Mihai Măniceanu • Romanian composer and pianist (b. 1976, Bucharest). He studied piano with Viniciu Moroianu and composition with Dan Dediu at the National University of Music, Bucharest. At the same university, he went on to take Master’s Degrees in both specialist subjects and in 2011, he was awarded a PhD in Composition. He received an Erasmus scholarship to study at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig (2003-2004) and Bucharest National University of Music scholarships to attend the Hamburg Muzikfest (2001), the Bayreuth Junger Künstler Festival-Filmmusik (2002), the Murzzüschalg ISA 20. Internationale Sommerakademie (2010), and the METRIC Training Event for Free Improvisation in Tallinn (2016). He has won First Prize at the Icon Arts Competition (2003), the Romanian Academy Prize (2011), the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists Prize for Symphonic Music (2011), and the Matei Brîncoveanu Prize (2016).
As a performer, Mihai Măniceanu is particularly interested in promoting contemporary Romanian and international music, and regularly attends festivals in this sphere.
His works have been performed by the Georges Enesco Philharmonic, the National Radio Orchestra, the F.M. Bartholdy University Orchestra, the Mihail Jora Orchestra, Profil-Sinfonietta, Propuls, opus.art, devotioModerna, Swinepearl, Acolade, Traiect, SonoMania, IconArts, Game, Mercury Quartet, and the Acoustic, I.C. Danielescu, and Astra choirs. Mihai Măniceanu currently teaches in the Composition Department of the National University of Music, Bucharest.
Crescendo • Composition: Mihai Măniceanu; Performance: Diana Moş – violin
“George Enescu” Concert Hall of the National University of Music, Bucharest, 2018