26th May

 

New Europe College, 17.00h

In Search of Medieval Music in Africa – Lecture by Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Busse Berger (University of California, Davis/ SUA)

In collaboration with New Europe College

 

Gulliver – Beyond Culture

(3)

UNMB, ”G. Enescu” Hall, 17.00h

Archaeus Ensemble

Liviu Dãnceanu (conductor)

Dorin Gliga (oboe), Ion Nedelciu (clarinet), Șerban Novac (bassoon),

Marius Lãcraru (violin), Anca Vartolomei (cello), Sorin Rotaru (percussion),

Rodica Dãnceanu (piano), Simona Jidveanu (soprano)

Dan Voiculescu: Flowers for two symanterions

Ștefan Niculescu: Inventions for clarinet and piano

Horațiu Rãdulescu: Dr. Kay Hong’s Diamond Mountain VI op.77.6  for violin and 16 spectral gongs

Nicolae Brînduș: Melopedie & Fuga for bassoon

Ghenadie Ciobanu: La Cancion que no fue cantada y la ultima Serenata de Juan Carlos O. for cello

Anatol Vieru: Rubato for percussion

Pascal Bentoiu: The Poet and the Sea for soprano and piano, verses by Nina Cassian

Aurel Stroe: Humoreske mit zwei Durchblicken zum Leeren for ensemble

 

Ullyses – Beyond Tradition

(4)

Romanian Athenaeum, 19.00h

”George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra

Peter Ruzicka (conductor)

Florian Mitrea (pian)

Peter Ruzicka: Elegie. Erinnerung fur Orchester (f.r.p.)

W. A. Mozart: Concerto for piano and orchestra No.21

George Enescu: Symphony No.3

In collaboration with the “George Enescu” Philharmonic

 

Friday, 27th May

 

New Europe College, 13.00h

Bossa-nova recital: composer, singer and performer Chico Mello (Brazil/Germany)

In collaboration with New Europe College

 

Matrix – Beyond Nature

 

(3)

UNMB, Mediateque, 3rd Floor, 16.00h

Partita Radicale

Ute Völker (accordeon), Karola Pasquay (flute),

Ortrud Kegel (flute), Thomas Beimel (viola), Gunda Gottschalk (violin)

Ars Subtilior  (happening, 45’)

 

Gulliver – Beyond Culture

(4)

UCMR Hall, 17.00h

Christian Nas and Antal Sandor (violas)

György Ligeti: Balade and Dance

György Kurtág : Jelek, játékok és üzenetek / Signs, Games and Messages

Nicolae Teodoreanu: Muguri si flori / Buds and Flowers (f.p.)

Miriam Marbe: Sonata for two violas

Mihnea Brumariu: Duo for 2 violas (1. Wer arbeitet, ist der Dumme; 2. Masonic Music)

Máté Hollós: Viole contro violenze  (parts 1, 3, 5)

Könczei Árpád : Broken Music for 2 violas

 

Nirvana – Beyond Self

(3)

UNMB, Opera and Multimedia Studio, 17.00h

SonoMania Ensemble

Mihai Pintenaru (clarinet), Valentin Ghita (oboe), Raluca Stratulat (violin),

Tamara Dica (viola), Eugen-Bogdan Popa (cello), Alexandru Stroe (percussion), Eliza Puchianu (piano)

Diana Rotaru (conductor) 

Irina Ungureanu, Veronica Anuşca (sopranos)

Cristina Lilienfeld, Smaranda Gãbudeanu (dancers)

 

Diana Rotaru – ÎN TRUP / IN BODY – chamber opera (f.p.)

Libretto: Ciprian Mãceșaru

Choreography: Cristina Lilienfeld

Scenography: Anca Albani

Assistant scenographer: Tara Dobrovolschi

Video projections: Serioja Bocsok, Alina Usurelu

Lights: Michael Eigemann

 

Ullyses – Beyond Tradition

(5)

Romanian Radio, Mihail Jora Hall, 19.00h

National Radio Orchestra and Radio Academic Choir

Gheorghe Costin (conductor), Ciprian Țuțu (choir conductor)

Emil Vișenescu (clarinet)

Sorin Petrescu (piano)

Doina Rotaru – Fragile II for clarinet and orchestra (R.f.p.)

