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Romanian composer, pianist and editor Nicolae Brânduș was born on 16 April 1935 in Bucharest, where he studied piano and then composition at the conservatory. He also studied musicology in Cluj-Napoca and attended several Darmstadt summer courses.
For a short period he was principal pianist with the Ploieşti Symphony Orchestra. then he taught chamber music at Bucharest's National University of Music and was later editor of the magazine Muzica and president of the Romanian section of the ISCM.
As a composer, he wrote operas and orchestral, choral, vocal and chamber music.
Nicolae Brânduș died in Bucharest on 15 February 2023, aged eighty-seven.