Carmen Maria Cârneci

Carmen Maria Cârneci was born in Romania. She first studied composition in Bucharest as a student of Dan Constantinescu, and later specialized in Freiburg, Germany, on a three years DAAD scholarship as a student of Klaus Huber.
She attended conducting classes with Constantin Bugeanu and Iosif Conta in Bucharest, with Kurt Masur in Weimar, Pierre Boulez in Avignon and Peter Eötvös in Szombathely. Cârneci won scholarships in Italy, France and England and conducting prizes in Austria and Germany.

As a composer she received important awards in Mannheim, Rome, Köln, Bucharest, Hong Kong, as well as commissions from The City Opera in Bonn and the Ensemble für neue musik Zürich, to name just a few. She was invited both as a conductor and a composer to several festivals of new music such as those at Donaueschingen, Dresden, Heidelberg, Zürich and Saarbrücken, and was artistic director of the International New Music Week in Bucharest in 2005 and 2006. She appeared as a guest conductor in Stuttgart (State Opera, Chamber Theatre), Milan (Piccola Scala) and Paris (Opéra Bastille) a.o. She is presently artistic director and conductor of the devotioModerna ensemble, also manager for the concert department of the National Museum George Enescu in Bucharest.

Among her works, published by Ricordi-München, Furore Edition-Kassel and Editura Muzicala-Bucharest, are The Garden, Das Hohelied,Trojtza, Semanterion-Toaca, O, viridissima, REm – Cello concerto, TraumLieder, OMENS.Herbs,steps, -embER, the two chamber cycles Giacometti-Szenen and OMENS, not to forget the opera Giacometti, premiered by the Neues Theater für Musik in Bonn under the baton of the composer.

SoundCloud account, here.

MUSIC on internet: O, viridissima