Irinel Anghel


Romanian composer, vocal performer, interdisciplinary artist • B.1969

Short biography

Irinel Anghel • Romanian composer, vocal performer, interdisciplinary artist (b. 1969, Bucharest). She attended the Georges Enesco Music Lycée, Bucharest, specialising in piano (1988), and the National University of Music, Bucharest, specialising in musicology (1994) and then composition (1996). She has Master’s Degrees in Musicology (1995) and Composition (1997) and was awarded a PhD in Musical Studies in 2003. She is a graduate of the National University of Music’s MIDAS postdoctoral programme.


Her output as a composer includes instrumental pieces, chamber music, electronic music, symphonic works, and theatre music. Since 2008, she has dedicated her career to interdisciplinary, hybrid, fusion and performance art. Her “crossing-borders” projects (Magic, Shopping in ParadoXphere, Talking to my Fears, Fairies and Fishes, It’s all about me or the Day From Midnight, Your Highness, What about your freedom?, ArtSpa, MMMuzMobil, Posthumanism, Zoopera, Ghostphony) have initiated and developed a personal direction based on spontaneity and provocative attitudes, whereby Irinel Anghel continuously explores and extends her imagination and means of expression by employing combinations of movement, theatre and singing/spoken word.


She is an advocate of experiential art with surrealist and post-humanist detents. Irinel Anghel is a winner of the Prize of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists (1998, 1999, 202, 2004, 2014, 2017) and the Romanian Academy’s Georges Enesco Prize (1999). From 2010 to 2012, Irinel Anghel was the artistic director of International New Music Week.

Irinel Anghel

(b. 1969)

Underground for voice and electronic medium • Composition: Irinel Anghel; Performance: Irinel Anghel – voice

Opera Studio of the National University of Music, Bucureşti, 2018