Coriolanus by William Shakespeare, directed by Alexandru Darie, with original score and sound design by Cristian Lolea will be premiered during the National Theatre Festival, on the 25th of October. More details, here: https://fnt.ro/2018/en/coriolanus-by-william-shakespeare.
Sonata for flute and piano will be performed by Matei Ioachimescu and Mara Dobrescu on their tour “Romanian Rhapsody”. More details about the concerts, here: http://romanianrhapsody.ro .
Profil Quartet will perform Cristian Lolea’s String Quartet in the “George Enescu” Festival, on September 23, at Aula Cantacuzino Hall, from 11pm. More details about the concert, here: http://festivalenescu.ro/en/program/profil-quartet/.
Cristian Lolea won the Romanian Filmmakers Union Award for Best Original Score for Orizont, directed by Marian Crișan.
Four nominations for Orizont, directed by Marian Crișan, at the Gopo Awards:
Best Leading Actress – Rodica Lazăr
Best Leading Actor – Hatházi András
Best Cinematography – Oleg Mutu
Best Original Music – Cristian Lolea
Orizont will be released on DVD, along with its original soundtrack, on the 21st of December, from 7pm, at Humanitas Library, Cișmigiu.
The Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra will play Entropia on December 7, from 7pm, at the Romanian Radio Hall. More details about the concert, here: http://www.orchestreradio.ro/cristina_anghelescu_orchestra_de_camera_radio-1537.
“Green Thing Ensemble” will play Mechanisms on the 29th of November, during “Musical Craiova” International Festival. The concert starts at 7pm, at the Philharmonic Hall. More details, here: https://www.umblat.ro/evenimente-in/dolj/concert/green-thing-ensemble-austria-97556#.
Orizont will be screened during the Romanian Film Days in Madrid, on November 3, from 7pm, at Cine Doré. On the 4th on November, Marian Crișan and Cristian Lolea will hold a masterclass at Escuela de Cine y Audiovisual de Madrid, from 12.15pm.
Orizont, dir. Marian Crișan
- June 2, 19:30, Cinema Mărăști
- June 3, 15:00, Cercul Militar
(More details, here: http://tiff.ro/en/film/horizon)
In Search of the Lost Father, dir. Ionuț Teianu
- June 2, 16:00, Cinema Florin Piersic
- June 4, 18:00, Cinema Arta
(More details, here: http://tiff.ro/en/film/search-lost-father)
A Random Act of Kindness, dir. Andrei Gruzsniczki
- June 1, 22:45, Cinema Florin Piersic
- June 4, 10:00, Cinema Victoria
- June 4, 18:00, Cinema Dacia
(More details, here: http://tiff.ro/en/film/random-act-kindness)
Carmen received four Romanian Filmmakers Union Awards for:
BEST ACTRESS – Rodica Lazăr
BEST EDITING – Dana Bunescu
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC – Cristian Lolea
OPERA PRIMA – Doru Nițescu
Five nominations for Carmen at The Romanian Filmmakers Union Awards:
Best Actress – Rodica Lazăr
Best Editing – Dana Bunescu
Best Original Music – Cristian Lolea
Best First Feature – Doru Nițescu
Best Make Up – Dana Roșeanu
The Journey was premiered by Profil Ensemble, conducted by Dan Dediu, on April 8 at Kammermusiksaal in Cologne, during “Forum neuer Music” Festival.
Carmen has been nominated for four Gopo Awards:
BEST LEADING ACTRESS – Rodica Lazăr
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC – Cristian Lolea
BEST MAKE UP AND HAIR STYLING – Dana Roșeanu
BEST DEBUT FEATURE – Doru Nițescu
Orizont, directed by Marian Crișan and scored by Cristian Lolea, had its world premiere in the main competition of the prestigious Tallin Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia. More details about the movie, on the film music page.
Cristian Lolea will present a lecture about his music at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on September 17, from 11am.
The work Fairy Tales will be premiered at the “George Enescu” Festival, on September 5, at the Palace Small Hall. It will be performed by “Profil” Ensemble, conducted by Tiberiu Soare. More details about the concert, here: http://festivalenescu.ro/en/events/2015-festival/profil-ensemble-2/.
Coroană de trandafiri (one of the Romanian carols Cristian Lolea arranged & orchestrated) was included on Angela Gheorghiu’s “Autograph 25th Anniversary Boxed Set” released by Warner Classics.
The movie Carmen will be released in the Romanian cinemas on May 23. More details about the movie and a few musical excerpts, on the film music page.
