Joseph Hasper
Joseph Hasper


15 Jan 2017

Viola Solo Premieres in Bucharest

I just found out my solo viola piece, First Quandary, is being played by Cornelia Petroiu on February 26!

Composer's Voice presents the World Premiere of PUZZLE-GARDE - Cornelia Petroiu, viola. Cornelia Petroiu in cooperation with Vox Novus, the voice in contemporary music, published a call-for-scores calling for pieces composed on the theme “PUZZLE-GARDE.”

Cornelia Petroiu selected 16 works, composed specifically for this daring new-music project. The selected works are:

Tractate – Samuel Cho
Détresse - Diana Cotoman
Ocean and Wind – Pablo Fedele
First Quandary – Joseph Hasper
Study – Owen Ho
Flute of Saeda – Naoki Kondo
Frozen Lake – George Kontogiorgos
ZEP-LUZ – Drake Mabry
When Stars Are Weeping – Akmal Parwez
Collisions – Dan Pinkston
Common Coda – Paul Richards
Song of the Sea – Guy Shaked
Backwards – Juan Maria Solare
Labyrhythm – Jean-Pierre Vial
The Puzzle and the Key – Christopher M. Wicks
Dogenzaka – Tetsuya Yamamoto

Cornelia Petroiu has been inspiring composers of various tendencies and countries, who have composed over 100 works for her. She is fully dedicated to exploring the sonorities of her viola, and one may hear the concretizing of her musical research by listening to her 10 CDs.

She graduated the Music Conservatory in Bucharest and deepened her musical studies at Interlochen-Michigan and Weimar-Germany. Later on, in Paris-CIFAP, she became familiar to Pro Tools software, as a sound editor.

 Always passioned by the chamber music, she was the founder of Brio, Pro Musica and FlautArchi quartets, in diverse instrumental combinations. A classical music performer at the beginning, she became totally involved in contemporary music. She is both founder and member of the Trio Alto (viola, saxophone and piano), with over 40 world premieres dedicated to it up to now.

She takes regular part in international contemporary music festivals: Musica Electronica Nova (Wroclaw), as the soniste of the Meta-Duo, the Internationl Conference and the Spectral Music Festival (Istanbul), Meridian, SIMN, Acousmania (Bucharest), Capitales Sonores (Paris), 2 Days and 2 Nights of New Music (Odessa), etc. Cornelia Petroiu is extending the sphere of the musical expression by recording and post-producing most of her instrumental performances.



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