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Diana Rotaru

OccupationComposer, Teacher


Diana Rotaru has a B.A. and a M.A. in composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest, where she studied with Ştefan Niculescu and Dan Dediu.In 2005-2006 she also studied, by means of an Erasmus student exchange, at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with F.Durieux, M.Levinas, L.Naon, T.Mays and Y.Geslin. She participated at different summer composition courses such as Acanthes (Metz, 2008), Voix Nouvelles-Royaumont (2002 and 2006), or the International Bartok Seminary (Szombathely, 2003) - thus studying with composers such as S. Sciarrino, J.Harvey, B. Ferneyhough, M.Jarell, M. Stroppa, T.Loevendie, F.Paris etc.
She has won numerous prizes, among which the Romanian Academy’s George Enescu Award (2010), the ISCM-IAMIC Young Composer Award (World Music Days, Vilnius, 2008), the Prometheus Prize-Opera Prima Award (Romania, 2005), the Irino Prize (Japan, 2004) or the George Enescu Prize ex-aequo (Romania, 2003 and 2005).
Her works have been performed in Europe and Japan, in concerts and festivals such as The International New Music Week in Bucharest (Romania), ISCM World Music Days (Lithuania, Sweden), Why Note (Dijon, France), Takefu International Music Festival (Japan) or Hilltown New Music Festival (Weastmeath, Ireland). Three of her works have been so far included on CDs. Her creation includes chamber and orchestral music, as well as a chamber opera.

Diana Rotaru is a member of the experimental syncretic group SeduCant, whose objective is creating syncretic projects, small video-musical-choreographic performances. SeduCant also proposes a new, modern type of performer, already exploited in various ensembles in Romania and abroad, a multi-valent performer that uses their whole expressive potential: their instrument, their body, their voice.


Diana Rotaru