Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Living American Classical Music From The Nation's Capital [Not Soon To Be On The New Classical WETA-FM]: Composer Tudor Dominik Maican

"Composer Tudor Dominik Maican has received more than 40 international awards and honors for his work, a remarkable accomplishment for a 17 year old. In 2006 alone, he received top honors at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory's Competition for Young Composers, Italy 's Cultural Music Association's 7 th Annual International Competition for Solo Instrument (piano), and, for the second time, the Juilliard School of Music's Annual Competition for Young Composers.

This year Dominik was also named Composer-in-Residence Fellow at Dumbarton Concerts in Washington , DC . The fellowship includes commissions for four works to be premiered by the internationally acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.

“A four-year residency is very unusual, but then so is Dominik,” said Connie Zimmer, Executive Director of Dumbarton Concerts. “His talent and imagination simply blow us away, and we are thrilled to be part of this young man's exciting musical journey.”

Dominik began playing the piano at the age of three, and by five he was composing. He has written four symphonies, numerous instrumental works and a requiem. He spends weekends commuting from his home in suburban Washington , DC to Juilliard's Pre-College Division, where he begins his fifth year as a scholarship student this fall. At Juilliard, Dominik has studied with Anthony Abel, Ira Taxin and Olegna Fuschi. He also has studied with composer Karlheinz Stockhausen in Germany."

Dumbarton Concerts


The Borromeo String Quartet performs string quartets by Tudor Dominik Maican, Beethoven, and Shostakovich this Saturday, April 14, 2007, at 8 PM; as part of the Dumbarton [Georgetown] Concerts.

Young Washington, D.C. area - based American classical composer Tudor Dominik Maican with Mature European classical composer and classical music mentor Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Neither will ever have their music broadcast on the new Classical WETA-FM Lite, in the Nation's Capital (though like Wagner before him in 1876, Stockhausen and his music played an important role in the Nation's Capital Bicentenniel Celebrations, in 1976.)

Photo credit: (c) Tudor Dominik Maican via Dumbarton Concerts site. With thanks.


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