About the Authors

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.

Alexandra Militaru (b. 1984) has studied piano at the Carmen Sylva Highschool in Ploiești. In 2003, she became a student in the piano department of the National University of Music Bucharest, working with Suzana Szörenyi, Raluca Voicu-Arnăuțoiu, Vlad Dimulescu and Șerban Dimitrie Soreanu. After graduating in 2007, with a Bachelor in Piano Performance, she was accepted at the Rennes 2 University (Université Rennes 2 – France), in the musicology department (in 2009), where she is currently pursuing her Doctoral Studies under the supervision of composer, conductor and musicologist Patrick Otto. She has collaborated in several occasions with the Ploiesti Philharmonic orchestra as a soloist. In November 2007 she won, as an accompanist, the “Lisette Georgescu” prize in the Mihail Jora National Contest (Bucharest). Alexandra Militaru has continued her activity as an accompanist in France, in chamber and contemporary music ensembles, especially with the Sonopsie Association. In June 2013, her article on French composer Thierry Machuel has been published in the national French review L’éducation musicale, the 2014 Baccalaureate Edition (Beauchesne Publishing House). In October 2013, Alexandra Militaru gave a lecture at Maison Internationale de Rennes, presenting the Romanian composer George Enescu.

Diana Moș teaches Chamber Music at the National University of Music Bucharest. She graduated from the same institution, studying violin (under Professor Daniel Podlovschi). The theme of her PhD thesis, realized under the guidance of Professor Nicolae Brânduș, was reiterated in the book edited in 2008 – Introduction to the Hermeneutics of Musical Discourse. The artistic activity of Diana Moș comprises numerous solo and chamber concerts, in the country as well as abroad. She participated in international festivals, such as: “George Enescu” Festival in Bucharest, ”World Music Days” Festival at ISCM 1999, The International Week of New Music, Warsaw Autumn, Rumänische Kulturtage Berlin, Culturescapes Rumänien Switzerland etc. She is a member of the “Profil” ensemble that performed numerous first auditions of Romanian and international contemporary music. She realized a representative series of CDs, recordings and radio and TV broadcasts and was actively involved in the Romanian musical scene, promoting Romanian repertoire.

Anna – Maria Rentzeperi – Tsonou was born in Thessaloniki. She studied at the Department of Musical Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (B.A. with honours, 1993), and also at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki: harmony (Harmony degree, 1989) and classical singing (Diploma Summa cum Laude, 1991). ERASMUS Scholarship at the Musicology Department of Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (1991-1992). Doctor of Historical Musicology (Ph.D., 2002) at the Department of Musical Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
She participated in various singing seminars, gave performances several times as a soloist and as a conductor of children’s choirs and made recordings for the Greek Radio and Television. She authored 25 scientific papers in the field of historical musicology, and wrote papers for the concert programs of the Megaron Organization of Music in Thessaloniki. Today she is lecturer at the Department of Musical Science and Art of the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is a founding member of the Hellenic Union for Musical Education (E.E.M.E.)

Alice Tacu studied piano (1994-2009), musicology (2006-2016) and earned her PhD in 2016 at the National University of Music Bucharest. While her bachelor and master degrees encompass mostly topics within the 20th century music and aesthetics, her PhD thesis – Despre criză în muzica de azi. Muzica în era barbarului [Crisis in Today’s Music. Music in the Era of the Barbarian] – focuses on the history of crisis in music, particularly in the last hundred years, as well as on the shift of mental paradigm in the last two decades regarding how we perceive, learn and live with music. Her studies were published in Musicology Today, Grove Music Online (Oxford University Press), Muzica Magazine etc. Alice is a member of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists (since 2019) and the Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband (since 2020). She taught at the National University of Music Bucharest, collaborated with Musikproduktion Höflich München and now teaches piano in Munich.

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