About the Authors

Lavinia Coman is a retired Professor from the National University of Music Bucharest. She studied piano with Silvia Șerbescu (1959-1964) at the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatoire in Bucharest, where she became, after graduating, Assistant Accompanist in the Lied Department (1964-1972). Subsequently she worked as Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor in the Piano Department. She gave more than 400 concerts and recitals of lieder and chamber music, many of them broadcast on TV and radio and she recorded a number of LPs and CDs. Lavinia Coman was member of the jury in various piano competitions and gave master classes in Weimar, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome etc. She wrote several books as well as more than 200 articles, reviews, studies for academic conferences, specializing in piano history, didactics and performance. She was awarded the Prize of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists for Didactic Works (2007) and Historiography (2014).

Antigona Rădulescu, musicologist and PhD in music since 2002, is professor at the National University of Music Bucharest, teaching courses on polyphony, semiotics and musical narratology. Since 1991, she is a member of the Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists (secretary of the Musicology section between 2010-2014). Her musicological activity includes published books: Perspective semiotice în muzică [Semiotic Perspectives in Music] (2003), Johann Sebastian Bach (2010), Introducere în semiotica muzicală [Introduction to Musical Semiotics] (2013) – book for which she received the Romanian Academy Award in 2015, Odiseea muzicală / Musical Odyssey 1864-2014 (2014); main collaborator of the volume by Valentina Sandu-Dediu Muzica românească între 1944-2000 (2002), translated into German (Rumänische Musik nach 1944, 2006); coordinator and co-author of the collective volume Estetica. Un alt fel de manual [Aesthetics. Another kind of textbook] (2007); author of studies on various themes, from semiotics to modern and contemporary creation, published in academic journals; coordinator of the National University of Music Bucharest journal Acord.

Valentina Sandu-Dediu studied musicology at the National University of Music, Bucharest, graduating in 1990. She has taught musicology and stylistics at the university since 1993. She has written over 30 studies, 300 articles, and 10 books, including Rumänische Musik nach 1944 (2006); Alegeri, atitudini, afecte: Despre stil și retorică în muzică [Choices, Attitudes, Affects: Style and Rhetoric in Music] (2010); and În căutarea consonanțelor [Searching for Consonances] (2017). She has authored series of programmes for Radio Romania, and plays the piano in chamber music recitals (CDs released in Romania with Aurelian Octav Popa, in Germany (Neos) with Dan Dediu, and in Boston (Albany) with Ray Jackendoff).
Valentina Sandu-Dediu has been a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and has been rector of New Europe College, Bucharest, since 2014. She is the recipient of the Peregrinus-Stiftung Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Akademie der Wissenschaften (2008). In 2010, she founded Musicology Today, the journal of the National University of Music Bucharest.

Ioana Raluca Voicu-Arnăuțoiu graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest (violin class) and holds a doctorate with a thesis on The Violin Sonata from Debussy to Enescu. She taught chamber music at the same university until 2015 and between 1982 and 2000 she was a member of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra. She is author of various articles and a book about Béla Bartók’s violin and piano sonatas (Ars Docendi Publishing House of the Bucharest University, 2012). She has also researched and written about Romania’s recent history including articles about composers marginalized for ideological reasons (George Enescu, Mihail Jora, Paul Constantinescu, Alfred Alessandrescu, George Georgescu, Mîndru Katz), and books about two prominent musicians who were tailed while in exile, Sergiu Celibidache and Constantin Silvestri (Ars Docendi Publishing House of the Bucharest University, in 2012 and 2013). She also created the website www.muzicieni-in-arhive.ro.

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