2018

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December

Awarded a working grant from Sibelius rahasto.

June

“Sonata no. 2 for piano” part of a CD released with piano music performed by Kirill Kozlovski entitled "Shostakovich in context".

May

Awarded a working grant from Pro Musica.

Concerts

31 Nov.

"Sonata no.3 for piano" (first movement), performed by Risto-Matti Marin.

Hall of the Univeristy of Helsinki

06 Nov.

"Petunia", performed by Zagros Ensemble and Petri Kommulainen cond.

Musiikitalo-Paavo, part of Klang concert series, Helsinki

01 Aug. 19:00

"Le fume de melodie", performed by trio Sufira.

St.Laurentii Church, Söderköping, Sweden

19 Jul. 12:00

"Le fume de melodie", performed by trio Sufira.

Pyhän Laurin kirkko, Vantaa

08 Jul. 18:00

"Le fume de melodie", performed by trio Sufira.

Finströms church, Åland Islands

07 Jul. 18:00

"Le fume de melodie", performed by trio Sufira.

St.Görans Church, Maarianhamina, Åland Islands

02 May 19:00

"The Garden with the Crystal Fountain” performed by Sanni Korpelainen, electric harp.

Musiikitalo - Camerata, Helsink

17 Apr. 19:00

"The Garden with the Crystal Fountain” performed by Sanni Korpelainen, electric harp.

Musiikitalo - Black Box, Helsinki

10 Mar. 11:30

"Le fume de melodie", performed by trio Sufira.

Paavlain kirkko, Helsinki

14 Jan. 19:00

"Le fume de melodie", performed by trio Sufira.

St. Henry’s  Ecumenical Art Chapel, Turku

Concerts

08 Dec. 19:00

"Le fume de melodie” performed by trio Sufira.

Vanha kirkko, Helsinki

18 Nov. 19:00

”Le fume de melodie” performed by trio Sufira.

Lux musicae festival, Siuntio church. WORLD PREMIERE

August

”Mountain Madness (Turrican)” an orchestral version and arrangement on the same piece by Chris Huelsbeck, was recorded by Norrköping Symphony Orchestra  (Sweden) conducted by Eckehard Stier and a the album will be released later in 2017.

01 Apr. 21:30

Matei Gheorghiu will perform as part of Korvat Auki ensemble at the Tallinn Music Week a concert of improvised music.

White Hall, Tallinn.

2017

December

Orchestral arrangement for the piece “Mountain Madness” by Chris Huelsbeck, released on a digital album entitled "Turrican Orchestral Selections”.

June

”Sonata no. 3 for piano” part of a CD realeased with Finnish piano music performed by Risto-Matti Marin entitled ”Sixth Sense”.

May

Awarded a working grant from Arts Promotion Center Finland.

April

Started working in the working group committee for equality of the Society of Finish Composers.

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2016

September

Doctoral studies in composition started at the Sibelius Academy.

May

Awarded a working grant from MES.

January

Elected vice-chairman at Korvat Auki ry.

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Concerts

29 Aug. 19:00

"Triple concerto for flute, clarinet, percussion and orchestra" premiered by Kaisa Kortelainen (flute), Taavi Oramo (clarinet), Daniel Bolado Garcia (percussion) and Kuopio Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Atso Almila. Part of Pasimusic Festival.

Kuopio Music Center.

14 May 18:00

“2 prelude for piano”, performed by Matei Gheorghiu.

Romanian Embassy in Finland.

28 Apr. 19:00

”Sonata no.3 for piano” performed by Risto-Matti Marin.

Steinway Gallery in Helsinky

24 Apr. 13:00

“2 prelude for piano”, performed by Matei Gheorghiu.

Concert Hall of the Keski-Pohjanmaan Konservatorio, Kokkola.

18 Mar. 19:00

”From the Day the Grass Smelled Green”  performed by NYKY Ensemble.

Camerata, Musiikkitalo, in Helsinki

Concerts

30 Aug. 15:00

”Sonata no.2 for piano”  performed by Kiril Kozlovsky.

Church of Taipalsaari in Taipalsaari, Finland

15 Aug. 

Perform at Flow festival in Helsinki with the Korvat Auki Ensemble.

Flow festival, Helsinki

31 May 19:30

”Laki ollos itsellesi” performed by Akateeminen Laulu with Edward Ananian-Cooper as conductor.

Kallio church , in Helsinki

25 May 19:00

”Drunk’s Poem” performed by Petteri Lehikoinen (baritone) and Jaso Sasaki (violin).

Aino Ackte hall of Sibelius Academy , in Helsinki

16 May 17:00

”Laki ollos itsellesi” performed by Akateeminen Laulu with Edward Ananian-Cooper as conductor.

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, in Stockholm, Swede
 

15 May 18:00

”Laki ollos itsellesi” performed by Akateeminen Laulu with Edward Ananian-Cooper as conductor.

Helga Trefaldighets church, in Uppsala, Sweden

12 Apr. 17:00

New version of "Whirlwind mile" (former known as "Finnair Fanfare") performed by the Student conductors’ wind orchestra with Melanie Brooks as conductor.

Black Box in Musiikkitalo in Helsinki

12 Mar. 19:00

"Ihana surullinen ilta" performed by Marja Kari, soprano and Sidrit Tushe, piano.

Metropolia’s concert hall in Helisnk

2015

December

Awarded a working grant from Sibelius rahasto.

October

Awarded a working grant from Alfred Kordelinin säätiö.

