Ana Giurgiu-Bondue

Ana Giurgiu-Bondue has a versatile activity as an interpreter and composer (PhD at the National University of Music in Bucharest).

Her instrumental works for orchestra and chamber opera were brought to life in Romania, Italy, Germany, France, Austria, The Czech Republic and Chile.

In 2005 she moves to France and does a Master’s degree in musicology in Sorbona, Paris. She also studies the harpsichord and early music at the Orsay Conservatory (Paris area).

She also gave chamber music concerts as an accompanist in Romania, Germany, France, as well as collaborated with the Opera in Dijon, Lille, Paris and The Centre de Musique Baroque in Versailles.

In 2015, together with Xin Guérinet (violinist at the Lille Philharmonic), she founded the Orphica duo, with a vast repertoire featuring from Mozart to contemporary composers.

She later takes part as a violinist and composer at the Lille Opera (october 2018), joined by Laura Tătulescu, soprano, for a programme dedicated to French and Romanian composers.

Her work also concentrates on film soundtracks:

  • The dream of a clothespin (director: Șerban Jipa, featured as part of the InnerSound festival, Bucharest, 2013)
  • Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (broadcasted on the French TV channel France 5, 2014-2016)
  • The Voyage of Mr. Perrichon (feature film, broadcasted on France 5 and TV5 Monde, 2014 and 2017)
  • Hieronymus Bosch – The Devil with Angel’s Wings (documentary broadcasted on France 5 in 2017); the film features The concertino for harpsichord and Baroque instruments by Ana Giurgiu-Bondue as a musical illustration; the documentary was released on DVD by the National Audiovisual Institute in France.

Her most recent harpsichord composition was released on CD in 2018, as part of the Forqueray pieces, executed by the harpsichordist Michèle Dévérité and edited by the Harmonia Mundi record company (France).

The album has recently been awarded with the Diapason d’Or prize.

WHEN? Wensday, 29 august, 19:00 hours
WHERE? Cinema Elvire Popesco

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