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Catalin Cretu (b. September 8, 1971, Petrosani) is a Romanian multimedia artist and composer of mostly electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber and piano works that have been performed in Europe; he is also active as a writer. Catalin studied at a music school in Petrosani from 1977-85 and studied electromechanics at the Technical University of Petrosani from 1990-95. From 1993-95, he studied musical pedagogy at the Western University of Timisoara and from 1995-98, pedagogy at the National University of Music in Bucharest. From 1996-2001, he studied composition with Dan Dediu and Adrian Iorgulescu at the National University of Music in Bucharest and in 2001-02 and 2005-07, with Peter Michael Hamel and Georg Hajdu at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. He had further studies at Ceský Krumlov in 2000, Bayreuth in 2001 and Darmstadt in 2002. He earned his PhD title under Octavian Nemescu in 2008. He had post-graduate studies at the Institute for Advanced Study (New Europe College) in Bucharest in 2004–05 and at the Musical Institute for Doctoral Advanced Studies (MIDAS, at the National University of Music Bucharest) in 2011–12. Since 2002, he has been music secretary at the National University of Music in Bucharest and also member of the Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists. Since 2008 he is researcher at the National University of Music in Bucharest, founder of the Center for Electroacoustic Music and Multimedia.