Composer and pianist Mihai Maniceanu was born in 1976 in Bucharest. He studied piano (1995–2000), composition (2000–2005) and the master courses (2005-2006) of both specializations within UNMB. Afterwards he graduated the doctorate studies within the same university (2011). He received an Erasmus scholarship at the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig, (2003-2004). UNMB scholarships at Muzikfest Festival, Hamburg (2001), Junger Künstler Festival–Filmmusik, Bayreuth (2002) and ISA 20. Internationale Sommerakademie, Murzzüschlag (2001). Nominated for Prometheus Opera Prima Prize (2009). Awards: First Prize at Icon Arts competition (2003), Romanian Academy Prize (for Sus) (2011) and UCMR Prize for Symphonic Work (for Sempre risoluto) (2011). His compositions have been played by George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, National Radio Orchestra, F.M. Bartholdy University Orchestra, Profil, Propuls, opus.art, devotioModerna, Swinepearl and Traiect ensembles, Accoustic and I.C. Danielescu choirs.