History

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