Dinu Ghezzo received his education in theory, conducting, and in composition at the Romanian Conservatory in Bucharest (1964 & 1966), and subsequently earned a PhD. in composition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973. He is a professor of music at New York University, and director of the NYU Composition Studies. Dr. Ghezzo is much involved in national and international music projects, as founder and director of the INMC Inc. (International Music Consortium), the Assisi International Music Days, among others, and is past director of ANMC Inc., Todi International Music Days, Gubbio Festival, Molfetta Festival, CIPAM Festival in Montevarchi (Italy), Constanta International Music Days, The Week of Romanian American Music in Oradea, Romania, the ICIA Inc. (International Composers and Interactive Artists), etc.
He is a recipient of a honorary doctorate from Ovidius University, Constanta (Romania), and of many awards, prizes, residences, and commissions: Fulbright Senior Scholar (2006), visiting composer at the American Academy in Rome, composer-in-residence at Dresden Festival and guest composer at the Berlin Hochschuel der Kunste (Germany), at the Jerusalem Music Academy (Israel) and at the Music Academy in Krakow (Poland), CAPS Award - New York, George Enescu Awards, ASCAP Awards, NYSCA and NEA Grants, leading international ensembles and soloists, and residencies as guest composer, conductor and performer.
His music is published by Editions Salabert of Paris, by Musica Scritta, the AIM Press (Italy), TGE (Milan, Rome), Calabrese Brothers Music and by Seesaw Music Corporation, New York.
He serves on many national and international board of directors and juries such as The Pierre Schaeffer Composition Competition, Georges Enesco Competition, INMC Inc,
etc. He had major performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, Zankel Hall at Carnegie, Merkin Hall, Monday Evening Concert in Los Angeles, and many appearances at international festivals and conferences, in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cologne, Rome, Florence, Venice, Budapest, Tokyo, Seoul, etc.
His compositions are featured on several Orion Master Recording albums, on several Capstone Records, on Ariel Records, as well as on TGE Switzerland, (Tirreno Gruppo Editoriale), WDR Cologne, Helsinki Radio, Raum Klang (Bayerischer Rundfunk) and Grenadilla label.
Biographical entries in Baker Music Dictionary, the Geschichte und Gegenwart, Who’s Who in Music, J. Machlis Contemporary Composers, etc.Web Site:
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