Dan Dediu – Chairman of the Jury
Dan Dediu (*1967) studied composition in Bucharest with Stefan Niculescu and Dan Constantinescu, and in Vienna with Francis Burt. His output includes more than 180 works covering almost all musical genres: 5 symphonies and 20 other pieces for orchestra, 11 concertos (saxophone, violin, violin, piano, cello, trombone, guitar, double concerto for violin, cello, triple concerto for flute, clarinet, cello, triple concerto for violin, cello, piano), 7 string quartets, chamber music in various ensembles, piano music, choirs, five operas (Post-fiction, Münchhausen, Eva!, A Lost Letter, The Carnival) and a ConcertOpera (Wagner Under).
He is the recipient of several national and international composition prizes and has coordinated as artistic director the International New Music Week festival (in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2016-2022). Dan Dediu is professor of composition, artistic director of the Profil ensemble, and was rector of the National University of Music in Bucharest from 2008-2016.
He also holds honorary doctorates from the University of Arts “George Enescu” in Iasi, the University of Craiova and the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chisinau. In June 2022 he was elected President of the Romanian Composers and Musicologists Union.