Paul Pintilie (România)
Born in Rădăuți in 1990, Paul Pintilie chose the path of music from the first years of his life, showing a special interest in piano. Thus, Paul decided to attend the courses of the Octav Băncilă National College of Arts in Iași, then continuing his university studies in composition at the George Enescu National University of Arts Iași, under the guidance of prof. Dr. Ciprian Ion.
The study of the piano was completed by his initiation as a tutor at the previously graduated College, and the later studies led to a doctoral research, ending with the title of Doctor of Music in December 2019, under the guidance of Prof. Univ. Dr. Gheorghe Dutica.
During his training, Paul Pintilie had the honor of studying and absorbing information from illustrious teachers of the art of musical composition, such as Wolfram Wagner, Péter Szegő, Cristian Misievici and Viorel Munteanu.
His compositions cover a diverse area, from solo works for piano, flute, clarinet to chamber works (brass quintets, string quartets) and symphonic works (Missa Harmonis – for choir, orchestra and jazz combo, Near the Sun – Concerto for orchestra), as well as music written for theatre plays, Pop works, Jazz, etc.
Being a lover of Jazz and Pop music, the study of these stylistic branches proceeded in parallel with academic training, highlighted by repeated participations in competitions and festivals (Jazz Festivals in Târgu Mureș, Sibiu, or Jazz Locomotive Budapest). Meetings with contemporary artists who revolutionized pop music also contributed to his continuous formation, Paul sharing the stage with: Jennifer Batten and Sam Sims (instrumentalists in Michael Jackson’s band), members of the bands Smokie and Scorpions.
Paul considers that any theoretical information of an academic nature is a sine qua non condition of the interpretive or creative artistic act, without, of course, marginalizing the force of musical feeling and intuition that gives uniqueness to each individual musician.