Adrian Iorgulescu – Hypostases I for piano and orchestra

Anatol Vieru – Symphony No. 5  for choir and orchestra

 

Matrix – Beyond Nature

 

(4)

UNMB Mediateque, “Aquarium” Hall, 21.00h

MUSIC-BOX: Sound Installations and Video-music

Gheorghe Costinescu, Cãtãlin Crețu, Mihaela Vosganian, Deutsche Musikrat

 A

A german sound – mobile contemporary sound-art exhibition

Producer: Deutscher Musikrat – in collaboration with the Bucharest Goethe Institute

Curators: Stefan Fricke and Johannes S. Sistermanns, opening speech: J.S. Sistermanna

Sound art installation

Ciprian Ciuclea: SIGNAL. 8 MINUTES AFTER.

Curator: Cãtãlin Crețu

Video-music

Gheorghe Costinescu: One Minute Tribute: 9/11/2001

Gheorghe Costinescu: Tai-Chi on the Hudson – for string quartet and animation

MIhaela Vosganian: Saturnian – “Lord of the Rings” – for electronic medium and photo-video design

In collaboration with Goethe Institute and NouMax

 

Saturday, 28th May

 

UNMB, ”Dinu Lipatti” Hall, 10.00h

International Musicology Symposium. Themes: Anatol Vieru, Dorel Pașcu and Cristina Rădulescu-Pașcu.

Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Olguța Lupu 

PART I: ANATOL VIERU

Iulia Cibisescu-Duran: “Modalism and syntax in the 7th String Quartet by Anatol Vieru”

Livia Teodorescu-Ciocanea & Joel Crotty: “Anatol Vieru’s 5th Symphony: a musical esthetics associated with Eminescu and prime numbers”

Dana Cristina Probst: “On the Road, with Anatol Vieru”

Lena Conta-Vieru: ”The Two Piano Sonatas by Anatol Vieru”

Liviu Marinescu: “The Soloist and his Eternal Alter-Ego in Anatol Vieru’s Music”

Olguta Lupu: “Melodic Nonconformity in Anatol Vieru’s Creation”

Corneliu Dan-Georgescu: “Anatol Vieru, his Generation and its Weltanschauung”

Andrei Vieru: “Time in Anatol Vieru’s Music and Essays”

PART II: CRISTINA RADULESCU-PASCU

Valentina Sandu-Dediu: “Cristina Radulescu-Pascu: the Ideal Guide through Folkloristics and Ethnomusicology”

Adina Dumitrescu & Dana Cristina Probst: “The Joy of Sharing the Romanian Musical Traditions”

Mihaela Nubert-Chetan: “In memoriam Cristina Radulescu-Pascu. Manuscripts from the Archive of the “Constantin Brailoiu” Ethnography and Folklore Institute”

Constantin Secara: “Cristina Radulescu-Pascu, Scholar and Teacher. Her Role and Place in Romanian Ethnomusicological Research and Didactics”

PART III: DOREL PASCU-RADULESCU

Dan Buciu: “Dorel Pascu – Sketch for a Portrait”

Marius Ungureanu: “The Road to Inner Self”

Ion Ivan Roncea: “Dorel, as I knew him”

Roman Vlad: “Dorel Pascu-Radulescu – a Remarkable Human and Professional Model” 

 

UCMR Hall, 11.00h

Claudia Codreanu (mezzosoprano)

Diana Vodã (piano)

Adrian Rațiu – Hommage a Eric Satie. 3 Songs on poems by Tristan Tzara (1994)

Diana Vodã – Patima on poems by Nina Cassian  (2015)

Dan Constantinescu – Six poemes francais on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and Nicolae Coman

Olguta Lupu – Psalm on poems by Tudor Arghezi (2015)

Didier Schein – Indicateur des chemins de coeur, Demmarage, Regle on poems by Tristan Tzara (2013)

 

UNMB, Mediateque, Projection Hall, 15.00h

Workshop with the composer Yinam Leef (Jerusalem Academy of Music an Dance, Israel)

 

 

Nirvana – Beyond Self

 (4)

UNMB, Opera and Multimedia Studio, 17.00h

Trio Contraste

Ion Bogdan Ștefãnescu (flutes), Doru Roman (percussion),

Sorin Petrescu (keyboards)

Violeta Dinescu: Nosferatu (1922) by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

(Stummfilm with live-music – first movie of the Dracula novel by Bram Stoker)

 

 

Ullyses – Beyond Tradition

(6)

UNMB, ”George Enescu” Hall, 19.00h

AdHOC Ensemble

Raluca Ilovan (flute), Adrian Cioban (oboe), Aurelian Bãcan (clarinet),

Rãzvan Poptean (clarinet), Radu Dunca (violin), Ovidiu Costea (viola),

Vlad Rațiu (cello), Eva Butean (piano), Emil Simion (percussion)

Matei Pop (conductor)

Alexandru Mihalcea: Bolta for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Heinz Holliger: Studie über Mehrklänge for oboe (f.r.p.)

