Romanian / Canadian composer of instrumental, orchestral, chamber, vocal, choral, film, and electroacoustic works, Tudor Feraru is currently Associate Professor at the Cluj-Napoca Academy of Music. Tudor Feraru studied composition with Cornel Ţăranu and orchestral conducting with Petre Sbârcea at the “Gh. Dima” Academy of Music. He also studied with Omar Daniel at Western University in Canada, where he earned a Master of Music degree in composition. Later on, he pursued Doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, under the supervision of Stephen Chatman. He also completed Post-Doctoral research at the National University of Music in Bucharest.
Tudor Feraru has held teaching assistantships within the composition departments at Western and UBC. He has also instructed and conducted the contemporary music ensembles at these universities. Among his honours are scholarships from the “Sigismund Toduţă” Foundation in Cluj, grants to attend composition masterclasses in Europe, International Graduate Scholarships from the two Canadian universities, as well as several Prizes in national composition competitions in Romania.
Numerous of his original compositions have been performed, recorded and broadcast in Europe and North America. As a pianist, Tudor Feraru has performed in Romania and Canada, and has often played his own music. He has also occasionally served as an orchestral conductor.
Works by Tudor Feraru have been published by various editions, such as “Müller und Schade” in Bern – Switzerland, “VDM Verlag” in Saarbrücken – Germany, “Muşatinii” in Suceava – Romania, and “MediaMusica” in Cluj-Napoca. Among his most notable compositions are the “Piano Concerto”, the choreographic poem “The Lyre of Orpheus”, and a chamber opera entitled “The Piano Teacher”, which earned him the Prize of the Romanian Society of Composers and Musicologists in 2015.
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