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a candle for my son!

Romanian Version

Octav Firulescu
composer and music professor

Born:  July 6, 1959, Bucharest, son of Petre Firulescu, composer and Amaliei Zugravescu.

Marital status: married to Liliana Firulescu (b. Oprescu), plastic artist 

STUDIES

  • 1967-1972 - General School of Music nr.3, Bucharest, with C. Galeriu (piano)
  • 1972-1979 - Music High School "George Enescu", Bucharest, with Viorica Platon (piano) and Amalia Gheorghe (musical theory- solfeggio)
  • 1979-1983 - Conservatory of Music "Ciprian Porumbescu" of Bucharest (now the National University of Music "Ciprian Porumbescu"), with Victor Giuleanu (musical theory- solfeggio), Dan Constantinescu and Dan Buciu (harmony), Liviu Comes and Dinu Ciocan (counterpoint), Ştefan Niculescu (musical forms), Dan Constantinescu (composition), Nicolae Beloiu (orchestration), Liviu Brumariu and Petre Brâncuşi (history of music), Marin Constantin (chorus conducting), Iosif Conta (orchester conducting), Gheorghe Oprea (folklore), Viorica Dimitriu (piano)
  • 1983 - University Teaching Certificate
  • 1986 - Final Attest in Higher Education

CARIERA

  • 1983-1989 - Professor of chamber music, Military High School, Bucharest
  • 1990-1998 - Professor of piano and musical composition, Conservatory of Music, Casablanca, Morocco
  • since 1998 - Professor of piano and solfeggio, High School of Music "Union Grand-Duke Adolph"

    MUSICAL CREATION

  • symphonic music
    • Symphony nr. 1 (1984), first audition at the Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest, November 1986, conductor Mircea Basarab
  • film music
  • chamber music
    • Quartet of strings (1986)
    • Sonata for piano (1987)
  • light music
    • VIS DE VARĂ (A Summer's Dream) - 1986, for voice and piano, text by Carmen Bendovski (ST-EDE 02852)
    • DOR (Longing) - 1986, for voice and piano, text by Carmen Bendovski (ST-EDE 03478; ST-EDE 02943)
    • ŞTIU (I know) - 1986, for voice and piano, text by Carmen Bendovski
    • NU PLECA (Don't get away) - 1986, for voice and piano, text by Carmen Bendovski
    • DE VEI VENI (If Your were to come) - 1986, for voice and piano, text by Carmen Bendovski
    • CÂNTEC PENTRU PACEA PLANETEI (Song for Planet Peace) - 1986, for voice and piano, text by Gina Teodorescu (ST-EDE 03074)
    • NOI TINERII (We, the Young People) - 1986, for voice and piano, text by Gina Teodorescu
    • DRUM DE OM (A Man's Life Run) - 1986, for voice and piano, text by Gina Teodorescu (ST-EDE 02992)
    • IUBIRE DIN NESFÂRŞIT (Love from Eternity) - 1987, for voice and piano, text by Eugen Rotaru
    • POEM DE DRAGOSTE (Love's Poem) - 1987, for voice and piano, text by Carmen Bendovski
    • PENTRU VIAŢA TA (To Your Life) - 1987, for voice and piano, text by Eugen Rotaru (ST-EDE 03197)
    • DE-AŞ FI ŞTIUT (If I Knew) - 1987, for voice and piano, text by Eugen Rotaru
    • MĂ GRĂBESC LA ÎNTÂLNIRE (I Run to Meet my Love) - 1987, for voice and piano, text by Nicolae Dragoş
    • AŞA SĂ-MI FIE DRAGOSTEA (So Be My Love!) - 1988, for voice and piano, text by Eugen Rotaru (ST-EDE 02891)
    • E CÂNTEC LIBER TINEREŢEA MEA (My Youth is a Free Poem) - 1988, for voice and piano, text by Eugen Rotaru
    • CÂNTEC PENTRU EROU (Song to a Hero) - 1988, for voice and piano, text by Eugen Rotaru
    • LUMEA E PENTRU NOI FĂCUTĂ (The World is Made for Us) - 1989, for voice and piano, text by Dan V. Dimitriu
    • DACĂ VREI (If You Wish it) - 1989, for voice and piano, text by Dan V. Dimitriu
    • MUGURI PENTRU VIITOR (Buds for Future) - 1989, for voice and piano, text by Dan V. Dimitriu

PRIZES AND AWARDS

  • 1986 - The Prize for Musical Creation, granted by the Youth Union for the "Songs of the Year", for the composition "Cantec pentru pacea planetei" (Song for Planet Peace) 
  • 1986 - Second Prize at the "Youth' Festival" for the composition "Cantec pentru pacea planetei" (Song for Planet Peace) 
  • 1987 - Prize of the Council of Culture at the "FESTIVAL OF DANCING MUSIC COSTINESTI" for the composition "Iubire din nesfarsit" (Love from Eternity) 
  • 1988 - Third Prize at the "YOUTH' FESTIVAL" for the composition "E cantec liber tineretea mea" (My Youth is a Free Poem) 
  • 1988 - Second Prize at the "FESTIVAL OF MILITARY MUSIC" for the composition "Cantec pentru erou" (Song to a Hero) 
  • 1989 -Second Prize at "DANCING MUSIC CONTEST COSTINESTI" for the composition "Daca vrei" (If You Wish It)
  • prizes won with the piano class

AFFILIATIONS

  • 1987 - Life Member of the Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists
  • Member of the National Music Federation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg "Union Grand Duke Adolph"

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Buciu, Dan -  ÎN PRAGUL …COMPOZIŢIEI, în: MUZICA, Bucureşti, 33, nr. 2 (365), 1983
  • Petrescu, Dinu - PUBLICUL ŞI CREAŢIA MUZICALĂ ROMÂNEASCĂ, în: CONTEMPORANUL, Bucureşti, 9 XI 1984
  • Alexandru, M. H. - PERSONALITĂŢI DISTINCTE, în: CONTEMPORANUL, Bucureşti, 14 XII 1984
  • Dogaru, Anton - PENTRU PRIMA OARĂ LA ATENEU, în: ROMANIA LITERARA, Bucureşti, 25 IV 1985
  • Ursulescu, Octavian - CRONICĂ. MELODIILE ANULUI 1985, în: ROMANIA LIBERA, Bucureşti, 21 I 1986
  • Ursulescu, Octavian -  O CERTITUDINE A CALITĂŢII ARTISTICE ŞI EDUCATIVE, în: SCÎNTEIA.TINERETULUI, Bucureşti, 24 IV 1986
  • Oţeanu, Smaranda - VALORIFICAREA FILONULUI FOLCLORIC – SURSĂ A ORIGINALITĂŢII CREAŢIEI ARTISTICE, în: SCÎNTEIA, Bucureşti, 6 VII 1986
  • Oţeanu, Smaranda - PE ECRANE ÎN LUNA APRILIE, în ROMANIA LIBERA, Bucureşti, 2 IV 1988
  • Pantajoglu, Ludmila - CRONICA LA UIMITOARELE AVENTURI ALE MUŞCHETARILOR, în: CONTEMPORANUL, Bucureşti, 15 IV 1988
  • Le Quotidien, 21 January 2008 - UGDA Laureats 2007 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • English, French, Luxembourgish

ADDRESS

  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
 

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