Nicolae Coman

Nicolae Coman was born in 1936 in Bucharest. He studied music since 1947 with Mihail Jora (music theory, harmony) and the acclaimed Florica Musicescu (piano). He continued his studies at the National University of Music in Bucharest (1953-59) with Mihail Jora and Leon Klepper (composition). He was a researcher at the “Brailoiu” Institute of Ethnomusicology and Folklore in Bucharest (1960-63). Since 1963 he has been teaching at the National University of Music in Bucharest, in the Composition, Musicology and Conducting department. He published various articles in important Romanian art journals, as well as poems, opera librettos and lyrics for vocal, choral and vocal-symphonic works. He was awarded the Prize of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists in 1969. He gave numerous lectures, conferences, he presented educational concerts, he participated in radio and TV broadcasts, he was invited to take part in national juries for music competitions. He wrote vocal, vocal-symphonic, symphonic and chamber music, as well as pop music songs.