Étude pour piano will be performed by Ana Szilágyi at Bezirksmuseum Josefstadt in Vienna, on April 27. More details about the concert, here: http://www.austrom.at/download/KlavierkonzertSzilagyiJosefstadtFlyer.pdf.
The Film at the End of the World is the most recent short film by Gheorghe Preda and scored by Cristian Lolea. Music excerpts and more details about the movie, soon on the film music page.
Étude pour piano will be performed by Mihai Măniceanu at the Contemporary Music Festival “Timsonia 2014” in Timișoara, on October 27. And on the 28th, Cristian Lolea will speak about his film music. More details about the festival’s program, here: http://entimsonia.weebly.com.
Entropia will be performed by Court-circuit Ensemble at the “World Music Days 2014” in Wrocław, on October 12. More details about the concert, here: http://worldmusicdays2014.pl/court-circuit/?lang=en.
Mechanisms – a new work by Cristian Lolea – will be premiered by “Green Thing Ensemble” on May 30, in Bucharest, at the “International New Music Week”.
“Carmen” has been selected for the Beijing Film Festival, in the Official Competition and also in the Panorama section, in a very select company, next to the most recent films of Wong Kar-wai or Patrice Leconte. More details, here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/beijing-film-fest-confirms-chris-691604.
Recently, Entropia by Cristian Lolea was included on the ”Anthology of Romanian Music” CD collection, alongside five other works by talented young Romanian composers: Diana Rotaru, Mihai Măniceanu, Cătălin Creţu, Vlad Hârlav Maistorovici and Gabriel Almaşi. More about Entropia (including audio and full score excerpts) on the contemporary classical music page.
The movie Carmen, directed by Doru Niţescu and scored by Cristian Lolea, has been selected for the Göteborg International Film Festival. More info on the festival’s website.
One of Cristian Lolea’s film music tracks is included on the anniversary double CD entitled „50 de ani de muzică de film” (50 years of film music), among works by very important Romanian composers such as Tiberiu Olah, Adrian Enescu, Richard Oschanitzky, Dumitru Capoianu, to name only a few. Concert is part of the soundtrack for the movie “An Angel Hooked on Me”, directed by Gheorghe Preda. Being a promotional CD, it’s not available for the public to buy, but the track Concert can be listened on the film music page.
The BBC Radio 3 producer, Rob Cowan, choose to broadcast Coroană de trandafiri (Crown of roses) on his programme, Essential Classics. “As beautiful as it’s unusual” said Rob Cowan about this carol arranged and orchestrated by Cristian Lolea and performed by Angela Gheorghiu together with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra and Madrigal Choir, conducted by Tiberiu Soare. Coroană de trandafiri is included on Angela Gheorghiu’s recently released album of Romanian Carols, entitled O, ce veste minunată! (Great tidings upon us).
Listen to the programme and the carol itself (starting at 2:44:10) here: BBC iPlayer (the broadcast is available for one more day)
The carol Coroană de trandafiri (Crown of roses) arranged and orchestrated by Cristian Lolea received a laudatory comment in “Gramophone Magazine”, in a beautiful review of Angela Gheorghiu’s album O, ce veste minunată!
[…] Lolea has made an especially haunting version of ‘Coroana de trandafiri’, a carol about Mary sitting at a window waving an object that transpires as barbed wire: the crown of thorns that will be placed on Christ’s head before the crucifixion. The original carol arose in two versions, one for a chorus and one for pan pipes. Here both versions are combined and performed for the first time with a solo soprano, and the effect is touchingly affecting, with the modal pan pipes of long ago ingeniously suggested by a solo violin and Angela Gheorghiu’s evocative emotive inflections painting a spiritual landscape with heartrending pathos.[…]
You can read the entire review on Gramophone website.
Three Romanian Carols arranged and orchestrated by Cristian Lolea are included on Angela Gheorghiu’s recently released album of Romanian Carols, entitled O, ce veste minunată! (Great tidings upon us). The tracks were recorded in September 2013, together with the National Radio Orchestra conducted by Tiberiu Soare, Madrigal Choir conducted by Voicu Popescu and the Accoustic Choir conducted by Daniel Jinga. The other carols were arranged and orchestrated by Dan Dediu and Constantin Arvinte. The CD is a coproduction between the “Angela Gheorghiu” Foundation, Radio Romania, Centrul Cultural Casa Artelor and the Town Hall of the third district of Bucharest. The disc is released on the MediaPro Music label and is also available as a download on iTunes and Amazon.