Dana Cristina Probst

(born in 1961, in Bucharest, resident in Vienna) composer and a piano and music pedagogue. She studied composition with Anatol Vieru in Bucharest (1980-1984) and with Michael Jarrell in Vienna (1994-1995). Between 1984 and 1990 she taught piano at the Ploiesti  Music school and later became university assistant in ethnomusicology at the University of Music in Bucharest (1990-1996). She has taught piano and music theory in Vienna since 1997. Her works are performed and broadcast regularly in Romania, Austria and Germany. Often described as intense and powerful and taking neo-modalism as its starting point, her music is characterized by linearity as well as its own harmonic language. Layers of various tempos, heterophony and non-tempered scales are continually present in her works.
Selected works: Lumina lina, fl, clt, vcl, 1989; Contraste Concerto, sax, pf, perc, chamber, orch, 1999; Ruf-Chemare, trio, natural cor, pf, vl, 2006.
Performances (selected): Praeludium, pf, horn in F and string orch (première: Vienna, 2002), et une flute for solo fl (premiere Vienna, 2007).
Awards: öad Scholarship (Vienna, 1993/94)

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