Mariana Ungureanu

(born in the Republic of Moldova, resident in Paris since 2000), composer. She holds Bucarest Music University Composition degree (1998) and Master degrees in composition from Bucarest (1999), Leuven (Belgium) (2001) and Master degree in XXth century musicology at Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (2003). Since 2000, she has been composition, musical theory and analysis teacher at the ‘J-Ph. Rameau’ and ‘F. Chopin’ Conservatories in Paris. In 2000 the European program “Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes” allowed her music to be performed for the first time. The same year the scholarship from Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, in Belgium, offered her the possibility to have contact with new musical styles which were not taught in Eastern Europe. In 2005 the International chamber music “George Enescu” composition prize (a jury leaded by Penderecki) was her first international award. In 2006 and 2007 Acanthes Festival (Metz) premiered her music in France.
There she met Georges Aperghis and started working in musical theatre. A very enriching experience with Marie-Laure Agrapart & Cie Dance Company, as well as the 2009 Matrix Academy of Experimental Studio in Freiburg and the 2010 IRCAM electro-acoustic workshops reinforced her capacitie to work with live-electronics. The 2011 artistic residence at Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Pfalz, Germany, (jury: Peter Eotvos) permetted her to spend time working on a more personal musical style. In 2012, a commission from the French Ministry of Culture for ‘Dorian Gray’ chamber opera was an important support to work in the drama field, which she could continue forthwith with ‘Out of SEA’ chamber opera project for Budapest Music Center.
Selected works: We II, alto, electronics, 2007 ; Plus ombre que l’ombre, musical theater, baryton, 2 actors, clt, perc, vl, pf, on the texts of ‘Cobra’ artists, 2006 ; The “Fibres” tryptic, 2009, 2010, 2011 ; Fragments de José Augustinho Baptista, three songs, mezzo,-soprano, viola, harp, 2011 ; Dramma, for eight interpreters, 2012 ; Ne veli vetry, mezzo-soprano, flute, guitar, cello, percussion, electronics, 2012  ; Le Pas de l’Enfer, 16 interpreters, 2007 ;  Dorian Gray (2013), chamber opera, 10 instruments, 4 singers, electronics on novel by Oscar Wilde, 2013.

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