Archive

2014

Past Concerts
21.11.2014.My new work "It’s a Jester’s Life 2" for chamber orchestra will be premiered by Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt at Salle Claude Champagne of the University Vincent D’Indy from Montral. The concert starts at 19:30.
29.08.2014."The Garden with the Crystal fountain" for electric harp end live electronics will be performed by Miriam Klein Strandberg at Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden at 19:00.
03.07.2014.Korvat Auki Ensemble will perform an improvisation concert at the Time of Music festival in Viitasaari Finland. The program includes my piece" ”The Garden with Crystallized Cheese Fountain”. The concert starts at 22:00.
12.06.2014. A recording of my piece based on Octavian Balea’s text and pictures entitled "Little Memory Stories" will be presented at the F64 Studio in Bucharest during Balea’s portfolio presentation. The event starts at 19:00.
12.06.2014. Accordionists Mia Cojbasic and Josip Nemet will perform my accordion duo "Modern Promenade" at Korjaamo art gallery in Helsinki from 12:00.
31.05.2014. Matei Gheorghiu will have 5 pieces in an interdisciplinary concert entitled “Recollection”. This project that combines music, photography and paining has been done in collaboration with photographer Octavian Balea and painter Elina Nissinen. The pieces are “Piano sonata no. 2”, “Ratio Spei” , ”Good Freedom”, “Ihana surullinen ilta” and “Little Memory Stories”. Place: Balder hall, Helsinki at 19:00.
17.05.2014. My piece based on Octavian Balea’s text and pictures entitled "Little Memory Stories" will be premiered at the Sibelius Academy’s concert hall in Helsinki at 19:00. The music is provided by the Korvat Auki ensemble.
26.04.2014. Soprano Anni Ranki and pianist Tuomas Turiago will perform my song "Ihana surullinen ilta". Place: Pirkanmaan Musiikkiopisto at 18:00.
18.01.2014. Matei Gheorghiu Composition Concert : Sibelius Academy's Conducting Class' Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble will perform the orchestral pieces "A Story of the Sun and the Moon", "It's a Jester's Life", "Dialogue with a Forbidden Muse" and the choral piece "Zestrea lui Zamolxe" . Place: Music House's Harjoitussali, Helsinki at 14:00.
Other News
November 2014
Matei Gheorghiu will be one of the composers in residence at The Forum in Montreal Canada with Le NEM (Nouvel Ensemble Moderne). The residence included not only rehearsals and concerts with our pieces but also interviews, presentations, discussions and seminars given by the resident composers to the composition students of the Vincent d’Indy University.
May 2014
Matei Gheorghiu was re-elected for a 4th term as the chairman of Korvat Auki.
Matei Gheorghiu received a commission grant from Teosto foundation for composing "Piano sonata no.3"
April 2014
Matei Gheorghiu received a commission grant from Madetoja säätiö for composing "Piano sonata no.3"
February 2014
Matei Gheorghiu was elected as vice-chairman of Cydenius Kapelli.
January 2014
Matei Gheorghiu was selected, along with 6 other young Finnish composers, for the 5th and final possible time to represent Finland at the Ung Nordisk Musik festival in Malmö – Sweden with the piece "The Garden with the Crystal Fountain".

2013

Past Concerts
08.12.2013 Matei Gheorghiu will perform as part of the Korvat Auki Ensemble a concert of improvised contemporary music at the Tuomiokirkko chapel in Turku at 14:00.
28.11.2013 Sibelius Academy’s Vocal Ensemble (choir) conducted by Edward Cooper will perform my piece "Zestrea lui Zamolxe" at Sibelius Academy’s concert hall at 19:00.
22.11.2013 Kiril Kozlovsky (piano) will perform my piece "Piano Sonata no. 2 " at ’t Mosterdzaadje, Santpoort-Noord Netherlands at 20:00.
21.08.2013 Kiril Kozlovsky (piano) will perform my piece "Piano Sonata no. 2 " at Levinsalen, Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway at 19:30.
14.08.2013 HelTen Brass Ensemble will perform my piece "Finnair Fanfare" (w.p.) at Music House’s Camerata in Helsinki at 19:00.
19.06.2013 Emili Losier (soprano) and Tuomas Juutilainen (piano) will perform my song ”Ihana surullinen ilta” (w.p.) at the Grace Baptist church in Hope, British Columbia Canada at 19:00.
26.05.2013 Ona Damanskaite (French horn) and Maritta Manner (piano) will perform my pieces "Ratio Spei" and "Good Freedom" at the concert hall of Sibelius Acadamy at 19:00. World premiere of "Good Freedom"
04.04.2013 Lily-Marlene Puusepp will perform my piece "The Garden with the Crystal Fountain" for electric harp and live electronics at the big hall of Helsinki Konservatorio at 19:00. The electronics will be provided by Timo Kurkikangas
05.02.2013 Itzam Zapata and Szymon Pietrzak (guitars), Sebastian Dumitrescu (electric bass guitar), Matei Gheorghiu (keyboard, kalimbas and glockenspiel) and Melanie Orenius (photography) will perform my piece "Popobawa" (w.p.) at Suvilahti Tiivistämö in Helsinki as part of the Musica Nova festival at 22:00.
Other News
December 2013
Matei Gheorghiu received a working grant for his composing of 3.000 Euros from the Sibelius Foundation.
October 2013
Matei Gheorghiu became a member of Cydenius Kapelli (a society of musicians from Kokkola) in October and joined the board later in November.
Matei Gheorghiu became a member of the Korvat Auki Ensemble as a keyboardist.
September 2013
Here are my pieces "Ratio Spei" and "Good Freedom" for French horn and piano, now on YouTube:
August 2013
Matei Gheorghiu became a theory teacher at the Keski-Pohjanmaan Konservatorio in Kokkola Finland.
July 2013
Check out my newest addition to my playlist, the choir piece "Zestrea lui Zamolxe":
June 2013
Matei Gheorghiu was elected the chairman of the young Finnish composers' society "Korvat Auki" (Ears Open society) for a third term on.
Check out my newest addition to my playlist, the septet "Aurora Borealis":
March 2013
Facebook page launched: www.facebook.com/pages/Matei-Gheorghiu-composer/
Matei Gheorghiu -official website launched
December 2012
Matei Gheorghiu received a working grant for his composing of 3.000 Euros from the Sibelius Foundation.