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In memoriam Anton Șuteu
Several musicians, friends and former pupils were present in the auditorium of the Cantacuzino Palace in order to commemorate the composer. At the end of the Anton Șuteu tribute concert we asked Adrian Iorgulescu, the president of the Romanian Composers and Musicians Union to talk about his friendship and this professional relationship with Anton Șuteu.
"It has been a complex event and an opportunity to commemorate a very strong personality who has, to a great extent, influenced the destiny of Romanian pop music. He was a great composer, a man with a solid education - he graduated the Composition class at the National University of Music. And he has been like a founding father to this university because he has formed the Jazz - Pop music class.
In the eyes of all those gathered here today, he is a living presence. Personally, I had been friends with Anton Șuteu for decades. He has left his seal on an academic level and on the Composers and Musicians Union, has set up clear bench-marks in Romanian pop music and tied up many friendships. We, as composers, are granted this much, that our music should live on. And indeed, Anton Șuteu's music will live on."
Translated by Mihaela Melneciuc
MTTLC, Bucharest University