Biography Dan Dediu
Dan Dediu was born on 16th March 1967 in Braila, Romania.
He graduated composition at the Academy of Music in Bucharest (1989) and attended post-graduate courses at Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (1990/91).
Scholar- and Fellowships offered by Alfred-Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg, Alban-Berg Foundation, Vienna, New Europe College, Bucharest, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
Among his teachers one could name the composers Stefan Niculescu, Dan Constantinescu, Francis Burt, Günter Kahowez, Wilhelm Zobl, Octavian Nemescu, Dan Buciu.
Guest Lecturer at Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (1994), selected for the Summer Workshop in Computing for Composers, IRCAM, Paris (1994), Dediu was in 1999 and 2001 the artistic director of the new music festival in Bucharest “International Week of New Music”.
In 1995, PhD Thesis with the subject "Phenomenology of the Composition. Archetypus, Archetropus and Ornament in Composition". Since 1999 is Associate Professor for composition at University of Music in Bucharest and since 2000 leads the Composition Department.