A little about me...

Victor Alexandru Colțea (b. 1986, Romania) is a composer and the artistic director of the ensemble Sargo. He studied at the National University of Music – Bucharest, Hochschule für Musik und Theater – Hamburg, and at the Hoschule für Musik – Luzern. His main teachers where the composers Dieter Ammann, Dan Dediu and Fredrik Schwenk. He has also participated in composition seminars and master-classes given by composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Bernhard Lang, Lucian Mețianu, Beat Furrer, Peter Michael Hamel, Octavian Nemescu, Doina Rotaru, Enno Poppe.

He won several prizes and scholarships, among them, the first Prize at the Mendelssohntage Aarau 2017, the prize for musical creation for 2014 given by the Romanian Academy of Science and Arts, the special prize of George Enescu Museum at the “International Composition Competition George Enescu”, the prize of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists for the chamber vocal section with the piece “Zori”, etc. His creations include symphonic and chamber music with or with out electronics, music for theatre, short-films, and for interactive installations, such as the one for the Paul Signac Exhibition at the Romanian National Art Museum.

His pieces were performed in different concert halls throughout Europe, by different ensembles and orchestras like Luzern Sinfonieorchester, Thüringer Symphoniker Orchestra, Ensemble recherche, Ensemble Phœnix–Basel, Ensemble Sargo, Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble, Ensemble Fractales,  etc., but also in different music festivals, such as Lucerne Festival, Blurred Edges (Hamburg); EuropArt (Bruxelles); Impuls Academy | Festival (Graz); International Week of New Music (Bucharest), Innersound International Festival (Bucharest); Saxopen World Festival and Congress for Saxophone (Strasbourg); Cully Classique (Cully), New Music Days, Szenenwechsel (Lucerne), etc.