CONTEMPORARY ROMANIAN MUSICIANS
George BALINT, composer

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June 16, 2003

George BALINT

– Pianist, Composer, Conductor –

ARTISTIC BIOGRAPHY

Born on 11th of February 1961 in Târgovişte.

EDUCATION:

  • Music College of Ploiesti – piano section, prof. Huba Bertalan 1976-1980
  • Music University of Bucharest – composition Diploma, prof. Stefan Niculescu 1981-1986

  • Specialitys:
  • Composition, music forms, prof. Stefan Niculescu
  • Orchestration, prof. Nicolae Beloiu, Tiberiu Olah
  • Harmony, prof. Alexandru Pascanu
  • Orchestra conductor, prof. Constantin Bugeanu, Iosif Conta
  • Scores reading, prof. Iosif Csire

  • Summer courses:
  • Music Holidays in Piatra Neamt – Romania (1982-1986) – prof. Myriam Marbe, Aurel Stroe, Pascal Bentoiu, Stefan Niculescu
  • Seminars of Music Forms Analyse, Busteni – Romania (1991, 1992, 1995, 1997) – prof. Aurel Stroe

  • High professional qualification:
  • PhD in Musicology, prof. dr. Anatol Vieru (1996), prof. dr. Octavian Nemescu (1997)
  • Orchestra conducting style, Master Degree 2000-2001, prof. Cristian Brâncusi

COMPONISTIC ACTIVITY:

  • Member – Union of the Romanian Composers and Musicologists (UCMR), 1990 –
  • Member – in The Symphonic Committee of UCMR, 2002 –

  • Laureate:
  • IInd Prize at The International Meetings of Choral Singing Tours (France): 1984
  • UCMR Prize at The "Gh. Dima" Composition Contest, Cluj (Romania): 1985
  • Ist Prize at The Choral Creation Contest for the Youth, Bucharest (Romania): 1984
  • IInd Prize at The Choral Creation Contest for the Youth, Bucharest (Romania): 1985
  • IInd Prize 1985;
  • Ist Prize at The National Contest of Choral Creation, Bucharest (Romania): 1993, 1995
  • UCMR Prize for Chamber Musical Creation, Bucharest: 2002

PEDAGOGIC ACTIVITY:

  • Associate Profesor – Music University, Harmony and Reading Scores, Bucharest: 1990-1994

PUBLIC ACTIVITY:

  • Vicepresident – the Romanian Musical Youth, Bucharest: 1990-1994
  • Music adviser – Ministry of Culture, Bucharest: 1990-1994
  • Artistic Manager – the Romanian National Opera, Bucharest: 1997-2000
  • Coordinator – the Aesthetics Department in the Musical Editorial Board of The Romanian Broadcasting Company, Bucharest: 2000
  • Collaborating Editor – the Romanian Broadcasting Company, Bucharest
  • Producer – the weekly broadcast "Romanians Composers from A to Z" , Radio Romania Cultural Channel, 2000-2002
  • Artistic Consultant – the "Ion Dacian" Operetta Theatre, Bucarest: 2001-
  • Orchestra Conductor – the "Ion Dacian" National Operetta Theatre, Bucharest, 2002-

PIANISTIC ACTIVITY:

  • Piano Accompaniment – University Choir from Bucharest, 1982-1987
  • Piano Accompaniment with Romanians artists in tours: China (1996), USA (2002), North Korea (2002)

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING:

  • Participant – the International Festival of Young Conductors, Sinaia – Busteni (Romania): 1985, 1986, 1988
  • The Young Conductors Contest Craiova (Romania) – Prize "IONEL PERLEA", 1993
  • Tours – with Musical Theatres from Romania: Italy (1996, with the "Nae Leonard" Musical Theatre of Galati), Germany (1994, with the "Ion Dacian" National Operetta Theatre), Israel (1996, with the "Ion Dacian" National Operetta Theatre), Italy (2003, with Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Opera House)

