MEMIM Encyclopedia: Sorin Lerescu


Sorin Lerescu
Sorin Lerescu ( born November 14, 1953 in Craiova, Dolj county ) is a Romanian composer.

Lerescu studied at the National University of Music Bucharest in Tiberiu Olah and Anatol Vieru and then with Ton de Leeuw, Brian Ferneyhough and Morton Feldman.

In 1982 he founded the Group for Contemporary Music TRAIECT. Since 1997 he is the artistic director and founder of the festival Întîlnirile Muzicii Noi in Brăila. Between 2003-2013 President of the Romanian Branch of the International Society for Contemporary Music ( ISCM ). He is also a member of the Société des auteurs, Compositeurs éditeurs et de Musique ( SACEM ) and the Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists.

Since 1983 he has headed the music section of the People’s University ” Ioan I. Dalles ” of Bucharest and taught counterpoint, harmony and musical analysis on Dinu Lipatti Music High School. Since 2002, he taught counterpoint and composition at the Faculty of Arts, Spiru Haret University in Bucharest.

In 2001, he was a composition seminar at the Istituto Musicale ” Achille Peri ” of Reggio Emilia. In 2003 he was a member of the international jury for the award of the composition prize of the Fondazione Valentino Bucchi in Rome, where he took a master class in composition. Member of the International Jury of the ISCM -CASH Young Composer Award 2006 in Stuttgart ( Germany ). President of the International Jury for composition in Plovdiv (Bulgaria ) (2008 ) and member of the International Jury for composition in Sofia ( Bulgaria) ( 2010, 2013 ) and Curitiba ( Brazil) ( 2011).

2004 and 2009 he was artistic director of the Săptămâna Internationala a Muzicii Noi in Bucharest. Between 2005-2012, he led International Festival MERIDIAN, Zilele SNR – SIMC in Bucharest.

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