Selected composers in 2016:
Daniel Sabzghabaei (USA)
Fernando Oliveira (Brazil)
Kristian Kivela (Finland)
Matilda Seppälä (Finland)
Patipan Jaikampan (Thailand)
Stephen Coyle (Ireland)
Selected composers in 2015:
Mark Wolf (Australia) – “The flying roof”
Miika Hyytianinen (Finland) – “Four”
Zhiyi Wang (China) – “Three aftertastes”
Nadav Amir Himmel (Israel) – “Malgarash”
Christian Dimpker (Germany) – “String quartet”
Daniel Barkley (Ireland) – “If we don’t move he can’t see us”
Mara Pruna (Romania) – “Silly viola”
Aino Tenkanen (Finland) – “String quartet”
Lecturer composer: Prof. Dr. Dan Dediu (UNMB, Romania)"
Selected composers in 2014:
Joshua Hey (USA) – “Misfire”, influenced by cinematographic technique in which narrative emerges not from realistic description of events, but from the manipulation of audio/visual materials through various means of juxtaposition and superimposition.
Edmund Hunt (UK) – “Ubi sunt”, inspired by an old English poem which describes the gradual decay of a Roman city somewhere in England.
Shuying Li (China/USA) – “Zooming beaugly”, focused on the concept of ”deceptive illusion” of two opposite musical ideas (beautiful and ugly).
Working group: the ICon Arts Ensemble – 7 instruments (first and second violin, viola, cello, flute, piano, percussion), conducted by Gabriel Bebeșelea. Programme manager: Dr. Diana Gheorghiu.
First audition: July 30th 2014, “Thalia” Philharmonic Hall, Sibiu.
Selected composers in 2013:
Sebastian Androne (Romania) – “Nubilum” (from the Latin word for “cloudy”): offers the pretext to meditate between the physics and metaphysics of clouds.
Sumio Kobayashi (Japan) – “Luceafarul” (“The Evening Star”), inspired by Mihai Eminescu’s famous poem.
Working group: the ICon Arts Ensemble – 13 instruments (flute, oboe, B clarinet, bassoon, first violin, second violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano and percussion), conducted by Gabriel Bebeșelea. Programme manager: Dr. Diana Gheorghiu