Nicolae Coman was born in 1936 in Bucharest. He studied music since 1947 with Mihail Jora (music theory, harmony) and Florica Musicescu (piano) and continued at the National University of Music in Bucharest (1953-59) with Mihail Jora and Leon Klepper (composition). He was a researcher at the Brailoiu Institute of Ethnomusicology and Folklore in Bucharest (1960-63). Since 1963 he has been teaching harmony and composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest. He published various articles in important Romanian art journals, as well as poems, opera librettos and lyrics for vocal, choral and vocal-symphonic works. He was awarded the Prize of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists in 1969. He gave numerous lectures, conferences, he participated in radio and TV broadcasts. He wrote vocal, vocal-symphonic, symphonic and chamber music, as well as pop music songs.
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