Adrian Pop: Ricorrenze (f.p.)

Tiberiu Herdlicska: Xibalba for flute and piano (f.p.)

Robert Moser: Pierrot soldat / Extended moments I (f.p.)

Aurelian Bãcan: Shaman (f.p.)

Stefan Wirth: Vitruvius Teutsch (f.p.)

Cristian Bence-Muk: Tulburarea apelor (f.p.)

Concert produced within the “Sighisoara Academy” Project, co-financed by a grant from Switzerland.

 

Matrix – Beyond Nature

(5)

UCMR Hall, 21.00h

Irinel Anghel & Friends

Posthumanism (50’)

 

Temporary disturbing artistic event by Irinel Anghel

Retrofuturist performance with 3 perturbing initiations

1st Gate – Little Kingdom of Leftovers with almost no side effects

2nd Gate – The unlived and unremembered life

3rd Gate – Upside down

Performers:

“13″

Irinel Anghel & Friends

Irinel Anghel –  voice, performance; Paul Dunca –  dance, performance; David Szederjessi – percussion; Călin Torsan –  wind instruments; Victor Podeanu – electric guitar; Darie Nemeş-Bota –  wind objects; Alexandru Sima – electronics; Marian Cîtu – electronics; Bogdan Frigioiu – electric guitar; Vasile Gherghel – live video; Sabina Ulubeanu – soundbox, performance; Bogdana Dima –  accordion, performance;

Guest: Daniel Stancu – performance – “Consuming Connections”

 

 Sunday, 29th May

 

Gulliver – Beyond Culture

(5)

UNMB, ”G. Enescu” Hall, 11.00h

Pas Classique Ensemble

Mircea Pãdurariu (conductor)

Cornel Țãranu: Barroccoco

Maia Ciobanu: Diary 2016 (f.p.)

Carmen Cârneci: Secondary Exile

Sorin Lerescu: Sound-Form-Color II (f.p.)

George Balint: Hunab-Ku

 

Gulliver – Beyond Culture

(6)

Romanian Athenaeum, 17.00h

”Madrigal – Marin Constantin” National Chamber Choir

Anna Ungureanu (conductor)

Swedish Traditional Music: Värmlandsvisan

Anders Õhrwall: Polka från Rättwik

Marin Constantin: Heteros

Ola Gjeilo: Unicornis captivatur

Sabina Ulubeanu: In vino veritas

Ola Gjeilo: Northern Lights

Cristian Alexandru Petrescu: Anti-Schisma Laudatio

Henk Badings: Vocalizzo burlesco

Grigore Cudalbu: Quasi Motet

Vytautas Miskinis: Pater noster

Pelle Olofson: Hear My Prayer 

 

Nirvana – Beyond Self

 

                (5)

UNMB, ”G. Enescu” Hall, 19.00h

Profil-Sinfonietta

Petra Panã (flute), Cosmin Sperneac (oboe), Emil Vișenescu (clarinet), Laurențiu Darie (bassoon),

Sorin Lupașcu (French horn), Mihai Toth (trumpet), Florin Pane (trombone), Laurențiu Sima (tuba),

Sorin Rotaru (percussion), Adriana Maier (piano),

Diana Moș (1st violin I), Oana Vișenescu (2nd violin), Marian Movileanu (viola),

Mircea Marian (cello), Dinu Petrache (contrabass)

Tiberiu Soare (conductor)

Chico Mello (Brazilia) – los arvores (f.p.)

Octavian Nemescu – N.w.

Cãlin Ioachimescu – Oratio II for ensemble

Yinam Leef (Israel) – Impro’s Imprint for ensemble (f.p.)

Romanian pianist wins “Contemporary Piano” Award in Madrid

28 years old Romanian pianist Alexandru Belemuski was awarded the “Contemporary Piano” Award in Madrid, at the Annual Gala organized by the Miguel Ángel Colmenero Foundation for promoting young artists. The prize is due to the performance of the Piano Suite by Spanish composer Jesús Aranda, during and winner of the Carmelo Bernaola composition competition.

