Alice Tacu studied piano (1994-2009), musicology (2006-2016) and earned her PhD in 2016 at the National University of Music Bucharest. While her bachelor and master degrees encompass mostly topics within the 20th century music and aesthetics, her PhD thesis – Despre criză în muzica de azi. Muzica în era barbarului [Crisis in Today’s Music. Music in the Era of the Barbarian] – focuses on the history of crisis in music, particularly in the last hundred years, as well as on the shift of mental paradigm in the last two decades regarding how we perceive, learn and live with music. Her studies were published in Musicology Today, Grove Music Online (Oxford University Press), Muzica Magazine etc. Alice is a member of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists (since 2019) and the Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband (since 2020). She taught at the National University of Music Bucharest, collaborated with Musikproduktion Höflich München and now teaches piano in Munich.
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