Dumitru Capoianu (1929 – 2012) studied at the National University of Music in Bucharest (1941-1947, 1947-1953), with Victor Gheorghiu (music theory), Mihail Jora (harmony), Martian Negrea (polyphony), Mihai Andricu (composition) and George Enacovici (violin).
He was a violonist in the National Theater Orchestra in Bucharest (1945-1947). He worked as music producer at the “Romfilm” (1950-1951) and “Alexandru Sahia” Film Studios (1951-1952) in Bucharest; sound engineer and music supervisor at the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company (1952-1954); director of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic in Bucharest (1969-1973). He conducted various orchestras in Bucharest and other Romanian cities (playing especially his own works). He published articles in different Romanian art journals. He traveled abroad, studying, doing musical research, giving lectures and educational concerts, being invited in radio and TV shows.
He was awarded the 2nd Prize at the International Youth Festival in Moscow (1957), Palmes d’Or in Cannes (1957), The Romanian State Prize (1962), The Order of Cultural Merit, 5th class (1968) and 3rd class (1973), the Prize of the Union of Composers and Musicologists in Romania (1970, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983), the Romanian Academy Prize (1977).
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