Dan Dediu (b. 1967) graduated composition at the Music University in Bucharest (1989) and attended post-graduate courses at HMdK in Vienna (1990/91). Among his teachers one could name the composers Ștefan Niculescu, Dan Constantinescu and Francis Burt. In 1995, he earned his PhD in Music with a thesis about Phenomenology of Composition. Dediu has served as artistic director of the International Week of New Music Festival in Bucharest. In 2003 is appointed professor for composition at the National University of Music Bucharest. Between 2008-2016 he chaired the same institution as elected rector. His over 170 compositions are worldwide performed and cover all the genres. Much of his music was produced on CDs by Albany Records, Cavalli, NEOS, NM Extra, Move Records and Casa Radio. He received prizes and awards for composition in Romania and abroad. Also, he is the recipient of two honorary doctorates in Romania, at University of Arts Iași and University of Craiova.
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