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George Ioan Păis wins the ‘Column of Infinity’ International Composition Contest

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 , ora 16.33

The judging of the first edition of the 'Column of Infinity' International Composition Contest has ended, a competition organized by the Pro Valores Asociation, a homage to the most important Romanian sculptor - Constantin Brâncuși, the genius from Hobița who had a decisive contribution to the renewal of the plastic language and vision in contemporary sculpture and whose 145 birthday is celebrated this year.

Participants from Italy, the Republic of Moldova and Romania had to let themselves inspirated by Constantin Brâncuși's art, therefore realizing a syncretic networking over time between plastic art and sound art. The jury, formed by remarkable personalities of contemporary music: Prof. Univ. Dr. Dan Dediu from the National University of Music from Bucharest, Prof. Univ. Dr. Ghenadie Ciobanu from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts from Chișinău and Dr. Diana Gheorghiu, composer and coordinator of the Creative Residence Program within the ICon Arts Festival and Academy, turned out to be very demanding.

The 1st place was won by the composition'The flight of the golden birds' by George Ioan Păis, the 2nd place was won by the composition 'The Column of Infinity' by Andrei Petrache, and the podium was closed by the creation of the Italian Francesco Vitucci - 'Triptych'.

You can see the complete results by accessing: http://asociatiaprovalores.ro.concursul-coloana-infinitului-rezultate/

This contest is a real launching platform for young creators. The winning creation will be interpreted on the stages of the International Week of New Music Festival from Bucharest, the 31st edition, and the Days of New Music Festival from Chișinău, the 30th edition. The other two awarded compositions will be presented within the ICon Arts Festival, the 19th edition (July 2021).

Translated by Codescu Paula-Silvia,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu