Liviu Dănceanu

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Liviu Dănceanu studied composition by Ştefan Niculescu in the National University of Music Bucharest, where he teaches now history of music, musical composition and musical aesthetics, being the head of the musicology department. He attended courses of the International Seminar on musical composition in 1994 in Kazimiersz-Dolny (Polland), where he studied with Iannis Xenakis. Dănceanu is founder and artistic director of the Archaeus Ensemble (since 1985), with which he has participated in important international musical festivals. He was involved in several managerial projects, being artistic director of the Contemporary Music Days festival in Bacău (since 1990), New Music Week festival in Bucharest (1991 – 1996 and 2002) and Archaeus festival in Bucharest (since 1998). President of  ISCM-Romanian Section (1991 – 1994). He has many awards such as: the „Studium de Toulouse” Prize (1986), the „ATM” Prize (1987), the „UCMR” Prize (1988, 1990, 1994, 2001, 2004), the Romanian Academy Prize (1989), „ACIN” Prize in music (1988), the „Antidogma Musica” Honourable Mention (1994), the „Actualitatea muzicală” Review Prize (1996), the „SOROS” Prize (1997). Works have been commissioned to him by festivals, musical associations or orchestras like: „Antidogma Musica” (Torino), „ENSEMS” (Valencia), „Alpi Marittime” (Imperia), „GRAME” (Lyon), „Cleveland Chamber Symphony” (Cleveland), „University of Wisconsin” (Milwaukee).

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