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  Marian MITEA (Giurgiu 1943)

MARIAN MITEAMarian MITEA was born in Giurgiu (Romania) in 1943. He studied at Bucharest's National Superior Conservatory of Music, where he worked especially on choir conduction, harmony and counterpoint. He then settled in Belgium and enriched his prize list at the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music, of which he holds Higher Diplomas in Opera Singing and Concert Singing and the First Prize in Fugue. He also studied composition with Marcel Quinet, First Great Prize of Rome, a lecturer at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium.

Marian Mitea has been the director of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Music Academy since 1980. Since 1984, he has been organising Autumn Concerts dedicated to contemporary Belgian production. In 1995, the Union of Belgian Composers and the SABAM award him the "Fuga" Trophy, for his merits in promoting Belgian music. He is also the director of the Messery-sur-Léman Summer Academy (France). He is a member of the Union of Belgian Composers and has taken part in its Board of Directors.

He was Jules Bastin's assistant for 15 years at the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music and has initiated several exchanges between Belgium, Hungary and Romania. The Franz Liszt Conservatory Orchestra of Debrecen (Hungary), the Symphonic Orchestra and Opera Orchestra of Constanta (Romania), as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bucharest have been his guests, as a conductor.

In 1999, he founded the "Sammartini Choir and Consort", heir to the Choirs of the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Academy, a semiprofessional choir which possesses an important repertoire of the XVIIth - XIXth centuries : Monteverdi, Caldara, Sammartini, Pachelbel, J.S. Bach, Haendel, C.Ph.Em. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Rossini, Puccini, Brahms, Diabelli, de Sousa Carvalho.

As a composer, Marian Mitea is the author of several important works, among others: Esquisse for solo piano, Childhood for string quartet with spoken solo (on poems by Arthur Rimbaud), Dixtet for strings, wind instruments and piano, Concertino for two pianos and strings, Concerto for oboe, clarinet and strings, Syllogism for wind septet with piano, Syntagme for solo piano, Three melodies on poems by Rimbaud, Verlaine and Baudelaire for soprano and piano quartet, Suite for a clarinet quartet, Attente for cello quartet, Sonnet d'automne for trumpet and piano, Essay for violin and piano, as well as many choral pieces, including a Stabat Mater.

Philippe BAYARD (d'après Marian Mitea)
Translated by Alexandre MITEA


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