Diana Cotoman

Diana Cotoman
Website https://dianacotoman.com/en/
Contact dianacotoman@yahoo.com

Diana Cotoman.jpgFrench-Romanian Diana Cotoman is a violinist and composer, with a catalogue of works including symphonic works, operas for young audience, chamber music and music for film and video games. Her works have been played in France, Romania, England, Switzerland, Canada and the United States, and can be found on her YouTube and Soundcloud channels.

Her musical style could be labeled as neo-tonal or modern romantic and it combines influences inherited from Eastern European folklore and her classical music education, with minimalism, jazz and electro-acoustic explorations. The key word to her musical universe is melody, inherited from her passion for opera.

Cotoman holds an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from the University Paris VIII in France and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Iasi, Romania. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree in in film music at the UQAM University in Montreal.

She is a member of Sacem and SACD in France, of the CQM, DAM and ACWC in Canada.

Recent projects include the original music for two short films: “The night my father died” by Eva Serra Agudo, presented in October 2018 at the Short-film Barcelona festival “Festival Cortometrajes Espai Poe(tic)” and “Il tempo per un caffè” by Roberto Zorfini, commissioned by the Italian Cultural Institute in Montreal and the Media School of UQAM, presented in November 2018 at the Beaubien Cinema in Montreal.

 

COMPOSITIONS

ORCHESTRAL

London overture, 2016, orchestra (ca. 07:00). Score available from the composer.

Callisto, 2016, concerto for clarinet and chamber orchestra (ca. 11:00). Score available from the composer.

Symphony no.2, 2014, orchestra (ca. 51:20). Dochia Orchestra, Diana Cotoman, conducting, Temple des Batignolles, Paris, December 6, 2014. Score available from the composer. Recording available here: https://youtu.be/Y4ALPSPpGzw

Symphony no.1, 2012, orchestra (ca. 41:20). Dochia Orchestra, Diana Cotoman, conducting, Eglise Sainte Marie des Batignolles, Paris, October 20, 2012. Score available from the composer. Recording available here: https://youtu.be/tWWloPZWUoE

Poems, 2009, mezzo-soprano and orchestra (ca. 22:00). Dochia Orchestra, Diana Cotoman, conducting, Temple des Batignolles, Paris, September 20, 2013. Score available from the composer. Recording available from the composer.

Paintings, 2007, orchestra (ca. 25:00). The Rainbow Symphony Orchestra, John Dawkins, conducting, Oratoire du Louvre, Paris, November 14, 2009. Score available from the composer. Recording available here: https://youtu.be/svyU_PrE5eo

 

CHAMBER

Divertimento, 2018, flute trio (ca. 08 :40). Trio Taco, St. George’s Cathedral Kingston, August 9, 2018. Score available from the composer.

Genèse, 2017, violon (ca. 04:05). Diana Cotoman, violin, Salle Claude Champagne, University of Montreal, April 4, 2018. Score available from the composer.

Brass quintet no. 2, 2017, (ca. 10:00). Score available from the composer.

Lamentation, 2017, violon (ca. 04:50). Diana Cotoman, violin, Salle Claude Champagne, University of Montreal, November14, 2017. Score available from the composer.

Contemplation, 2017, string quartet, zheng, piano, flute, clarinet, bassoon (ca. 06:05). Score available from the composer.

4 notes on 4 strings, 2017, string quartet (ca. 12 :00). Score available from the composer.

A walk in Paris, 2016, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, electronics (ca. 05:00). Score and recording available from the composer.

Petit tour du monde, 2016, string chamber orchestra (ca. 05:00). Dokia Orchestra Pontoise, Irina Botezatu, conducting, École de l’Hermitage, Pontoise, Juin 08, 2017.  Score available from the composer.

Détresse, 2016, viola (ca. 04 :00). Cornelia Petroiu, viola, Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, February 26, 2017. Score available from the composer. Recording available here: https://youtu.be/MLZfhvei3cI

Last trio in Paris, 2016, violin, cello and double bass, (ca. 10:00). Score available from the composer.

Divertimento, 2015, flute, oboe and clarinet (ca. 08 :40). Score available from the composer. Recording available here: https://youtu.be/xrE8AQbj67E

Romanian dance, 2015, violin, flute, oboe and clarinet (ca. 01 :40). Score available from the composer. Recording available here: https://youtu.be/dXWwS5CJcRc

Brass quintet no. 1, 2011, (ca. 12:15). Score available from the composer. Recording available here: https://youtu.be/-ziKBF6zTtE

 

OPERA

Le lutin artiste, 2014, opera for young audience (ca. 50:00). Dochia Orchestra Junior, Diana Cotoman, conducting, Théâtre La Boussole, Paris, Juin 2, 2014. Score available from the composer. Recordings available here: http://www.lutinartiste.com

 

VOCAL

At a diner party, 2018, SSAA a cappella (ca. 05:00). Score available from the composer.

Sonnet 8, 2018, mezzo-soprano and piano (ca. 02:20). Score available from the composer.

Eurydice, 2017, mezzo-soprano and piano (ca. 04:00). Score available from the composer.

Zdreanta, 2016, mezzo-soprano and piano (ca. 02:40). Score available from the composer.

Soleils couchants, 2015, mezzo-soprano and piano (ca. 03:10). Score available from the composer.

Lettres de chair, 2013, four lieder for bass and string quartet (ca. 20:00). Dochia Orchestra, Diana Cotoman, conducting, Temple des Batignolles, Paris, September 20, 2013. Score available from the composer.

 

MUSIC FOR IMAGE

Il tempo per un caffè, 2018, short film by Roberto Zorfini

The night my father died, 2018, short film by Eva Serra Agudo

Délice hivernal, 2018, 3D animated film by Valérie Lemelin. Video available here: https://youtu.be/mlnPu5XuR9Y

Anya and the magic ink, 2018, Video game by UQAT. Video available here: https://youtu.be/ZFuMX83W2QQ

Requiem for James Dean, 2015, song (ca. 03:57). Music video available here: https://youtu.be/ypU7NHFFUSU

 

RECORDINGS

Vinyl disc, Requiem pour James Dean, 2015, Olga Giardelli, Marcel Kanche.

CD, Symphony no. 2, 2015, Dochia Orchestra, Diana Cotoman, conducting.

CD, Symphony no. 1, 2013, Dochia Orchestra, Diana Cotoman, conducting.

CD, Quintette pour cuivres, 2012.

CD, Tableaux & Poèmes, 2011, Iasi Orchestra, Diana Cotoman, conducting.

 

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