The “Contemporary Piano” Award was presented to Alexandru Belemuski by Spanish composer Sebastian Mariné, member of an elite jury. All the winners performed in a concert after the Gala. Alexandru Belemuski was invited to perform at the prestigious Auditorio Nacional in Madrid on January 16th 2016.

Alexandru Belemuski was born in Romania, in Giurgiu, în 1988. He has been living in Spain since 2000, having graduated from the Superior Music Conservatory in Aragon.

Adina Dumitrescu

Composer Adina Dumitrescu was born in Bucharest, Romania on 11.07.1964. She has a PhD in Musicology at the National University of Music of Bucharest(2005 – thesis On melodies and melody, supervisor prof. Alexandru Leahu) and a Master’s degree in Composition at the same university (1998 – composition with prof. Dan Dediu and prof. Ștefan Niculescu). She also attended Aurel Stroe’s Summer Composition Courses in 2001, 2000 and 1996. Her diverse activity includes: since 2009 – codirector of Țintea Muzicală International Festival for Classical and Contemporary Music (with composer Dana Cristina Probst); 2006-2007 – researcher at University of Tampere, Department of Music Anthropology; since 2004 – member of the Suomen Säveltäjät ry (Finnish Composers’ Association); since 1998 – member of the Uniunea Compozitorilor și Muzicologilor din România (Romanian Composers’ and Musicologists’ Union); 1994-2003 – Universitatea Națională de Muzică București (National University of Music in Bucharest, UNMB), teaching – Musical Informatics and Romanian Musical Folklore; 1998-2000 – director of OPUS journal  (UNMB).

Adina Dumitrescu was awarded the following prizes and grants:  2016-2020 – 5-vuotinen taitelija-apuraha  (5 year state grant for artists) from Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Arts Promotion Center of Finland); 2014 – finalist of the Ciudad de Orihuela composition contest; 2008-2014 – Grants for composition from Tampereen Kaupunki (City of Tampere), Taiteen keskustoimikunta (Art Council of Finland), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Finnish Cultural Foundation),  Madetoja säätiö (Madetoja Foundation); 2012 – Valtion taitelija-apuraha (one year state grant for artists from the Finnish Performing Music Promotion Center); 2009 – Prize of the London Schubert Players and Constantin Silvestri Foundation at the Invitation to Composers composition contest; 2004 – Prize of the Aleph ensemble at the 3ème Forum Aleph des jeunes compositeurs; 1998 – 3rd Prize of the Romanian Radio Orchestra composition contest.

Her works have been played in various concerts and festivals: Săptămâna Internațională a Muzicii Noi – București (2016, 2004, 2003, 2000); Nordic Music Days (Copenhagen, 2015) ; concert series of  the Orquesta « Ciudad de Orihuela » ( Orihuela, Alicante, Spain 2014) ; concert series Palindromes (Lille, France 2014) ; concert series Homage to Constantin Silvestri (Paris and Bruxelles 2013); concert series Saison Théâtre Dunois Paris, France (2013, 2008, 2005, 2004); Fresh ! (Celebration kantele music concert, Helsinki, Finland, 2012); concert series with TampereRaw ensemble at Willa Mac – Tampere, Finland (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2009, 2006, 2002); Meidän Festivaali (Järvenpää, Finland, 2012); Ketjun rengas (Chain link) – composer portrait concert, Helsinki, Finland (2010); D’aujourd’hui à demain – Cluny, France (2010); festival Musiikin Aika (Time of Music) – Viitasaari, Finland (2010, 2007, 2006, 2001); Festival Punto de Encuentro Asociation de Musica Electroacustica de Espana (2007); Festival Aspekte – Salzburg, Austria (2006); Musiques démesurées (in collaboration with Finnish Institute in Paris)  – Clermont Ferrand, France (2006) ; 3ème Forum Aleph des jeunes compositeurs – Moulin d’Andé (2004), Reims (2004) and Paris (2004) ; Gaudeamus Music Festival – Amsterdam, Netherlands (2004); Hellerau Festival Dresden, Germany (2004). 