OPERA, OPERETTA, BALLET, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES:
MISS CHRISTINA by Serban Nichifor – Timisoara Romanian Opera House: 1994
RIGOLETTO by Giuseppe Verdi – Galati Opera House: 1996, Timisoara Romanian Opera House: 1998, Craiova Opera House: 2000
TRAVIATA by Giuseppe Verdi – Timisoara Romanian Opera House: 1993
DON PASQUALE by Gaetano Donizetti – Oradea Philarmonic Ensemble: 1999
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA by P.Mascagni – Iasi Opera House: 1995
ROMEO & JULIET by Serghei Prokofiev – Bucharest National Opera House: 1995
URMUZICA by Sorin Lerescu – Bucharest National Opera House: 1999
DIE FLEDERMAUS by J. Strauss – Bucharest National Operetta Theatre: 1995
WEST SIDE STORY by L. Bernstein – Bucharest National Operetta Theatre: 1993
VICTORIA UND IHR HUSAR by P.Abraham – Bucharest National Operetta Theatre: 1995
The BIRDS SELLER by C. Zeller – Bucharest National Operetta Theatre: 1995
The GONDOLLIERS by A. Sullivan – Bucharest National Operetta Theatre: 1996
PAGANINI by Fr. Lehar – Bucharest National Operetta Theatre: 1996
The FLOWER FROM HAWAII by P. Abraham – Bucharest National Operetta Theatre: 2000
The BLANDUZIA'S WELL by C. Trailescu – Bucharest National Operetta Theatre: 2002
SILVIA by E. Kalman – Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Opera House: 2003 sus

COMPOSITION WORKS

ON ROMANIAN FOLK CAROLS Piano Suite – 1982
SONATA Clarinet and Piano – 1983
STRINGS QUARTET – 1984
Songs Cycle Soprano and Piano (on lyrics by George Bacovia): AUTUMN – 1982; LANDSCAPE – 1983; LEAD – 1984
THE STORY OF A WING Seven Clarinets – 1985
LACUSTRIAN poem / oratorio – Baritone, Mixed Choir, Orchestra (on lyrics by G. Bacovia) – 1986
AMPHION Solo Guitar – 1987
VARIS Cello and Percussion – 1987
TRIO Flute, Oboe, Basson – 1998
STORY Chamber Orchestra – 1986
FIR CELEBRATION Mixed Choir (10 choral songs on romanian folk carols) – 1989
THE ALIVE FIRE Clarinet and Percussion – 1990
THE MEETING Chamber Orchestra – 1991
THE STEP OF THE AIR Instrumental Ensemble – 1992
PIANO SUITE – 1992
RHOE Clarinet, Violin, Piano – 1994
SONS SONG five meetings between Reciter and Orchestra (on lyrics by Marin Sorescu) – 1995
TO FIR poem, Mixed Choir – 1995
THE SONG OF DAWNS Orchestra – 1996
CALLING Big Orchestra – 1997
POINTS FOR ARHIMEDE Soprano and Piano (three lieds on lyrics by Doru Râmniceanu) – 1997
PROODOS Percussion Quartet – 1998
BETWEEN TIMES Clarinet, Violin, Piano – 1999
TO TWILIGHT Winds Ensemble, Piano, Percussion – 1999
RESONANCE Soprano, Clarinet, Percussion (thre Lieds on lyrics by J. W. Goethe) – 1999
SWING AT DUSK Instrumental Ensemble – 2000
Two Lieds (on lyrics by Mihai Eminescu): ON STRIKE FOR THE MIDNIGHT and ONLY THE POET Soprano and Piano – 2000
TOWERS I, II, III Soprano, Violin, Piano (on lyrics by Ion Stratan) – 2000
ON A POEM BY EMINESCU – trio Voice, Piano, Percussion – 2001
LER, DOAMNE ! Mixed Choir (Three Songs on romanian folk carols) – 2001
Three Madrigals (on lyrics by Mihai Eminescu): AND IF...; THROUGH SILENT NIGHTS; IN THE WINDOW TO THE SEA Mixed Choir – 2002
TO VIOLIN solo – 2002
PRIOR TO AWARENESS for Recitatore, Mezzo-S., Bass and Instrumental Ensemble (2003) sus