Composers

Vlad Maistorovici

One of the most exciting young artists of his generation to emerge from Romania, Vlad Maistorovici is in great demand both as performer and composer. Highlights of 2012 are collaborations with Nigel Kennedy at St Prex Classics, conductor Francois-Xavier Roth at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

This season will see Vlad Maistorovici perform at St Prex Classics with guitarist Johannes Moller in an eclectic programme featuring Paganini’s Sonata Concertata, as well as new works by Moller and Maistorovici. The same festival will feature Maistorovici performing with Nigel Kennedy, with the Mercury Quartet and the Nigel Kennedy Quintet. This season he will perform Pierrot Lunaire with the Mercury Quartet and soprano Linda Hirst at Jardins Musicaux as part of the quartet’s Pierrot Lunaire Anniversary Tour, Meridian Festival in Bucharest and London’s King’s Place as part of the European Union National Institute for Culture Debussy celebrations. Starting September 2012, Maistorovici is taking up the post of Solo Violin of Ensemble Contrechamps, for an initial period of 1 year.

His performances display ’technical assuredness, balanced by interpretative willingness to push boundaries that can, and often does make sparks fly’ (MusicWeb International). Winner of Remember Enescu International Competition, The Tillett Trust and a Finalist of Young Concert Artist Trust, he has performed concerti and recitals that have included appearances at major venues such as London Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, The Sage Gateshead, Salle Flagey Bruxelles, Kulturhaus Helferei Zurich, Merkin Hall New York, as well as various festivals across Europe, with orchestras such as the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, South Bank Sinfonia, Bucharest Radio Orchestra. A committed chamber musician, he has had the privilege of performing from an early age alongside renowned musicians and ensembles, such as Pierre Amoyal, Dora Schwartzberg, Jeremy Menuhin, Ivry Gitlis, Gordan Nikolich.

A versatile performer, he dedicates a lot of time and energy to experimentation and new music. In 2011 he performed Pascal Dusapin’s Violin ConcertoQuad as part of the Festival Archipel Geneva. He is a member of The Mercury Quartet, a dynamic ensemble that focuses on experimental projects. 2011 has seen the launch of Mercury Radar, a seasonal concert series at London’s The Forge, sponsored by PRS, MBF and Vaughan-Williams Trust, which has commissioned so far over 10 works for the quartet. The ensemble also have explored uncharted territories in contemporary classical music improvisation, as can be heard in Mercury Acoustic, an innovative album of live-composed music and DJ remixes, released in 2010 by NonClassical and produced by Gabriel Prokofiev. October 2012 sees the launch of Mercury Cinema, an innovative concept which couples old classics and new cinematic commissions with the sound world of the Mercury Quartet.

This year also sees a number of notable appearences as composer. After a critically acclaimed premiere at the Barbican Hall in London, his work for orchestra Halo, commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Helen Hamlyn Trust, will receive its continental premiere at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, by the Orchestre Mediteranee de Jeunes under the direction of Francois-Xavier Roth, as well as at the Marseille Theatre Sylvain. The Romanian Institute in London have opened this year’s cultural season with a concert entitled Night Music, a multimedia collaboration with artist Cristian Luchian, with a focus on Maistorovici’s chamber works to date. In February 2013 the Paul Constantinescu Philharmonic of his native town of Ploiesti will feature Maistorovici both as violinist and composer, with a selection of his orchestral works. Maistorovici is currently working on his first violin concerto, for the Ukrainean violinist Valery Sokolov.

Maistorovici’s music is characterised by ‘vivid contrasts’ (London Financial Times) ‘clarity of expression’ (Actualitatea Muzicala Bucharest). In 2003, his string quartet Night Music was awarded the George Enescu Composition Prize. Premiered at the George Enescu International Fesival, a string orchestra version was subsequently commissioned by the European Union Chamber Orchestra. He is an allumnus of the Britten-Pears Programme, where, under the mentorship of Oliver Knussen, Colin Matthews and Magnus Lindberg, he composed Ocean Wing for chamber orchestra, which was premiered at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2008. In 2010 Antoine Francoise premiered transScent for solo piano at the Cadogan Hall, which was awarded the Clive Christian ‘Sound of Perfume’ Award. The same year, the London Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned Fanfara, which was performed four times under the direction of David Angus as part of the “Bright Sparks” Education Programme. The same year he composed Microcosm for the LSO Discovery Panufnik Scheme, which was rehearsed and performed publicly by the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Francois Xavier-Roth at LSO St. Luke’s. The success of the work resulted in a commission from the LSO to write Halo for large orchestra, which was premiered by the orchestra at the Barbican Hall in March 2011, in a concert conducted by Sir Colin Davis. The same year, St Prex Classics presented Carte Blanche to Vlad Maistorovici: “Tribute to Freddie Mercury” a cross-over project that features classical redentions of compositions Freddie Mercury intertwined with chamber works by Vlad Maistorovici.