September

Elected as grant strategist at Korvat Auki ry.

July

Matei Gheorghiu’s chairmanship at the Ears Open society will end. He has been the longest lasting and first foreign chairman of the society with 4 years.

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2014

November

Participating in “Le Forum” residence in Montreal with NEM (Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne). The residence includes rehearsals, concerts, interviews, masterclasses and discussions with the 8 resident composers. “It’s a Jester’s Life 2” was written for this occasion and it will be premiered during the residency.

May

Re-elected for a 4th term as the chairman of Korvat Auki.
Commission grant from Teosto foundation for composing "Piano sonata no.3"

April

Commission grant received from Madetoja foundation.

February

Elected as vice-chairman of Cydenius Kapelli.

January

Selected for the 5ht and last time to take part in Ung Nordisk Musik festival in Malmö – Sweden with the piece "The Garden with the Crystal Fountain”.

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Concerts

21 Nov. 19:30

"It’s a Jester’s Life 2" for chamber orchestra premiered by Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt.

Salle Claude Champagne of the University Vincent D’Indy from Montreal

29 Aug. 19:00

"The Garden with the Crystal fountain" for electric harp end live electronics performed by Miriam Klein Strandberg.

Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden

03 Jul. 22:00

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”.

Time of Music festival in Viitasaari Finland

12 Jun. 19:00

A recording of "Little Memory Stories" based on Octavian Balea’s text and pictures presented at the F64 Studio in Bucharest during Balea’s portfolio presentation.

F64 Studio in Bucharest

12 Jun. 12:00

"Modern Promenade", performed by accordionists Mia Cojbasic and Josip Nemet.

Korjaamo art gallery in Helsinki

31 May 19:00

Interdisciplinary composition concert which includes “Moderne Promenade”, “Piano sonata no. 2”, “Ratio Spei”,” Good Freedom”, “Ihana surullinen ilta” and “Little Memory Stories” in collaboration with photographer and author Octavian Balea and painter Elina Nissinen. Performers: Mia Cojbasic and Josip Nemet accordion, Maritta Manner and Kiril Kozlovsky piano, Annami Hylkilä soprano, Julian Leslie French horn, Korvat Auki Ensemble.

Balder hall, Helsinki

17 May 19:00

"Little Memory Stories" based on Octavian Balea’s text and pictures performed by Korvat Auki Ensemble. (W.P.).

Sibelius Academy’s concert hall in Helsinki

26 Apr. 18:00

"Ihana surullinen ilta" prformed by soprano Anni Ranki and pianist Tuomas Turiago. (W.P.).

Pirkanmaan Musiikkiopisto

18 Jan. 14:00

“Atso’s Corner” composition concert which includes large scale works “A Story of the Sun and the Moon", "It's a Jester's Life", "Dialogue with a Forbidden Muse" and "Zestrea lui Zamolxe". Performers: Sibelius Academy’s conducting class’ orchestra, Sibelius Academy’s Vocal Ensemble, conductors Andreas Vogelsberger, Jutta Seppinen, Kara Koskinen and Edward Ananian-Cooper, host: Atso Almila.

Music House's Harjoitussali, Helsinki

Concerts

28 Nov. 19:00

"Zestrea lui Zamolxe" performed by Sibelius Academy’s Vocal Ensemble and conducted by Edward Ananian-Cooper.

Sibelius Academy’s Concert Hall

22 Nov. 20:00

“Piano Sonata no. 2 " performed by Kiril Kozlovsky.

’t Mosterdzaadje, Santpoort-Noord, Netherlands

21 Aug. 19:30

“Piano Sonata no. 2 " performed by Kiril Kozlovsky.

Levinsalen, Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway

14 Aug. 19:00

“Finnaire Fanfare” performed by HelTen brass ensemble. (W.P.).

Music House’s Camerata in Helsinki

19 Jun. 19:00

"Ihana surullinen ilta”performed by Emili Losier (sopr.) and Tuomas Juutilainen (piano). (W.P.).

Grace Baptist church in Hope, British Columbia, Canada

26 May 19:00

“Ratio Spei” and “Good Freedom” (W.P.) performed by Ona Damanskaite (horn) and Maritta Maner (piano).

Concert Hall of Sibelius Acadamy. World premiere of "Good Freedom"

04 Apr. 19:00

The Garden with the Crystal Fountain" performed by Lily-Marlene Puusepp (harp) and Timo Kurkikangas (electronics).

The big hall of Helsinki Konservatorio

15 Feb. 22:00

“Popobawa” performed by Szymon Pietrzak and Itzam Zapata (guitars), Sebastian Dumitrescu (bass guitar), Matei Gheorghiu (keyboards and kalimba) and Melanie Orenius (lve photography). (W.P.)

Suvilahti Tiivistämö in Helsinki

2013

December

Working grant from Sibelius foundation.

October

Joined Cydeius Kapelli (society of musicians from Kokkola) in October, member of the board from November. Joined and founded Korvat Auki Ensemble together with other fellow Korvat Auki composers.

September

"Ratio Spei" and "Good Freedom" now on youtube.:

July

Started working as music theory teacher at the Keski-Pohjanmaan konservatorio. 

" Zestrea lui Zamolxe" on soundcloud as well as other tracks.

June

Elected chairman of Korvat Auki for a 3rd term. 

 "Aurora Borealis" on Soundcloud:

March

Facebook page launched: www.facebook.com/pages/Matei-Gheorghiu-composer/
Matei Gheorghiu -official website launched

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