Born in Braila in 1967, Dan Dediu is one oft he central figures in Romania’s musical life. He teaches composition and formal analysis at the University of Bucharest, whose rector he has also been since 2008. At the same time, he heads the department of composition and is the director of the new music ensemble Profil. After studying at the Bucharest Music University, he completed his studies at the Music Academy in Vienna, where he studied composition with Francis Burt. In 1998 Dediu was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. His catalogue of works now comprises more than 150 compositions; in addition to three operas (Post-fictiunea, 1995, Münchhausen – Herr der Lügen, 2002, Eva!, 2006), Dediu has written many chamber music works ranging from duets to octets, choral works and songs as well as four symphonies and large-scale orchestral works. The audience at Young Euro Classic already witnessed his two compositions Grana (2003) and Frenesia (2012).