Maistorovici has given violin and composition masterclasses at the Lilla Akademien Stokholm, Dartington International Summer School (on the performance of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire), Bucharest National University of Music (where the Mercury Quartet annually workshop scores by the composition students). Born in Ploiesti, Romania (1985), he is a former pupil of the Carmen Sylva Art School where he studied violin with Adrian Ceapa and Ioana Croitoru, and piano with his mother, Sanda Hîrlav-Maistorovici. At age 16, at the recommendation of Lory Wallfisch, he gained a full scholarship at The Yehudi Menuhin School, where he continued his violin studies with Natalia Boyarskaya. He studied violin with Felix Andrievsky and composition with Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Cole at the Royal College of Music London, and later violin wth Pierre Amoyal on a Soloist Master Degree course at the Conservatoire de Lausanne.

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MUSIC on internet: Halo

Gabriel Almaşi

Born in Arad, in  1977, Gabriel Almaşi graduated the West University of Timisoara,  Faculty of Music,  the Music Pedagogy section (1996-2001) and, extracurricular,  Remus Georgescu’s course in Music Composition. He continued to study composition for four years, at the National University of Music Bucharest, class of Prof. Dan Dediu (2002-2006). He also worked with prodigious musicians, such as Aurel Stroe, Ştefan Niculescu, Doina Rotaru, Michael Obst, Ari Ben-Shabetai, Kevin Ernste (Cornell University, New York), Gregory Mertl (Syracuse University, New York).

He is a founder member of the cultural association „Propuls” and, since 2011, a member of the Union of Composers and Musicologists of Romania.

His compositional creation includes works for solo instruments, music for orchestra and electroacoustic music. He signed the soundtrack for the short movie „The Flight“ by  Raluca Spătaru, music for theatre performances: The Taming of the  Shrew  by William Shakespeare, directed by Laurian Oniga (The Classical Theatre of Arad),  Iaacovi and Leidental by Hanoch Levin (The National Theatre of Timisoara), Iată femeia pe care o iubesc by Camil Petrescu, Cloaca by Maria Goos and Insula by Mihail Sebastian, directed by Mihaelei Lichiardopol.

His compositions were interpreted in USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Hungary, England.

At present, Gabriel Almaşi is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Music in Timişoara.

MUSIC on internet: Sospira

 

 

 

Remus Georgescu

Remus Georgescu was born in Timisoara, in 1932. He accomplished his music  studies at the „Ciprian Porumbescu” Conservatory in Bucharest – Faculty of Composition and Orchestra Conducting and was the disciple of the great masters: Ioan D. Chirescu (Music Theory), Marţian Negrea (Harmony), Nicolae Buicliu (Counterpoint), Teodor Rogalski (Orchestration), Constantin Silvestri (Conducting) and George Georgescu (Orchestra). He also studied in USA (1968 – 1969), where he met and visited the famous Romanian conductor and composer Ionel Perlea.

Remus Georgescu began his activity as a scientific researcher at the Ethnomusicology and Folklore Institute in Bucharest, and then as a conductor at the Music Theatre in Constanta and at the Sibiu, Oradea and Târgu Mureş Philharmonics. He became conductor of the “Banatul” Philharmonic in Timisoara in 1968, while also being, for several years, the artistic manager of the institution.

As a conductor, he had concerts almost all around the world and realized numerous recordings of outstanding virtuosity; as a composer, he distinguished himself through various  vocal-symphonic, symphonic or cameral works. He gave concerts in Austria, England, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, Norway, Poland, Holland, Spain, USA, Singapore, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Venezuela etc., and has always been  both critically acclaimed in the media, and admired by the audience.

