Serban Marcu was born in Braşov, in 1977, and attended the local Art School. Becomes in 1996 student at the Music Academy “Gh. Dima” in Cluj-Napoca, at Cornel Ţăranu’s Composition Class. He graduated in 2001 and remained a teacher in the above-mentioned institution, teaching Harmony. He presented publically his PhD thesis entitled Aspects of contemporary writing in vocal-instrumental own works in 2006 and is conferred the prestigious title. He participated in several summer courses (in Cesky Krumlov – Czech Republic and Breaza – Romania). His work includes songs (Five art-songs for mezzo-soprano and piano on verses by Lucian Blaga), chamber works (Echoes for solo clarinet), choral works (Cherubic Hymn, Mournings), an oratorio (Youth Without Old Age and Life Without Death), a chamber opera (The Lesson), two ballets (Arachne and orfeuridice) and Acteon, poem for chamber orchestra.
His works have been presented in Cluj and other cities (Brasov, Bistriţa) and in some Romanian major festivals (Cluj Musical Autumn, Contemporary Music Week – Bucharest).
MUSIC on internet: Solo Clarinet Studies