Ștefan Diaconu (România)
Ștefan Diaconu is active both as a flautist and conductor, as well as music engraver, arranger and teacher. Among his latest achievements is the recording of an album which contains the complete works for Wind Instruments by Dinu Lipatti, together with V Coloris Wind Quintet, an ensemble with great international achievements. As a music engraver he completed many major projects, the first re-edited collection of George Enescu’s Symphonies in collaboration with Radio France and the very first edition of “Complete work for Wind Instruments” by Dinu Lipatti.
Ștefan graduated with a Masters in orchestral studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music from Copenhagen and now is pursuing a Soloist Class at the Danish National Academy of Music in Odense, as well as writing his PhD thesis at the National University of Music in Bucharest. He graduated from two Bachelor programmes in Bucharest, studying Flute and Orchestral Conducting.
He was awarded multiple prizes at international music competitions, such as Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition, Eugene Ysaye International Competition, Petrichor International Music Competition, Bucharest Wind Competition.
As a soloist, one of the highlights was the premiere of the composition “Certo, con flauto” for flute, percussion and orchestra dedicated to him by the famous young Romanian composer Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi. The work was premiered with the Danish Youth Orchestra and conductor Morten Ryelund at the Romanian Athenaeum from Bucharest.
Currently, Ștefan is coordinating multiple cultural projects which aim to spotlight Romanian music: editing the complete orchestral works by George Enescu, organizing special music workshops at the National University of Music in Bucharest and organizing the newest chamber music festival dedicated to wind instruments – Once Upon Festival in Copenhagen.