His repertoire is extremely rich, including works of most various ages and styles, from the pre-classic period to the latest creations of our century. Worldwide famous soloists performed under his baton: Emil Ghilels, Dimitri Başkirov, Daniil Şafran, Annie Fischer, Igor Oistrah, Viktor Tretiakov, Jean Pierre Rampal, Ivry Gitlis, Lola Bobescu, Dan Grigore, Valentin Gheorghiu, Ion Voicu, Silvia Marcovici. Numerous Romanian composers have dedicated to Remus Georgescu some compositions that later entered the music circuit, in Romania and abroad.

His creations conquered their stable place in the repertoires of many Romanian orchestras, sometimes being included in programs of prestigious European orchestras and America, as well as in the repertoires of renowned interpreters. Along his career, Remus Georgescu received many awards. The Concert for Orchestra, the Symphonic Oratory „Cântare străbunilor” (“Hymn to the Ancestors”) – the Award of the Union of Composers (1976 – 1977), „Exorcisme” (“Exorcisms”) for Flute and Orchestra, the Oratory „Ecouri” (“Echoes”) awarded by the Romanian Academy with the “George Enescu” Prize for Composition (1983), the Oratory „De profundis” (1994) and also various other works, which deserve their fame in the Romanian cultural patrimony. The music critique repeatedly underlined the exceptional value of his compositions. As a conductor, Remus Georgescu realized many recordings for radio, TV and record labels in Romania and worldwide.

Other awards: The Music Critics’ Award, The Award for Opera Omnia. In 2008 he became „Citizen of Honour“ of Timişoara, and in 2012, The Great Award of the Union of Composers and Musicologists of Romania (UCMR) for 2011.

MUSIC on internet: Exorcisms, Autumn Twilight

 

 

 

Irina Hasnaş

Irina Hasnas studied composition in Bucharest at the Academy of Music “Ciprian Porumbescu” (now, the National University of Music in Bucharest) between 1973 -1978 with Aurel Stroe, Stefan Niculescu, Alexandru Pascanu and Nicolae Beloiu – all composers belonging to the generation who elevated the Romanian national musical school to international cultural standards. After graduating, she had the opportunity to continue her studies under the coach of the composer Theodor Grigoriu, under the auspices of the Romanian Union of Composer (1978 – 1980 ).  Her graduating work, the ballet “Metamorphose”, was performed in 1977  in Bucharest, in the Little Palace Hall, by conductor Rasvan Cernat and choreographer Sergiu Anghel. In 2000 she received her doctoral title at the Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, with the dissertation “Fundamental options in the works of Theodor Grigoriu and Pascal Bentoiu. Fifty years of achievements in the Romanian Musical School” . The dissertation was written under the guiding of composer Cornel Taranu, member of the Romanian Academy.

Irina Hasnas has been a music editor at the Romanian National Radio Broadcasting Company since 1987, but she has been collaborating with the Radio since 1984. Some of the Musical Departments in which she worked and that she coordinated (Creation-Recordings, Musical News, International Musical Exchanges and Opera) gave her the opportunity to know the trends of the national and international contemporary musical phenomenon.

In her first works, Irina Hasnas tried to define the concept of infinite melody revealing a harmonic universe as a result of the interfering of the defined tunes. Next,  she focalized her attention on the Romanian melodic ethos. Her main field of research is  chamber music, closer to her artistic sensibility. (source)

 

Adriana Hölszky

Adriana Hölszky (born 30 June 1953) is an Romanian-born German music educator, composer and pianist who has been living in Germany since 1976. Hölszky was born in Bucharest, Romania. In the years 1959-1969 she studied piano with Olga Rosca-Berdan at the music school in Bucharest. In 1972, she began to study composition with Ştefan Niculescu as parallel to piano studies at the Bucharest Music Conservatory. In 1976 she moved with her family to Germany. Here she continued her studies, and in 1977-1980 she studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart with Milko Kelemen, and chamber music with Günter Louegk. During her studies she performed as a pianist of the Trio Lipatti.

In 1977 and 1978, she participated in the International Mozarteum Summer Academy, and in 1978-1984 regularly in the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. In 1980 she received a teaching position at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, and in 1983 a grant from the Arts Foundation of Baden-Württemberg. In 1986 she took first place at the Composers’ Forum of the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. In 1987 she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Lower Saxony. In 1992 she took composition seminars in Tokyo and Kyoto, and at the IRCAM in Paris. Her increasing international popularity was shown by three concerts she performed in Athens, Thessaloniki and Boston in 1993.

