Serban NICHIFOR, composer. Born: August 25, 1954, in Bucharest, Romania. Married to Liana ALEXANDRA, composer. Studies: National University of Music, Bucharest, PhD in Composition and Musicology; Theology Faculty, University of Bucharest, International courses of composition at Darmstadt, Weimar, Breukelen and Munchen, United States Information Agency grant – 1982. Present Position: Professor at the National University of Music, Bucharest (Chamber Music Department); Member of Vox Novus (USA), SABAM (Belgium), ECPMN (Holland), Vice-president of the Romania-Belgium Association, and co-director of the Nuova Musica Consonante-Living Music Foundation Inc. (U.S.A) Festival, with Liana ALEXANDRA. Officer of the Order of the Crown, conferred by His Majesty Albert the Second, King of Belgium. Selected Works & Prizes:
National University of Music Bucharest; University of Bucharest – Theology Faculty
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Among Nichifor’s prizes and honors are the 1977 Gaudeamus International Composers Award and the Belgian Order of the Crown (conferred in 2008).
Vox Novus New York; SABAM (Belgium); European Conference of Promoters of New Music (ECPNM), Amsterdam (Holland)