Doina Rotaru

Doina ROTARU

- composer -

(Artistic Biography  - Creation)  -




Address:
Romania, 041733 Bucuresti, B-dul. Alex. Obregia 4, bl. OD1, sc.5, ap.181
Phone: +40 21 460.81.72
Fax: +40 21 493.41.40
Mobile: +40 722.629.651
E-mail: dorotaru@pcnet.ro

Doina Rotaru was born in Bucharest, Romania on 14 September 1951.

Studies: She studied at the Music Academy Bucharest (1970-1975). Grant for composition Amsterdam 1991. Lectures about her music in Darmstadt (Summer Courses for New Music 1992, 1994) International Composers' Workshop Gaudeamus Amsterdam 1990, 1992, Huddersfield, Brighton, Tokyo (1998, 2001). She is professor of composition at the Music Academy in Bucharest. She was awarded prizes from the Romanian Composers' Association in 1981, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2001 and from Romanian Academy in 1996. The I-st prize of the International Competition for Composers GEDOK Mannheim 1994. Her works have been performed in Romania as well as in Amsterdam, Australia, Berlin, Bremen, Brighton, Canada, Caen, Darmstadt, Edinburg, Graz, The Hague, Hiroshima, Huddersfield, Hong-Kong, Lausanne, Liege, Paris, Roma, Stocholm, Tokio, Utrecht, Zurich, Warsaw, Wien... sus


CREATION (selected works)

ORCHESTRAL

Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (1984)
Duration: 15'
Instruments: 2222/202/3/Pn.Orga/10,8,6,4,2

Symphony I (1985)
Duration: 17'
Instruments: 2222/222/Concerto for cl3Percuss/Pn/12,10,8,8,4

Concerto 1 for flute(s),13 strings and percussion (1986)
Duration: 15'
Edited: Bucuresti: Editura Muzicala

Cello-Concerto (1987)
Duration: 23'
Instruments: 2222/22/3Percuss/Cel/12,10,8,8,4
Edited: Bucuresti: Editura Muzicala

Symphony II (1988)
Duration: 20'
Instruments: 2,Picc/2,C.i/2,Bass Cl/2Bsn/332/3Percuss/Pn/14,12,10,8,8

"Spiralis II" - Concerto 2 for flute(s) and orchestra (1991)
Duration: 20'
Instruments: 2222/220/3Percuss/12,8,8,4,2

"Lights from a rainbow" for Chamber orchestra (15 players) (1993)
Duration: 15'
* Commissioned by Radio Graz.

Concerto for saxophone(s) and orchestra (1993)
Duration: 18'
Instruments: 2222/202/3/12,10,8,8,4

"Magic Circles" - Concerto 3 for flute(s) and orchestra (1993)
Duration: 22'
Instruments: 2222/000/3/10,8,6,4,2
* Commissioned by Radio France.

"Clocks II" for chamber orchestra (1994)
Duration: 15'

"Chimeras" for chamber orchestra (1994)
Duration: 18'
* Commissioned by "All Saints" Ensemble (Brighton-Lewis).

"Florilegium" - Concerto 4 for flute and flutes orchestra (4Picc.8Fl.6Altos,6Bass) (1996)
Duration: 18'

"Polychromies" for orchestra (1996)
* Commissioned by Blanc Mesnil Conservatoire(France).

"Shadows" ("Umbre") for viola,14 strings and percussion (1999)
Duration: 14'

"Wings of Light" for 24 flutists (2000)
Duration: 17'
* Commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture.

Percussion Concerto (2000)
Instruments: solo percuss., 2222/222/2/pno./8,6,4,4,2

"Spirit of Elements" - Symphony III (2001)
Duration: 25'
Instruments: 4444/4431/4/16,14,12,10,8
* Commissioned by Suntory Hall-Tokyo.

"Metabole II" for clarinet(s) and chamber orchestra (2001)
Duration: 13'
Instruments: 2222/211/pno./strings

"5 Vitralii" for 24 flutes and tape (2002)
Duration: 18'

CHAMBER MUSIC

3 String Quartets
(1981,1982,1993)

"Cello-Sonata" (1978)
Duration: 7'
Edited: Bucuresti: Editura Muzicala

"The crossroad of the poppies" for piano (1980)
Duration: 10'
Edited: Bucuresti: Editura Muzicala

"Legend" for flute (1982)
Duration: 6'
Edited: Lyon: Notissimo Ed.

