Gabriel Malancioiu

Born in 1979 in Braşov (Romania), Gabriel Mălăncioiu graduated from “Andrei Saguna” National College from its native town in 1997. Between 1997 and 2002 he followed the courses of the Faculty of Automatics and Computers within the “Politehnica” University of Timişoara, and, in parallel, between 2000 and 2005 he also followed the courses of the Faculty of Music of Timişoara.

In 2001 he began the study of composition under the direction of Remus Georgescu, and in 2005 he began to attend the MA in composition within “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy of Cluj, under the direction of Cornel Tãranu, PhD, member of the Romanian Academy. In 2011 he completed his PhD in composition with the thesis "Aspects of the sacred / profane relation in my own music"  under the direction of Prof. Adrian Pop, PhD within “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy.

In 2005 he participated in the Icon Arts International Summer Courses, studying composition with Erik Peters (Sweden), Marian Borkowski (Poland) and Doina Rotaru (Romania). In 2008 he attended Summer courses in composition with Aurel Stroe at Buşteni. In 2008 and 2009 he attended Master classes in composition at the International Sommerakademie Prag-Wien-Budapest, studying with Nigel Osborne (Great Britain), Klangforum Wien (Austria) and electronic music with Hans Tutschku (USA).  In 2010 he attended composition courses with Gyula Csapó at the International Bartók Festival. In 2011 he was admitted at the Experimental Studio des SWR Academy, Freiburg, Germany, studying with  Mark Andre (France), Chaya Czernowin (Israel), Dániel Péter Biró (Hungary / Canada), André Richard (Switzerland) and Brian Ferneyhough (Great Britain). During George Enescu International Festival, he took part in the composition workshop, under the guidance of  Miklós Maros (Sweden / Hungary), Bernard Cavanna (France), Hubert Stuppner (Italy) and Zygmunt Krauze (Poland). 

His works have been performed in concerts in Romania and also in USA, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Macedonia, Ireland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Scotland, Poland and Hungary by Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Slovenian Chamber Choir, Ensemble Aventure, Hand Werk, L’Arsenale, THReNSeMBle, Trio Contraste, Florian Mueller (Klangforum Wien),  Bjorn Wilker (Klangforum Wien), Richard Craig,Bruce Curlette, Gianluca Ruggeri, Luca Piovesan and conductors such as Nigel Osborne, Michael Wendeberg, Francesco Milioto, Filippo Perocco, Martina Batic, Remus Georgescu amongst others.  He is member of UCMR - the Romanian Union of Composers, of ISCM - International Society for Contemporary Music, the Romanian Section and of various music organisations such as Vox Novus (USA), La Villa des Compositeurs (France / Italy), Temp'ora (France), Access Contemporary Music (USA), Society of Composers (USA). Some of his works were released by Ablaze Records (USA), Col Legno (Austria) (digital release), Stan Music (Germany) and Blowout Records (Italy). Gabriel Mălăncioiu is currently teaching Composition Techniques and Musical Analysis at the West University of  Timişoara, Faculty of Music and Theatre. 

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NameMalancioiu, Gabriel
Date of Birth1979-04-22
Born inRomania, Europe
Home LocationTimişoara, Romania
Main languageRomanian; Moldavian; Moldovan
Additional languages English 
attended UniversitiesWest University of Timisoara, Faculty of Music and Theatre, "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy from Cluj-Napoca
About Hommage a Papaji, played at the 2015 ISCM World Music Days, Slovenia
2015-10-23 NewMusicBox, a publication from NEW MUSIC USA, New York
"...a tribute to Indian mystic Hariwansh Lal Poonja by Romanian composer Gabriel Mălăncioiu contained some extremely lush harmonies that seemed to float beyond consciousness..."
(Frank Oteri)
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about "Translucence", a piece written for the Open House Chicago project
2014-10-22 New Music Box , Chicago
"... a delicate and effective piece filled with fluttering false harmonics, passed-off long tones, and a brisk, rhythmic middle section that seemed to suit the earthiness of the surroundings."
(Ellen McSweeney)
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About “Paramita” played at the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venezia
2014-07-14 Il giornale della musica, Venezia
"...Gabriel Malancioiu ne esplora la capacità di creare contrasti melodici, timbrici, armonici e di articolazione"
(Letizia Michielon)
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About „Sunyata – the joyful emptiness“, played at Intersonanzen New Music Festival, Potsdam
2014-05-17 Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, Potsdam
"Sehr schön, sehr homogen, diese Musik…"
(Gerold Paul)
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About „Complementarium – in memoriam Jonathan Harvey” played at Simn 2013 Festival
2013-07-01 Actualitatea muzicală , Bucharest

Intonaţiile ei hăulite, doinite, ritualice, ca şi când ar dori să recupereze esenţa sacră a fiinţei, sunt dublate de efecte de toacă...

(Despina Petecel)
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About “Traulos”, played by Ensemble Aventure
2012-04-30 Badische Zeitung, Baden-Baden
"...kriegerisch wirkenden…"
(Martin Andris)
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About „Bhava”, played at Bartók International Festival
2010-09-01 Muzsika, Budapest
"...remekül megírt Bhava című műv..."
(Malina Janos)
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