Other projects: Romanian music and literature – with Tampereen Suomi-Romania Association; New perspectives of traditional strings (Finland, Romania and Austria 2016/2017) – Austrian, Finnish and Romanian contemporary music for kantele, sheng and zither – organizer and composer; HEL-VIE meno-paluu (Vienna, Austria and Helsinki, Tampere, Finland 2011) – Austrian and Finnish contemporary music for flute and clarinet – organizer and composer; ȚINTEA MUZICALĂ, International Festival for Classical and Contemporary Music – starting in 2009, takes place every year in Băicoi, Ploiești, București – founder, manager and organizer; Invitation to Composers (Paris and London 2010) – with London Schubert Players – composer, conductor and lecturer; Der Klang Brâncuşi – Le son Brâncuşi (Vienna, Austria 2007) – multimedia project, in memoriam Constantin Brâncuşi (1876-1957) – organizer and composer; Klanglandschaft mit Brâncuşi – Hommage à Brâncuşi in Ton und Bild, Vienna, Austria (2007); 2006-2007 – composer in residence and conductor of Tampereen Lyseon Lukio chamber orchestra.

Adina Dumitrescu has written more than 70 works from the following genres: orchestral works, works for soloist and orchestra, vocal-instrumental and intrumental chamber works for small and big ensembles, choral works, works for solo intrument, works with audio and video tape. All the works are built on modal or microtonal systems, usually developed by the composer. Important titles: As they met me op. 63 concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra (2014), Audio messages op. 61  for string orchestra (2014) – awarded by Ciudad de Orihuela, Les chansons d’un assoiffé op.52 for soprano and cello orchestra (2012) (from „Les photos d’Apollinaire“ – series of works), La femme aux cheveux de flammes  op.51 for  accordion duo (2012) (from the “Pas de deux” series of works), Glass and wet rocks op.39 for kantele, wind quintet and percussions (2010), Colloquial Speech op.7 for vocal-instrumental ensemble (clarinet, trumpet, soprano, piano, accordion, percussion, violin and cello) (2003) – awarded by the 3rd Forum Aleph, Păsări şi cruci op.30 for flute and videotape (2007), Pénitence et anthropologie op.28 for saxophones, viola and tape (2007), Les Affirmatives op.39 for 6 female voices, with theatre elements (2010), Dansatorii de Hneen op.1 for soprano, mezzosoprano, violin, percussion and children voices (2000), Juhlitaan! op.23 for Tampereen Lyseon Lukion students’ chamber orchestra (2006), and from the microtonal music series: Ua hoi !  op. 49 for 2 kantele (2011), Acrilic damunt tela  op. 48 for kantele and percussion (2011), Tuned to the real world op. 64 for kantele trio (2014) using the 31-EDO tuning system. Her scores are published at Editura Muzicală (Romania), Modus Musiikki (Finland) and Edition Avantus (Germany). 

Portraits and interviews: Composers speak in Invitation to Composers project book, interview by Anda Ansatasescu, London, August 2010; Nimikkosäveltäjä yhdisti kansanlaulut ja modernin musiikki (Composer in residence brought together traditional and art music) interview by Kati Toivanen, in Aamulehti – Tampere, december 2006; Une conversation ordinaire in Carnet de bord (Logbook) of the 3rd International Forum Aleph, interview by Makis Solomos, Moulin d’Andé, France, july 2004.

CD-s:

  • ADINA DUMITRESCU – CHAMBER MUSIC WORKS FOR KANTELE Inkoon Musiikki IMU CD-152 (2015) - Fresh,  Ua hoi !,  Acrilic damunt tela,  Pas de deux:n keskustelu matkalla kotiin,  2 Songs for Apollinaire: Clotilde and Le pont Mirabeau, Tuned to the real world (5 preludes for kantele trio) /  Eva Alkula, Jenny Vartiainen, Heidi Äijälä, Emili Losier, Mikko Raasakka, Janne Tuomi
  • ELIANGELIS Contemporary Finnish Music for Clarinet  ALBA ABCD 368 (2014) - Necklace for bass clarinet solo / Mikko Raasakka
  • A EUROPEAN ODYSSEY Nimbus Records LC5871 (2012) - J’ai trouvé les histoires / Yuri Zhislin, Alberto Portugheis, London Schubert Players
  • ECHO MEMO Nova Musica NMCD 5122 (2008) - Pénitence et anthropologie / Trio ProMozica
  • Résonances triangulaires Nova Musica NMCD 5121 (2007) - Lundi rue Christine  (from „Les photos d’Apollinaire” series of works) / Trio Alto