|Posted by innersound on August 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM|
Romanian / Canadian composer of instrumental, orchestral, chamber, vocal, choral, film, and electroacoustic works, Tudor Feraru is currently Lecturer at the Cluj-Napoca Academy of Music. Tudor Feraru studied composition with Cornel Ţăranu and orchestral conducting with Petre Sbârcea at the “Gh. Dima”Academy of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in both subjects in 2001. He also studied with Omar Daniel at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where he earned a Master of Music degree in composition in 2003. Beginning in 2004, Tudor Feraru pursued Doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, under the supervision of Stephen Chatman. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2008. In 2012, he also completed Post-Doctoral research at the National University of Music in Bucharest.
Tudor Feraru has held teaching assistantships within the composition departments of the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia. He has also instructed and conducted the contemporary music ensembles at these universities. Among his honors are scholarships from the “Sigismund Toduţă” Foundation, grants to attend composition masterclasses in Romania and the Czech Republic, full International Graduate Scholarships from the two Canadian universities, as well as several Prizes in national composition competitions in Romania.
Numerous of his original compositions have been performed, recorded and broadcast in Europe and North America. As a pianist, Tudor Feraru has performed in Romania and Canada, and has often played his own music. He has also occasionally served as an orchestral conductor.
Works by Tudor Feraru have been published by various editions, such as “Müller und Schade” in Bern – Switzerland, “VDM Verlag” in Saarbrücken – Germany, “Muşatinii” in Suceava – Romania, and “MediaMusica” in Cluj-Napoca. Among his most notable recent compositions are the “Piano Concerto”, a chamber opera entitled “The Piano Teacher”, and the choreographic poem “The Lyre of Orpheus”.
Tudor Feraru is a member of the Romanian Society of Composers and Musicologists (UCMR).