Liana Alexandra

Romanian composer Liana Alexandra (1947-2011) studied from 1965 to 1971 at the University of Music Ciprian Porumbescu, Bucharest. She received the “George Enescu” scholarship and took composition courses in 1974, 1978, 1980 and 1984 in Darmstadt, West Germany. In 1983 she received a USIA stipend to study in the USA and received a Ph.D. in Musicology. In 1978 Liana Alexandra married the Romanian musician and composer Serban Nichifor.

Liana Alexandra has received the Prize of the Romanian Composers and Musicologists Union on five occasions in 1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1984. In 1979, she received the first prize in Dresden at the “Carl Maria von Weber Competition.” She won the “Gaudeamus” Foundation prize in 1979 and 1980, and in 1980, she also won the prize of the Romanian Academy.

Liana Alexandra took a position as professor at the National University of Music of Bucharest, teaching composition, orchestration and musical analysis. She performed as a member of Duo Intermedia and was co-director of the Nuova Musica Consonante-Living Music Foundation Festival with Serban Nichifor.

Her Affiliations included: Member of the Union of Romanian Composers; Member of the International Society “Frau und Musik”, Germany; Member of GEMA, Germany; First Vice-President of the Cultural Association Romania-Israel (ACPRI); Member in GOOD STANDING of the Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, USA; Member of the Professional Women’s Advisory Board, USA; Member of the European Conference for Promoters of New Music (see Nuova Musica Consonante); Member of Living Music Foundation Inc., USA; Member of the Research Council of the International Biographical Center, England.

Liana Alexana composed several works (more than one hundred ),7 symphonies, 7 concertos for different instruments and orchestra, 3 operas, 4 cantatas, 1 oratorio, chamber music,choral music,music for children. Her compositions were published at :Editura Muzicala (Bucharest),Edition Modern (München),Edition Furore (Kassel), Score-on-Line (SUA). Its were played in Romania, USA, Germany, Holland, France, Israel, Belgium, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Australia, Spain, England, and so on. She is also the author of the books: Musical creation – an ineffable measure between the fantasy and the arithmetical and geometrical rigour and Technics of Orchestrations. Liana Alexandra’s compositions have been recorded and issued on CD, including: Contemporary Music IV – Audio CD (Feb. 22, 2005) by Paul Constantinescu, 60×60 (2006-2007) by Vox Novus, and 60×60 (2004-2005), an album nominated for Just Plain Folks Award in 2009.

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