Cristian Bence-Muk – Composer and Director of the Composition and Conducting Department at the Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca
Cristian Bence-Muk (born on 31 st of August1978, Deva) graduated Composition at Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy, Cluj Napoca, Romania with PhD Prof. Hans Peter Türk in 2002 and in 2005 obtained the Academic Title PhD in Music with the specialization „Musical creation” with PhD Prof. Cornel Ţăranu.
Curently Cristian Bence-Muk teaches „Form and Musical Analysis ” and „Composition” at Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy and starting 2015 has become the Director of the Composition and Conducting Department within the same instituition.
His compositions includes choral pieces, vocal, chamber, symphonic, vocal symphonic works, chamber opera and ballet. Cristian was awarded various national prizes and his works were performed in concerts in Romania and abroad ( France, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, U.S.A., etc) and were published in Romania and Switzerland.
As a project manager, he coordonated two project financed by the National Council of Research named: Analitical and creative investments in the balet and chamber symphony genres in the contemporane national and universal creation (2006-2007) and The artistic and social impact of the contemporane musical creation in the 21 Century through the relation: composer – performer – public (2010 – 2013). These project have stimulated the composition, interpretation and the musicology research in the contemporary music domanin.
In 2013 he arranged and orchestrated 14 vocal-symphonic carols, reunited on a CD that has been distributed and sold nationaly, together with the National Jurnal in more than 6000 pieces.