Ciprian Para – Permanent conductor of the Ave Musica Choir, PhD Proffesor in Choir Conducting at the Gherge Dima Music Academy
The conductor Ciprian Para, university lecturer, Ph.D. of “Gh. Dima” Music Academy, began his music training at “Ion Vidu” Music High School in Timişoara, continuing his studies at “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, major: conducting the academic choir, class of the university professor Florentin Mihăescu.
After graduating from the university studies, Ciprian Para continued to train himself at “Santa Cecilia” Music Conservatory in Rome; he took part to conducting courses in Sion (Swiss), Montilla and Melilla (Spain), completing his knowledge in the field of conducting the choir and orchestra.
As important, for the professional perfection of the conductor Ciprian Para, was the large number of choir, symphonic and vocal-symphonic concerts (over 600), organised with the Choir Ensemble Ave Musica of “Gh. Dima” Music Academy, Cappella Transylvanica Choir, Antifonia Choir, the Symphonic Orchestra of “S. Toduţă” Music High School, Theophania Choir, Vox Transylvana Choir, Astra Choir, with other choir and orchestra ensembles, with which he had numerous co-operations. We should also mention the symphonic choirs and orchestras of the Philharmonics in Brașov, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Sibiu, Timişoara. A special experience for the conductor was formed by the concerts sustained in France, Germany, Italy,Portugal, Spain and Hungary.
The title of Music Ph.D., obtained in the year 2003, with the thesis “Conducting Approach as Accomplishment Factor of An Interpretation Concept”, indicates another side of his activity, that of music research, strongly connected to the conducting practice, and illustrated by the two volumes published in the year 2005: “Interpretation Concept in the Conducting Approach” and “The Relation of the Conductor with the Music Ensemble”.
The artistic activity of the conductor Ciprian Para is closely connected to the didactical one, and his repertoire includes works belonging to different genres, that illustrate stylistically the great epochs in the history of universal and Romanian music, comprised in choir anthologies that he made for a didactic purpose.