Masterclass di DIANA ROTARU

Masterclass in Composizione di DIANA ROTARU

Compositrice - Docente Assistente presso l’Università Nazionale di Musica - Bucarest
Coordinatrice del Romanian Music Information Center (CIMRO)
Direttrice artistica del SonoMania New Music Ensemble

24-26 settembre 2018
Salone del Conservatorio di Musica “Nino Rota” - MONOPOLI

Lunedì 24 settembre: ore 15-20  (dalle 15 alle 17 conferenza sulla musica di Diana Rotaru; dalle 17 alle 20 lezioni individuali con gli studenti)
Martedì 25 settembre: ore 10-13, 15-20 (dalle 10 alle 13 conferenza sulla musica contemporanea in Romania; dalle 15 alle 20 lezioni individuali con gli studenti)
Mercoledì 26 settembre: ore 10-13, 15-18 (lezioni individuali con gli studenti).





One of the most visible young Romanian composers, Diana Rotaru (b. 1981, Bucharest) has written from chamber and orchestral music to chamber opera, multimedia or dance shows and short film soundtracks. Her music explores different expressive directions, such as hypnagogia or pre-oneiric aesthetics, feminine psyche or imaginary folklore.

She has also been active as a promoter of new music in Romania, being the artistic director of SonoMania new music ensemble (since 2012), co-artistic director of InnerSound International New Arts Festival (2012-2015) and the main coordinator of the Romanian Music Information Center (CIMRO).

She is currently teaching composition and music analysis at the National University of Music in Bucharest, where she studied with Ştefan Niculescu and Dan Dediu (2000-2005) and she has a PhD in Composition (with the dissertation The Recent Trance and the Principle of Repetition in New Music, 2012). She also studied with Frédéric Durieux at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (2005-2006). She participated at different summer composition courses such as Acanthes (Metz, 2008), Voix Nouvelles-Royaumont (2002 and 2006), or the International Bartok Seminary (Szombathely, 2003), thus working with Jonathan Harvey, Savatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough or Michael Jarrell, among others.

She was a resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (Autumn 2007), on a George Enescu grant from the Romanian Cultural Institute. In April 2011 she was an artist-in-residence at Villa Sträuli, Winterthur (Switzerland), at the invitation of Ensemble TaG, who performed her music in two concerts during that period (Verborgen in einer Muschel/ Hidden Inside a Shell - Theater am Gleis and Meet the Artist: Diana Rotaru -Villa Sträuli). In April-June 2015 she was Artist-in-Residencein Vienna, with a grant offered by the Austrian Federal Chancellery & KulturKontakt Vienna.

She has won numerous prizes, among which the Romanian Academy’s George Enescu Award (2010), the ISCM-IAMIC Young Composer Award (World Music Days, Vilnius, 2008), the Irino Prize (Japan, 2004) or the George Enescu Prize ex-aequo (Romania, 2003 and 2005). Her works have been commissioned by Ensemble XXI (Dijon), Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Pärlor för svin, Ernst von Siemens Foundation, Takefu International Music Festival, etc.

In September 2018 she was invited to be an assistant professor to Toshio Hosokawa at the Takefu International Music Festival in Japan.

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