Cătălin Crețu

Cătălin Crețu, PhD, composer and multimedia artist from Romania. He composes orchestral, chamber, choral, piano, electroacoustic, algorithmic, live electronics, stage and multimedia works that are performed in concert halls, theatres and exhibitions all over Europe.  

He studied electromechanical engineering at the Technical University of Petroșani from 1990–95, and music pedagogy at the Western University of Timișoara, and at the National University of Music in Bucharest from 1993–98. At UNMB he also studied composition from 1996–2001 and earned his PhD title in 2008.  

His studies abroad include an Erasmus mobility in composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, in 2001–02, and in multimedia composition at the same institution, in 2006–08. In march 2012, he completed post-doctoral studies MIDAS at UNMB, with a dissertation and concert regarding the Implementation of Sensor Technology in Contemporary Music.

Since 2008 he has been the Head of Electroacoustic Music and Multimedia Centre of the National University of Music, Bucharest. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Society of Romanian Composers and Musicologists (UCMR).  

He is founder and the Executive Director of the International New Arts Festival InnerSound (since 2012).