The mica-music database contains comprehensive entries on contemporary Austrian composers, performers, bands and ensembles. The main focus currently lies on the genres contemporary music and jazz.
An extensive presentation of performers from other genres can be found in the SR-Archive for Austrian pop music: www.sra.at
Full discographies by Austrian performers are listed under: www.discogs.com
The English version of the composer-database was co-funded by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation and by the AKM.
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Born to a musical family in 1971 in Bucharest. First piano lessons with my mother, then continued in the "George Enescu" secondary school of music. Since 1980, I performed as a soloist in recitals and orchestral concerts (e.g. in 1985 with the Brasov Philharmonics, where I played Beethoven's 1st concert) and also in chamber music concerts, where I often played my own pieces. From 2000-2002 member of the trio "Armonia". After high school, various studies at the Bucharest University of Music (composition and organ), such as studies in composition with Dan Dediu and Aurel Stroe. Working since 2007 on my dissertation in Vienna (University of Music), which has the following title: of "Inkommensurabilität in Aurel Stroes Musik am Beispiel seiner Opern-Trilogie Oresteïa". Stroe's inclusion of science into music has encouraged me to not only restrict myself to music. I have always been accompanied by a strong interest for music theory.
After finishing my studies in Bucharest, I worked as an assistant at the Conservatory in Braşov (Kronstadt) in the field of analysis (1997-2002). In 2002, Aurel Stroe received the "Herder"-award and recommended me for the "Herder"-scholarship. This allowed me to come to Vienna, where I visited Dieter Kaufmann's seminars at the University of Music and Performing Arts. After a year Dieter Kaufmann asked me to pursue further studies in electroacoustic composition and to continue studying music theory with Dieter Torkewitz. I acquired two Master's degrees (2006 and 2007). Dieter Torkewitz is still my dissertation's supervisor. From 2004-2006 I also received the "Thyll-Dürr"-scholarship, for which I have composed several pieces that premiered at the Albertina and St. Augustine's Church. Furthermore, the "Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll-Dürr Foundation" has enabled me to stay as an artist in residence in 2007 at the Villa "Zia Lina" on Elba (Italy). There I became very fond of having discussions with people who were active in other areas (literature, painting and paleontology) than music.
My work includes orchestral, chamber music, choral peices, solo pieces for instruments, songs, electronic and multi-media pieces, which have been performed in Romania (at various festivals), in Austria (Vienna - Alte Schmiede, University of Music, WUK, Graz, Reutte Außerfern) and in the USA (New York). Apart from the above mentioned performances, I have won various composition awards and have had radio shows and radio interviews. Most of the CDs containing my pieces have been produced in Vienna (e.g. the organ piece "Capriccio", my symphonical work "Opus Opus", the electronic piece "Landschaften", the piano piece "Klänge", the sextet "Transparenz" or the Marimba-piece "Die Zeit und die Ewigkeit").