Between 1997 and 2000, Hölszky was professor of composition at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre, and since 2000 she has been professor of composition at theMozarteum University of Salzburg. Since 2002 she has been a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.

She was awarded the Prize of the International Chamber Music Competition in Florence (1978), 1st Price of the Valentino Bucchi Composition Competition in Rome (1979), the Prize of the International Chamber Music Competition in Colmar France (1980), Gaudeamus Prize, Bilthoven, Netherlands (1981),  the Max Deutsch Paris Prize, Prize of the City of Stuttgart, Composition Prize of the East German Cultural Foundation (1982), 1st Price EnsembliaComposition Competition, Monchengladbach (1985),  Johann Wenzel Stamitz Prize, Mannheim GEDOK Price (1985), the Prize of the City of Stuttgart (1988), 1st Prize at GEDOK International Composition Competition (1989), Artist Award Heidelberg and Mainz Schneider-Schott Music Prize (1990), Rome Prize of the Villa Massimo (1991), the  Bach Prize of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (2003) (source)

MUSIC on internet: String Quartet on Schubert, part 1, part 2

Dinu Ghezzo

Dinu Ghezzo (1941–2011) received his education in conducting, music education and in composition at the Romanian Conservatory in Bucharest  (1964 & 1966), and subsequently earned a PhD. in composition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973. He concluded a thirty-four years career at NYU, as a professor of music and Director of the Composition Studies. Dr. Ghezzo remained as a Professor Emeritus at NYU, where the Music & Performing Arts Department instituted the Dinu Ghezzo Composition Award. He also taught at Lehman College (CUNY).

Much involved in national and international music projects, he was the founder and president of Musica Nueva Malaga Festival (Spain), ICIA Inc. (International Composers and Interactive Artists),  President of NABLA Ensemble, in Residence at Univ. of Rome II, “Tor Vergata” (Italy), founder and director of the ICIA Inc. (Int’l Composers & Interactive Artists), INMC Inc. (International Music Consortium), the Assisi International Music Days, among others, and is past director of ANMC Inc., Todi International Music Days, Gubbio Festival, Molfetta Festival, CIPAM Festival in Montevarchi (Italy), Constanta International Music Days, The Week of Romanian American Music in Oradea, Romania, etc.

Dinu was a recipient of a honorary doctorate from Ovidius University, Constanta (Romania), and of many awards, prizes, residences, and commissions: Fulbright Senior Scholar (Music & Dance Academy-Jerusalem, 2006), visiting composer at the American Academy in Rome, composer-in-residence at Dresden Festival and guest composer at the Berlin Hochschuel der Kunste (Germany), at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium, at the Hungarian Arts and Letters Academy in Budapest, at the Jerusalem Music Academy (Israel) and at the Music Academy in Krakow (Poland), CAPS Award – New York, George Enescu Awards, ASCAP Awards, NYSCA and NEA Grants, leading international ensembles and soloists, and residencies as guest composer, conductor and performer.

Maestro Ghezzo conducted the NYU Orchestra, the Washington Square Orchestra, the Black Sea Symphony (ac. Constanta Symphony), Oradea Philharmonic, Timisoara Symphony Orchestra, the Bucharest Music Academy Orchestra, etc. He was founder and co-director with Leo Kraft of the New York Repertory Ensemble, and founder and co-director with Jack Kreiselman of the NYU Contemporary Players, appearing at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, at Monday Evening Concerts, Univ. of Illinois,  Univ. of Michigan, SMU, LSU, North Texas State Univ, etc. as well internationally in Europe and Asia.

His music is published by Editions Salabert of Paris, Lantro Music – Belgium, by Musica Scritta, the AIM Press (Italy), TGE (Milan, Rome), the Calabrese Brothers and by Subito/Seesaw Music Corporation, New York. He served on many national and international board of directors and juries such as The Pierre Schaeffer Composition Competition, Georges Enesco Competition, INMC Inc, etc. He had major performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, Zankel Hall at Carnegie, Merkin Hall, Monday Evening Concert in Los Angeles, and many appearances at international festivals and conferences, at the Paris Conservatory & Sorbonne Univesity (France), Sibelius Conservatory (Finland), Amsterdam Conservatory, Univ. of Oldenburg (Germany), Univ. of Montreal, Odessa Conservatory (Ucraine), Univ. of Porto (Portugal), Seoul National Univ., etc.

