Alin Gherman Resume
| Alin GHERMAN was born in 1981 in Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania, Romania. At the age of 11 he moved to Belgium and began piano studies.
At the age of 18, following a childhood experience in composing, he began composition lessons with Daniel CAPELLETTI at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles (Belgium) and completed a „Licence”/Master degree in 2006. At the same time he also received several „Premier Prix” degrees (Specialization) for piano performance (Dominique CORNIL), chamber music (Muhiddin DEMIRIZ) and solfeggio.
As part of an Erasmus exchange he also studied at the Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie with Zbigniew BARGIELSKI (composition), Marek CHOLONIEWSKI (electr. studio SME) and Rafal DELEKTA (conducting). As a recipient of a Swiss federal scholarship, he pursued his studies in the field of “ThÃ©Ã¢tre musical” with Georges APERGHIS, Xavier DAYER, Eric GAUDIBERT, Daniel OTT and Pierre SUBLET at the Hochschule der KÃ¼nste Bern from 2006 to 2008. In addition, he took the year-long course, “Music for Film, Theatre and Media” at the ZÃ¼rcher Hochschule der KÃ¼nste including lessons with Domenico FERRARI.
He attended masterclasses in Belgium, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania with Dan DEDIU, Jonathan HARVEY, Toshio HOSOKAWA, Michael JARRELL, Yan MARESZ, Olga Neuwirth, Helmut OEHRING, GÃ©rard PESSON, Erik PETERS, Doina ROTARU, FranÃ§ois SARHAN, Marco STROPPA, Peter SWINNEN and Lasse TORESSEN.
His composition “O poveste” was the “PRIZE-winning piece” of the International Competition Icon Arts Breaza (Ro) 2005. “Vlan ! petites annonces pour voix et piano” received the 2nd prize on the Roads to romanticism Int. Competition in Bucharest, 2008. He was awarded the Emile Agniez prize – CRMB Brussels for “PoÃ©sie perdue” and the Prix de la CrÃ©ation – Festival du Condroz Belgium for “Le samouraÃ¯ et la geisha”.
He has received commissions and requests from the Tonhalle ZÃ¼rich, Pro Helvetia, Festival d'orgues des Minimes - Bruxelles, CRMB Bruxelles, Ensemble Alternances (Suisse), Concours International de Musique de GenÃ¨ve (2009) and many other musicians and artists from theatre and video fields.
He participated in the multimedia experimental ateliers “x-med-k” of Nadine/FoAM (Brussels).
Currently he lives in Bern, Switzerland, and is pursuing a personal research project “Video Clips of -ThÃ©Ã¢tre musical- pieces” as part of a Master in Composition at the Hochschule der KÃ¼nste Bern with a minor in Conducting. The professors he studies with are Eric GAUDIBERT, Xavier DAYER and Ludwig WICKI.
Updated: January 20, 2010
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