|Posted by innersound on October 17, 2013 at 12:40 AM|
Ana Giurgiu-Bondue is a Romanian - French composer, pianist, and harpsichordist whose interests encompass multiple aspects of composition and performance. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in composition and piano from the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania in 2001 and 2002. She carried out research on myth in music and in Enescu’s Œdipe opera at the Sorbonne Paris IV University where she obtained a Master Research’s degree in 2007. In 2008, she received her Ph.D. in composition from the National University of Music in Bucharest with her thesis The Musical Syncretic Performance, which focused on the interplay of myth, drama, and esotericism in opera.
She has earned composition grants and scholarships in Romania, Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic and has also been awarded in several piano performance and composition competitions in Romania, France, and Italy. Her work as a composer includes songs, chamber works, choral works, orchestral works, and three chamber operas. Her interests also extend to theatre and film music.
Since 2005, she has lived in France, where she works as a composer, pianist, and piano teacher. Over the last four years she has also studied the harpsichord and early music performance at Orsay Conservatory. She has composed for ancien instruments various works (Toccata for harpsichord, Concertino for harpsichord and baroque ensemble).
Since 2000, she has collaborated on some original programmes with mezzo-soprano Adriana Epstein, to whom she also dedicated several of her compositions (such as the cycle of songs Robaiates, The Fire for voice, viola, and piano). She collaborate regulary with the Romanian young cellist Laura Buruiana for modern and baroque music.
She is Artistic Co-Director of the contemporary music ensemble Une bouteille à la mer in Lille, France.