His compositions are featured on several Orion Master Recording albums, on several Capstone Records, on INNova, Ariel Records, as well as on TGE Switzerland, (Tirreno Gruppo Editoriale), WDR Cologne, Helsinki Radio, Raum Klang (Bayerischer Rundfunk) and Grenadilla label.  Biographical entries in Baker Music Dictionary, the Geschichte und Gegenwart, Who’s Who in Music, J. Machlis Contemporary Composers, etc. (source)

MUSIC on internet: Abyss, Midnight Blues

Nicolae Coman

Nicolae Coman was born in 1936 in Bucharest. He studied music since 1947 with Mihail Jora (music theory, harmony) and the acclaimed Florica Musicescu (piano). He continued his studies at the National University of Music in Bucharest (1953-59) with Mihail Jora and Leon Klepper (composition). He was a researcher at the “Brailoiu” Institute of Ethnomusicology and Folklore in Bucharest (1960-63). Since 1963 he has been teaching at the National University of Music in Bucharest, in the Composition, Musicology and Conducting department. He published various articles in important Romanian art journals, as well as poems, opera librettos and lyrics for vocal, choral and vocal-symphonic works. He was awarded the Prize of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists in 1969. He gave numerous lectures, conferences, he presented educational concerts, he participated in radio and TV broadcasts, he was invited to take part in national juries for music competitions. He wrote vocal, vocal-symphonic, symphonic and chamber music, as well as pop music songs.

 

 

Dora Cojocaru

Dora Cojocaru was born in 1963 in Baia Mare, Romania. After studies in music, philology and history, she graduated in composition, pedagogy and piano at the Music Academy Gh. Dima in Cluj (Romania / acad. prof. dr. Cornel Taranu) and subsequently took a master’s degree in composition at the Music Academy Cologne (Germany / prof. Johannes Fritsch). In 1997 she obtained a Ph.D. in musicology, with a work about Gy. Ligeti, published in 1999. Her second book about Mozart’s “Haydn Quartets” was published in 2000 by the Romanian Mozart Society.

Dora Cojocaru is the recipient of several composition prizes (including the First Prize at the International Mozart Composition Contest in 1997 and the Romanian Composers Union Prize in 1989 and 1999) and grants (Paul Sacher, Socrates, Gaudeamus, D.A.A.D., European Community, Heinrich Böll). Her works are widely performed in Europe (Romania, Hungary, Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Ukraine), Japan, South-Korea and U.S.A.

She was a jury member for different artistic competitions and also collaborated with the “Westdeutscher Rundfunk” in Germany from 1993 to 1995. She thought composition, musical forms, music history and theory at the Music Academy in Cluj and was invited to give courses, workshops and conferences in several European countries.

Since 2002, she lives in Montreal and teaches part-time at McGill University. (source)

MUSIC on internet: Transparencies

Dan Buciu

Composer Dan Buciu studied at the ”Spiru Haret” Highschool in Bucharest (1950-61) and at the National University of Music in Bucharest  (1962-68), with Dan Constantinescu and Tiberiu Olah, among others.  He took post-graduate courses in Electronic Music (with Aurel Stoe) and Musical Informatics (sith Dinu Ciocan) betwwn 1970-75. He went to 3 stages at the Darmstadt Festival of Contemporary music, between 1970-85, thus studying with Stockhausen, Maderna, Ligeti, Kontarsky or Globokar. He has been a Doctor in Musicology since 1992.

Dan Buciu has been teaching at the National University of Music in Bucharest since 1968 (Harmony, Musical Analysis, Musical Stylistic), where he was also Head of Department of Composition, National University of Music (1990-1999) and Rector 2000-2008). He gave master classes and conferencies in U.S. (University of Illinois Urbana Champaigne, New York University), France (Autun), Germany (München, Oldenburg, Hamburg), Austria (Semering), Sweden (Göteborg), Canada (St’John’s), Poland (Wroczlaw), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka) between 1992-2005.

He was awarded 6 prizes of the Union of Romanian Composers (period 1977 – 2000), Special distinction of Madrigal foundation 1997, The National Order of Merit in the grade of Grand Officer (2000). His works are published in Romania (Editura Muzicala) and Canada (Badian Edition).

