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.
Dragoș Călin graduated from the National University of Music Bucharest (Diploma in Piano, 1996; Diploma in Musicology, 1999). Member of the musical association in Vienna, Austria, the Gesellschaft für Musiktheater (since 1999), he received in 2001 the Ph.D. in Music. From 2002 to 2004, Dragoș Călin holds the position of Associate Professor of Piano at the Department of Music, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and became member of Ontario Registering Music Teacher Association (ORMTA). In 2007 he was appointed as Vice-Director of The Teacher Training Department from The National University of Music from Bucharest and from 2013 he is the Director of the same department. From 2011 to 2012 Dragoș Călin obtained a Postdoctoral scholarship at the Musical Institute for Doctoral Advanced Studies (MIDAS) – Bucharest.
John Gritten is the author of A Musician Before His Time: Constantin Silvestri, conductor, composer, pianist, with a Foreword by Lord Yehudi Menuhin (First published in 1998 by Kitzinger for Warwick Editions); Full Circle, memoirs of over six wartime years in the Royal Navy; and Howard and Son, a biography of a Member of Parliament. As a journalist he worked for thirty years on national daily newspapers; ten years as managing editor of London-based African news magazines; during the war was a Royal Navy Official Naval Reporter (including coverage of a Normandy beach landing on June 6, 1944); and, post-war, three years in the press relations department of Professor Joliot Curie’s World Council of Peace. He has made many visits to Romania and lives in London with his pianist wife, Anda Anastasescu.
Olguța Lupu studied piano, then graduated in composition with Tiberiu Olah at the Bucharest Conservatory. She holds a PhD in musicology and her favourite subject is 20th century music, with a focus on Romanian composers. Her work has been included in various national and international conferences and symposia, she has participated in radio broadcasts and has published over 50 studies. She has written books in the field of musicology and music theory and coordinated, as editor, several volumes dedicated to important personalities of Romanian music. In 2016 and 2018 she was awarded the prizes of the Romanian Society of Composers and Musicologists and Muzica magazine, respectively. Currently, she teaches music theory and score reading, and is the Dean of the Faculty of Composition, Musicology and Music Education at the National University of Music Bucharest.
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