“Sailing” (Jadranje), Op.50 in the Ljubljana Festival 2017

27 June – 31 August 2017

Concert marking the 15th anniversary of the first concert
28. August 2017, 20.00
Knight’s Hall, Križanke
Trg francoske revolucije 1,1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Steven Loy, conductor
Pavel Mihelčič, artistic director


J. Golob: Invocation
T. Vulc: Tlesk vode (soloist: Franci Krevh, percussion)
N. Šenk: Obrisi in sence II
S. Lerescu: Sailing
N. Firšt: Violab (soloist: Maja Rome, viola)
P. Mihelčič: Prameni z odsevi* (soloist: Jože Kotar, clarinet)
L. Lebič: Barvni krog
*first performance of the new version

The original MD (Musica Danubiana) ensemble first performed on 7 November 2001 in Vienna, after which it promptly reinvented itself, reduced in size and become permanent. With its very first concert on 20 November 2002, the new line-up of MD7, which describes itself as an “ensemble for contemporary music”, set out the path it intended to follow: as the interpreter of works that consistently take into account the specific make-up of the ensemble and are written for it. Since then more than 100 new works have been written for MD7 by both Slovene and foreign composers. The ensemble has been led by conductors Andreja Šolar, Steven Loy, Simon Krečič and Jerica Bukovec Gregorc. Its founder and artistic director is the composer Pavel Mihelčič and its members are: Matej Zupan (flute), Jože Kotar (clarinet), Miha Šuler (trombone), Franci Krevh (percussion), Luca Ferrini (piano), Maja Rome (viola) and Igor Mitrović (cello). MD7′s jubilee concert will be directed by the acclaimed American conductor Steven Loy, who has lived and worked in Slovenia for a number of years.

Read more: http://www.ljubljanafestival.si/en/


Sorin Lerescu: SYMPHONY NO 1 (1984), Op.21
Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra – Craiova, Romania, conductor: Theodor Costin. Edited: Bucharest: Editura Muzicală, 1988; Double CD “Sorin Lerescu – Simfonii / Symphonies”, Star Media Music, 2008


Sorin Lerescu: Modalis IV

Sorin Lerescu: Modalis IV for flute and flute ensemble, Op.80 (world premiere; SIMN 2017 commission)
27.05.2017, 11:00 am, 27th International Week of New Music, National University of Music Bucharest, Auditorium Hall
Soloist & conductor: Ion Bogdan Ștefănescu
“Flaut Power” Ensemble: Vincențiu Mantu, Elena Greciuc, Lorena Palade, Dávid Borzási, Cristina Grigore, Emöke Burján, Isabella Matei, Carla Stoleru, Teodora Iliescu, Amalia Aldea

Round Table on the topic of “Teaching composition in the 21st century” – Sofia, Bulgaria, 07.04.2017

European workshop for students of composition
6-8 April 2017
National Academy of Music “Prof. Pantcho Vladigerov”
Sofia, Bulgaria
07.04.2107, Friday, 14:00 – Hall No 48
“Teaching composition in the 21st century”
with the participation of: Giuseppe Colardo, Sonia Bo (Milan), Sorin Lerescu (Bucharest), Krassimir Taskov, Velislav Zaimov (Sofia), Dmitro Shchyrytsia (Kiev), Ivan Violic (Zagreb)

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.

Read More: MEMIM Encyclopedia: Sorin Lerescu