Liviu Dănceanu

Liviu Danceanu was born in 1954 in Roman, Romania, Graduate of National University of Music in Bucharest (1980), chair composition, under Stefan Niculescu. Further studies at the above mentioned University (1980-1981). He attended the courses of the International Seminar on composition in Kasimiersz-Dolni (1984), where he studied with Iannis Xenakis. He made documentation journeys to Paris, London, Prague, Tallin, Warsaw, Moscow. Founder and artistic director of ARCHEUS Ensemble, with which he has participated in important international musical reunions. He conducted more than 500 concerts in Romania, Moldavia, Italy, Spain, Germany, England, Ireland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, U.S.A, Korea, Finland, France, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Albania, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Bulgaria, Serbia. Artistic Director of the Contemporary Music Days in Bacau (since 1992), and The New Music Week in Bucharest (1992-1996 and 2001-2002). President of ISCM Romanian Department (1991-1994). He teaches history of music and composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest. He gave lectures at Hochschule fur Musik in Munchen and Detmold abteilung Munster, the Experimental Music Centre of University of Music in Carbondale, Conservatoires of Dijon, Alcoi, Lyon, Centre for Contemporary Music “Pomerigi di Musica Nuova” Torino, Union of Composers in Moscow. He has made numerous Radio and Television programmes, both in Romania and abroad, and has won many awards such as the “Studium de Toulouse Prize” (1986), the ATM Prize (1987), the UCMR Prize (1988, 1990, 1994, 2000, 2004, 2006), Romanian Academy Prize ( 1988), ACIN Prize (music for film, 1988), SOROS Prize (1997) etc. His works have been recorded (LP, CD, Audio Cassettes) in Romania, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, U.S.A, Germany. He has published studies , essays, articles, musical chronicles, interviews, in various Rumanian and foreign magazines. Works have been commissioned to him by festivals, associations and performers like: Antidogma Musica (Torino), Musica Nova (Alicante), ENSEMS (Valencia), Ofician Musical (Porto), Trieste Prima, Musique en Scene (Lyon), Composers Concordance (New York), DePaul University (Chicago), Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Concorde (Dublin). Doctor in Musicology at University of Music in Bucharest.

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