"Balance of light" for Cl.Vna,Vla,,Cello,Pno. (1982)
Duration: 13'
Edited: Bucuresti: Editura Muzicala

"Jeu de miroirs" for 4 flutes (1984)
Duration: 12'
Edited: Lyon: Notissimo Ed.

"Quatrotempi" for cello and percussion (1985)
Duration: 14'

"Aux portes du reve" for flute and percussion (1985)
Duration: 12'

"Clocks" for chamber ensemble (1987)
Duration: 15'
* 2 versions: for Cl.Pno Perc.or for Ob.Cl.Bsn.Vna.Cello,Pno,Percuss.

"Metamorphosis" for Bass Clarinet (1987)
Duration: 10'

"Masks" for Cl. and cello (1989)
Duration: 17'

"Spiralis I" for guitar (1989)
Duration: 9'

"Dor" for alto flute (1989)
Duration: 10'
Edited: Lyon: Notissimo Ed.

"Troite" trio for Cl/Sax.S,Pno/Synthy,Percuss. (1990)
Duration: 15'

"Runa" quintet for flute(s), ob/c.i., guitar, cello, harpsichord (1991)
* Commissioned by "Les Gouts reunis" Ens.(France).

"Spiralis III" for Alto flute and guitar (1992)
Duration: 9'

"Joker" trio for clarinet(s), piano and percussion (1992)
Duration: 10'

"Over time" for shakuhachi(D) and Bass flute (1992)
Duration: 7'

"Noesis" for 4 percuss.players (1995)
Duration: 12'

"Reina" for sax.S. and tape (1996)
Duration: 10'

"Fum" for clarinet solo (1996)
Duration: 7'
Edited: Lyon: Notissimo Ed.

"Legend II" for oboe solo (1996)
Duration: 9'
Edited: Paris: H.Lemoigne Ed.

"Alean" for 4 saxophones (1997)
Duration: 13'

"Tempio di fumo" for flute (1997)
Duration: 10'

"Uroboros" for 2 flutes (1998)
Duration: 8'

"Metabole" for 7 clarinets (1999)
Duration: 10'

"Trias" for mezzo, flute piano (1999)
Duration: 12'

"L'Eternel REtour" for 8 celli (2000)
Duration: 13'

"Dragon Fly" for piccolo (2000)

"Crystals" for flute and piano (2002)
Duration: 16'

"Umbre II" for violin, cello and piano (2002)
Duration: 13'

"Dincolo?" for oboe and percussion (2002)
Duration: 13'

"Antara" for flute(s), violin, viola and cello (2003)
Duration: 15'

MUSIC FOR CHOIR, FOR CHILDREN, FOR THEATER

Treatise of vocal and instrumental counterpoint (Palestrina and Bach)
E.M.B.1986

RECORDS

Bucharest Electrecord ST-ECE 02889 "Legend" for flute ,"Balance of light", "Cello-Sonata"

Bucharest Electrecord ST-ECE 03669 "Cello-Concerto" , "Symphony 2"

ATTACCA Records-Amsterdam: Romanian Anthology III "Troite"-trio.

Romanian Radio Broadcasting-DRCD-1001 - "THE MAGIC FLUTES" - Doina Rotaru " Spiralis II", " Dor", "Cercles magiques", "Florilegium"

Romanian Radio Broadcasting -DRCD-1002- Doina Rotaru CHAMBER MUSIC "Over time", "Metamorphosis", "Troite, "Tempio di fumo", "Masks", "Noesis"

MPS CD007 (England) - FLUTE CONCERTO no 1 (P.Y.Artaud and Symph. Orch. of Huddersfield University, Conductor Barrie Webb); SYMPHONY no 2 (Huddersfield University Orch., Conductor Barrie Webb); CONCERTO FOR SAXOPHONE(S) (Emil Sein and Huddersfield University Orch.)

NOVA MUSICA (France) - NMCD 5105 - "Kientzy a Cluj" Concerto pour saxophone(s) et orchestre - Cluj Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Emil Simon

ELECTRECORD - EDC 461 (Romania) - "CLOCKS" (Contraste - Trio), "L'Eternel Retour" for 8 celli (Violoncellissimo Ensemble), "Florilegium" - the 4th Flute Concerto (P.Y. Artaud and French Flute orchestra - Conductor P.A. Biget); "Spirit of Elements" - the 3rd Symphony - (Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Norichika Iimori)

Last update:June 16, 2003
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