Emil Sein

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Adjunct Instructor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: es189@nyu.edu
Education: BA, Lyceum of Music I. Vidu, Timisoara; Degree in Music, West University of Timisoara; PhD candidate, Bucharest University of Music


Baccalaureate (Lyceum of Music I. Vidu in Timisoara, Romania) Degree in Music (West University of Timisoara, Romania) Clarinet, Saxophone, Musical Pedagogy, Music Teacher, Chamber Music, Orchestra; PhD candidate at (Bucharest University of Music) Theory of Stylistic and Music Interpretation.

Emil Sein, a native of Timisoara, Romania, is one of the most important Romanian artists of his generation. Clarinetist, saxophonist, and knowledgeable of various wind instruments as tilinca, ocarina, didgeridoo, midi-controler over his international career. He studied and was much inspired by many famous teachers and performers as Aurelian O. Popa (clarinet), Constantin Bugeanu (orchestra conductor studies) and Daniel Kientz (saxophone).

Emil Sein has been consecutively awarded as one of the best performer at competitions as:

  • 1986 First Prize in the Contemporary music section Bucci Valentino Roma (Carnyx), Italy
  • 1990 State Prize of the Society of Romanian Composers Romania
  • 1990 Stipendpreis Festival of New Music in Darmstadt, Germany 
  • 1992 Kranichsteinpreis New Music Festival in Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1995 ANMC Award in New York University, USA 
  • 1994-1999 Distinguished performer in residence New York University, USA
  • 1998, 1999 International New Music A Ward New York University USA 

As a soloist, member and founder of the Trio Contraste (1980-2002), has conducted performances such as:

  • George Enescu Romanian Festival 1998
  • Festival of New Music Darmstadt Germany (1990-1992)
  • New Music Festival in Bogota, Colombia 1993
  • Festival of New Music Huddersfield Gran Britain (1993-1995, 1996)
  • ANMC Italy Padova 1996
  • Festival Series INMC Lincoln Center, New York, USA, 1996-1998
  • New Music Festival Bamberg, Germany, 2001
  • Festival of New Music for Beyreuth Germany, 2002 

In addition to his position as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra "Banatul" Timisoara Rumania, he had the opportunity to perform together with famous conductors and musicians as: A. Khachaturian, G. Shostakovich, G. Rozhdestvensky, C. Bugeanu, S. Wislovski, I. Conta, C. Mandeal, H. Andreescu and soloists as I. Gitles, R. Ricci, M. Mincev, D. Bashchirov, R. Kerer, G. Kremer, V. Spivakov, J. Suk, D. Safran, N. Orlov, V. Tretyakov, R. Aldulescu. Emil Sein has been also invited as a performer or teacher to various music institutions of the US, Europe, and Asia being much apreciated his teachings about music interpretation techniques, new technique of playing saxophone and clarinet, new technique of playing simultaneously to two and three saxophones.

Emil Sein has been invited to teach in many other institutions but the most remarkable are:

  • 1990 — Paris Intercontemporain 
  • 1994 — Darmstadt, Germany, New Music for Composers Festival 
  • 1994-1999 Distinguished Performer in Residence New York University 
  • 1994-1999 Visiting Performer in Kingsborough Community College (City University of New York) 
  • 1995 Hong Kong New Music Techniques Masterclass 
  • 1995 China New music techniques Masterclass 
  • 1995-1996 Professor at the Academy "Ivo Pogorelich" Croatia 
  • 1995-1996 University of Huddersfield, UK Master of Music Interpretation
  • 1995 East-West University of Chicago Music interpretation Masterclass 
  • 1996 University of Oldenburg New techniques of contemporary music Masterclass
  • 1997 Achen, Germany Hochshule Master 
  • 1997 Taiwan New techniques of playing new music Masterclass 
  • 1997 Performer invited for teaching at Bergen College New Jersey 
  • 1998 Performer invited for teaching at Tulane University (New Orleans) 
  • 2005-2010 University of Malaga, Spain New techniques on clarinet, saxophone- Masterclass

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