Dan Dediu (piano); Valentina Sandu-Dediu (piano). Stereo/5.1 multichannel hybrid CD/SACD release that can be played on any CD player. "Dan Dediu, born in Braila/Romania in 1967, attended the music school in Bucharest from 1981 to 1985 and then studied until 1989 at the conservatory there with Stefan Niculescu and Dan Constantinescu. He supplemented his studies with Francis Burt, at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, and with a scholarship from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung in Hamburg and the Alban Berg Stiftung in Vienna. In 1991, he received first prize at the George Enescu International Composition Competition; that same year he became assistant professor for composition and form at the National University of Music in Bucharest. In 1994, he was visiting professor at Queen's University of Belfast and attended a course in computers for music at IRCAM in Paris. In 1999 and 2001, he was artistic director of the International Week of New Music Festival in Bucharest. Since 1990, Dan Dediu has been a member of the Romanian Association of Composers, since 1992 of the national group of the ISCM. In 1998, he became professor and in 2000, chair of the composition department at the National University of Music in Bucharest."