- Octavian Cosma
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(b Bucharest, July 13, 1953). Romanian composer, active in Germany. After studying composition at the ‘Ciprian Porumbescu’ Music Conservatory in Bucharest and specializing with Miriam Marbe (1977–8), she taught at the George Enescu Highschool (1978–82). In 1982 she received a grant to study in the Federal Republic of Germany and settled there. She taught at the Hochschule für Evangelische Kirchenmusik in Heidelberg (1987–90), at the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt/Main (1989–91), and at the Fachakademie fur Evangelische Kirchenmusik Bayreuth (1990–96), and since 1996 she has been professor of applied composition at Oldenburg University. Her works have been performed worldwide and she has been awarded many commissions and prizes. She has lectured in Europe, South Africa, and the USA. Dinescu is receptive to new compositional techniques and systems. She achieved stylistic individuality during the post-serial period when Romanian composers asserted their avant-garde tendencies against the restrictive totalitarian ideology. Her time spent collecting and studying Romanian folk music (...