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