Doina Rotaru

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Doina Rotaru (born 14 September 1951, Bucharest) is a Romanian composer best known for orchestral and chamber works.



Marilena Doinița Rotaru was born in Bucharest and studied with Tiberiu Olah at the Bucharest Conservatory in Bucharest from 1970-1975. In 1991, she continued her studies with Theo Loevendie in Amsterdam. In 1991 she also took a position as a professor at the National University of Music, and has served several times as a guest lecturer in Darmstadt, Germany and the Gaudeamus Composers Workshop in Amsterdam. Her music has been commissioned and performed internationally in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She is a member of the Romanian Composers Union. [1]

In 1986, Rotaru published an article with Liviu Comes on the counterpoint techniques of Johann Sebastian Bach and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina in Editura Muzicala.

Prizes and awards

Selected works

Besides orchestral and chamber works, Rotaru also composers choral and instructional pieces. Selected works include:

A number of recordings of Rotaru's music are available, including:

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  1. Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1995), The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers, Macmillan
  2. Doina Rotaru , retrieved 30 January 2013