He wrote symphonic works (“Romanian Suite”, “Divertimento”, “Stones”, Christmas Suite, “Scenes pour orchestre et piano”, “Antinomies”, “Nostalgic Suite”), vocal-symphonic works (Cantata “Earth’s Grass”, “Pax Mundi” ), chamber music (“Inquietudes” two flutes. “Rustic suite” for flute and nai, “Mozaic II” and “Piccolo suita” for solo flute, „Croquis” for instrumental quintette Sonata piano solo, “Lyrica Mundi” – Songs for voice and instruments, “Miniatura” for solo violine, “Skatches for a self-portrait” for instrumental septet), choral music (“Remember Hiroshima” choir, tape music, soloists “Sonet” (Rielke) for flute, orgue and mixed choir (in German) “Rondeau” (Ch.d’Orleans) for flute and mixed choir (in French) Byzantine diptic for mixed choir “Little valse” for female (children) choir and piano “Games for the peace of the Planet” for children choirs). Apart from his musical creation, he publishes books ( ”Elements of Modal writting”, “Tonal Harmony” -vol.I and II) and various articles.

MUSIC on internet: Remember Hiroshima

 

Ana-Maria Avram

Born in 1961 in Bucharest, Romania, Ana-Maria Avram studied composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest (1980-1985) and musical aesthetics at Sorbonne, Paris (DEA in 1992). In 1994 she was awarded the Great Prize of the Romanian Academy. Since 1988 she is a Member of Hyperion Ensemble from Bucharest – group of composers and interpreters representing a new, experimentalist and innovative direction in Romanian music. She realized a lot of European tours, as well as conductor and composer.
Her music incorporates the outward semblences of abstraction of archetypal sound, achieving its full development in the synthesis of electroacoustic and instrumental sources. Her main works are: «Threnia I-II», «Orbit of Eternal Grace», for orchestra and soloists, «Ekagrata», «Swarms», «Seconde Axe», «Ec-Statoc Crickets», for chamber orchestra, «De Sacrae Lamentationem», «In Nomine Lucis», for large orchestra, «Zodiaque I-IV», «Notturno I-II», «Labyrinthe I-III», «Signum Gemini», «Ikarus I-IV», «Traces, Sillons, Sillages», «Doryphories», «New Arcana», «Ascent» – electronic & instrumental music, «Archae», «Metaboles», «Axe», «Quatre études d’ombre», «Ikarus-Kronos Quartet», «Assonant I-III» – instrumental and chamber musics, «Horridas Nostrae Mentis Purga Tenebras», «Novel Archae» – computer assisted music.

Her music is published by Edition Modern (London), Electrecord (Bucharest), Editura Muzicala (Bucharest), Artgallery (Paris), ReR Megacorp (London), Musicworks (Toronto), Bananafish (Los Angeles). Her music was performed in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Stanford, in Vienna (in the Wien Modern Festival in 1992 and 1994) at Paris (several times at «Radio France» and «Theatre de la Ville»), in London (at Royal Festival Hall), Nancy, Allicante, Lisbon, Baden-Baden, Darmstadt, Moscow, Belgrade etc. Ana-Maria Avram’s  music was commissioned by prestigious ensembles such as Kronos Quartet (San Francisco) «20 Jahrhundert» from Vienna, soloists from l’Orchestre National de France, orchestras as Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian National Orchestra, Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, L’Orchestre de Chambre de Roumanie, Radio-France, CCMIX, Ars Nova Ensemble, Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique Bourges.  «On the Abolition of the Soul» – a Radio France commission – was released on a double CD- Radio France, as an anthology of Prix Italia since 1949.

Founder and director, with Iancu Dumitrescu, of the International Fezstival of Electronic andc Computer Music ”Acousmania” Bucharest, – in partnership with Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation, ”Musica Nova” International festival (Ploiesti), Spectrum XXI 5-(Paris), Siberfest 2007 (Sibiu).Founder of the Romanian Community of Electronic and Computer Music (2004). Vice-President of CIME (Intenational Cummunity of Electronic Music – UNESCO). Musicological contributions in ”Musica”- Bucharest, ”Bananafish”- Los Angeles, ”Musicworks” – Toronto, ”Roumanie, Terre du neuvième ciel” – Bucarest, Axis Mundi, 1992. & CREMAC- 2006 – in collaboration with Harry Halbreich. (source)

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