- Irina Boga
(b Bucharest, Romania, April 18, 1945). Canadian composer and musicologist of Romanian descent. After musical studies at the University of Music in Bucharest (with Tiberiu Olah, Dan Constantinescu, and Aurel Stroe) she obtained the PhD in musicology from the University of Montreal, under the supervision of André Prévost. In 1987 she immigrated to Canada where she became a professor at the Royal Music Conservatory in Ottawa (teaching harmony, counterpoint, musical analysis, orchestration, composition, and computer-assisted music) and associated composer at the Canadian Music Centre, and founded her own musical publishing house. Maya Badian is a senior theoretical examiner for the College of Examiners. Her catalogue includes compositions for almost all genres: symphonic music (e.g. Holocaust—In Memoriam, Symphony), concertos dedicated to different instruments (e.g. the Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Guitar Concerto, Clarinet and Saxophone Double Concerto, Marimba and Vibraphone Double Concerto, and the Concerto Grosso for Timpani, Trumpet and String Orchestra), music for choir and orchestra (e.g. ...