- Florinela Popa
(b Bucharest, Romania, Nov 27, 1966). Romanian musicologist and pianist . She read musicology at the National University of Music Bucharest, where she has been teaching since 1993, and where she currently works as a professor. She has held courses in musicology, stylistics, and theories of musical performance, and has served as doctoral supervisor (since 2010). She has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin/Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, and a permanent Fellow of New Europe College (since 2010). She was later appointed Vice-Rector of New Europe College, and has, since 2014, held the office of Rector of the same institute for advanced study. In 2010 she founded Musicology Today, an online journal, where she serves as editor-in-chief.
One of the major interests of her musicological research has been the Romanian music of recent decades, and she has lucidly traced the interconnected relationship between it and the variegated and variable facets of contemporary European music. Her other major concern has been the different aspects involved in the concept of musical style (with particular reference to mannerism and rhetoric). Valentina Sandu-Dediu is the author of ten books published in Romania and Germany, of over 30 studies and 300 articles, and of several books of university lectures. She has developed a number of radio shows. In addition, she has also worked as a performer, appearing on stage and in recordings (CDs recorded in Romania with Aurelian Octav Popa, in Germany, for Neos, with Dan Dediu, and in Boston, for Albany, with Ray Jackendoff). She has been the distinguished recipient of several national and international awards, among them the Prize of the Romanian Academy (...