MIRCEA TIBERIAN

MIRCEA TIBERIAN

MIRCEA TIBERIAN (b. 1955, Cluj) is one of the most well-known and appreciated Romanian jazz performers. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Sibiu, the city with which his musical debut is connected, during the International Jazz Festival in 1974. Over the years, he went on stage with musicians such as Larry Coryell, Tomasz Stańko, Herb Robertson, John Betsch, Lisle Ellis, Maurice de Martin, Chris Dahlgren, Horst Nonnenmacher, Adam Pierończyk, Theo Jørgensen, Nicolas Simion and alongside extraordinary Romanian jazz artists, such as Johnny Răducanu, Anca Parghel, Dan Mândrilă. As a pianist and composer he has worked in various jazz, improvisation and New-Music set-ups.

Among the awards he received are the Romanian Composers and Musicologists Union Award (1990, 1996, 2000, 2003), the “Romanian Musician of the Year” Award (2003, 2007, 2008), as well as the Enescu – Brâncusi Scholarship, offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute (2006).

He was involved in intercultural projects such as Liniada (2000), Agnus Dei (2001), Les annes folles de Bucharest (2004), Jazz and Cinema (2005 – present), Dark (2006), Eurotique (2006), Jazzy Tarot – supported musical within the Metropolis Theater Bucharest (2007-2008). His work over the past two decades is documented in 19 albums, including: Magic Bird, Never Ending Story, Working Underground, Alone in Heaven, Hotel of Three Beginnings, Back To My Angel, Eleven, Viața lumii, Trei lumini, Palindrome.

He holds a doctorate in Music and teaches at the National University of Music in Bucharest, where he coordinates the Jazz Department, which he founded in 1991. Since 2004, he has been a professor at the ICon Arts Academy.

Among the awards he received are the Romanian Composers and Musicologists Union Award (1990, 1996, 2000, 2003), the “Romanian Musician of the Year” Award (2003, 2007, 2008), as well as the Enescu – Brâncusi Scholarship, offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute (2006).

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