Adrian Mocanu

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Adrian Mocanu was born in 1989 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He was studying music composition at P. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, and in 2019 started postgraduate studies in electroacoustic composition at Centro Superior de Enseñanza Musical Katarina Gurska in Madrid, Spain. He participated in various composition master classes with composers Beat Furrer, Raphaël Cendo, Philippe Hurel, Peter Ablinger, Francesco Filidei, Johannes Schöllhorn, Caspar Johannes Walter, Clemens Gadenstätter, Martin Schüttler, Helena Tulve, Stefan Prins, João Pedro Oliveira, Mauricio Sotelo and Jaime Reis during various workshops in Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Hungary. 

He was the winner of the 38th Young Composer Competition – Frederic Mompou International Award in Barcelona in September 2017. In 2019, he received  the second prize of IV International Composition Competition GMCL/Jorge Peixinho in Lisbon and the third prize of I International Composers Competition "New Music Generation-2019" in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. He was also one of the finalists of ‘Latino Voices’ project by USA-based ensemble Anima Vox Duo in 2018. In 2019 he received the ‘Gaude Polonia’ scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of Poland and was taking classes with professor Paweł Łukaszewski at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He was a participant of the second edition of ‘CoOPERAtion’ laboratory for composers and playwrights (Moscow, 2018/19), and his opera ‘Feux follets’, which was commissioned for this workshop, was premiered at Archstoyanie festival in Russia in July 2019. Among other festivals where his music was played were the Warsaw Autumn, musikprotokoll, VANG. Músicas en vanguardia and Festival Mixtur

His works have been performed in Ukraine (Kyiv and Lviv), Poland (Warsaw and Lublin), Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod), Estonia (Narva), Czech Republic (Prague), Austria (Graz), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastián), Portugal (Lisbon and Montijo), Italy (Trento and San Giustino), Mexico (Cholula), Brazil (São João del Rei) and USA (New York, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Fort Worth). 

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Lamento de metal, rumor de alambre, voz de junco, también latido, vena for bass flute, tenor saxophone and piano (2019)
De ellos no resta ni memoria for string quartet (2018)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Metamorphoses: nychterídes for large ensemble (2019)

String Quartet


De ellos no resta ni memoria for string quartet (2018)

Solo Voice and Accompaniment


Este amoroso tormento for soprano and bass flute (2018)

Solo Instrument


Ecos en una cuerda for piano (2018)
...aux lisières lointaines for solo violin (2015)

Symphony Orchestra


Sólo queda el desierto for large orchestra (2016)
...aux lisières lointaines for solo violin (2015)
De ellos no resta ni memoria for string quartet (2018)
Ecos en una cuerda for piano (2018)
Este amoroso tormento for soprano and bass flute (2018)
Lamento de metal, rumor de alambre, voz de junco, también latido, vena for bass flute, tenor saxophone and piano (2019)
Metamorphoses: nychterídes for large ensemble (2019)
Sólo queda el desierto for large orchestra (2016)