Gabriel Malancioiu - classical contemporary composer

In 2001 Gabriel Mălăncioiu began the study of composition under the direction of Remus Georgescu, and in 2005 he began to attend the MA in composition under the direction of Cornel Tăranu. In 2011 he completed his PhD in composition with the thesis "Aspects of the sacred / profane relation in my own music" under the direction of Adrian Pop. His works have been performed in concerts in Romania and also in USA, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Hungary by Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble Aventure, Hand Werk, L’Arsenale, THReNSeMBle, Trio Contraste, Florian Mueller (Klangforum Wien), Bjorn Wilker (Klangforum Wien), Bruce Curlette, Paolo Oreni, Gianluca Ruggeri, Luca Piovesan and conductors such as Nigel Osborne, Michael Wendeberg, Eduardo Narbona, Remus Georgescu amongst others. He is member of SACEM and of UCMR. Gabriel Mălăncioiu is currently teaching Musical Analysis at the West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Music.

The underlining factor behind every work that Gabriel Malancioiu has written in the last few years is the quest of rediscovering the secret power that music has, its capacity to influence the human consciousness Therefore, many of his works are influenced by texts belonging to ancient or modern mystics, ranging from Lao Tzu and Heraclit to Osho, Eckhart Tolle, Mooji or Gangaji. Lately, the sacred/profane relation has intrigued his musical thinking, and the complementary of the polar opposites has become the main idea in many of his works, irrespective of the aesthetical orientation, be it avantgardistic or traditional, regardless of the medium used, be it live-electronics or the ancient duduk…



Hommage a George Enescu
Hommage a George Enescu for solo violin Cristina Constantin - violin
Traulos for oboe, bass clarinet and bassoon Aventure Ensemble
Yirdaki for solo trombone Leonard Neamt Ghilovan - trombone
Sanran for clarinet and violin Istvan Szigeti - clarinet, Cristina Constantin - violin