Meet Peter

Peter ‘Theodore’ Teodorescu was born in 1983 in Bucharest, Romania and is a composer, vocal coach, singer, pianist, and musician/artist mentor. He is the son of Romanian writer and journalist Cristian Teodorescu.

Peter began music at the age of 7, as a result of his mother wanting to avoid enrolling him in a local non-musical school known with students of notorious reputations.

As a child he struggled to sight read as a result of dyslexia. This meant that Peter had to develop immaculate hearing for music at a very young age, and has perfect pitch.

The ability to learn a song by ear after hearing it a few times has become a strength. This ability extends to be able to directly create sheet music by hearing a song by ear.

He has been the musical adviser and vocal coach to the Romanian version of Your Face Sounds Familiar and piano accompanist to Romanian jazz singer and TV personality Ozana Barabancea. He has also provided vocal coaching for X Factor contestant Anca Cojocaru and The Voice contestant Andrei Vitan and many other TV personalities.

Peter was the musical advisor and vocal coach on the ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’ TV series [2011 – 2016]

 

Peter has toured all over Europe, UK1, and the USA 2 3as a pianist, drummer, and singer, along with composing his own albums.

As an occasional falsetto singer he collaborated with the most famous instrumentists from Romania such as Ionica MinuneDamian Draghici, and Leonard Iordache.

As an international composer he collaborated as a member of the Hyperion Ensemble while on tour4 5 6 7 8 with Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Cutler.

Peter was vocal coach to X Factor contestant Anca Cojocaru and The Voice contestant Andrei Vitan

Influences

Peter was influenced greatly by Karlheinz StockhausenIancu DumitrescuAna-Maria AvramVladimir CosmaOctavian NemescuHoratiu Radulescu, and Dona Dumitru Siminica.

Peter’s tribute to Dona Dumitru Siminica at Bucharest, Romania [2013]

 

From 2003 while studying in parallel at the National Univerisity of Music Bucharest, Peter commenced experimental music, phenomenology, spectral music and esthetics under the close mentorship of Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria AvramHoratiu Radulescu, and Costin Cazaban.

Peter with mentors Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu [2008]

Recordings and Broadcasts

Original Works:

  • Works III (2009) (as composer and soloist percussion)
  • Selected Works (2008) (as composer and soloist percussion)9
  • Works (2005) (as composer, soloist piano and percussion)10 11

Other Contributions on other albums:

Peter collaborated with English musicians and composers Chris Cutler and Tim Hodgkinson on their UK, USA, and European tours

 

CD Collaborations with Ana-Maria Avram / Iancu Dumitrescu:

  • Live In LSO St. Luke’s, London ‎(2012) (as percussionist)
  • Live In London (I) (2010) (as percussionist)16
  • Live In Spark (2008) (as percussionist on two tracks)17 18
  • 2008 (as cello player) – “Un Grain Dans L’Espace”
  • Laboratory (2006) (as percussionist)
  • Remote Pulsar (2005) (as percussionist on 3 tracks)

Compositions

  • Tractatus I-XII (for solo wind instruments) 2003-2009
  • Tractatus XIII For Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
  • Composed Orchestral, chamber and electronic music, (Avant-garde music) played by Romanian and International soloists 2003 – 2009
  • Metempsychosis (Gamma) Computer Assisted Music 2008
  • Metempsychosis (Beta) Computer Assisted Music 2008
  • Catharsis (I) Computer Assisted Music And Percussion 2008
  • Metempsychosis (Alpha) For Clarinet And Ensemble 2008
  • Catharsis (II) Computer Assisted Music And Percussion 2008
  • Metempsychosis (Delta) Computer Assisted Music 2008
  • Remix (II)19
  • String Quartet No 2 – 2005
  • Total Eclipse (II) Computer, Sounds, Piano 2005
  • String Quartet No 1 – 2004
  • Stellar Points for two clarinets – 2004
  • Points for Solo Oboe – 2004
  • Rythmogramme (III) for clarinet and ensemble – 2004
  • Spectrogramme (II) Computer, Sounds20

In the Media


Notes

  1. SPECTRUM XXI, Hyperion Ensemble – November 2008
  2. Harvest Works, An Evening of Fixed Media Electroacoustic Compositions, January 14, 2009
  3. Romanian Cultural Center,Hyperion Ensemble at Spectrum XXI, Belgium, France, UK, November 20, 2008
  4. HyperSpectral Music Portal, Hyperiod Ensemble, London Tour
  5. The Second Edition of the International Festival, MUSICA NOVA ACOUSMATICA, October 24, 2004
  6. Deschiderea Festivalului, May 3, 2005
  7. Siberfest 200
  8. Third International SPECTRAL MUSIC Festival, MUSICA NOVA ACOUSMATICA 2005
  9. Peter Teodorescu – Selected Works CD, 2008
  10. WORKS, Peter Teodorescu 2003-2005
  11. Peter Teodorescu (conductors : Iancu Dumitrescu – Ana-Mara Avram) CD 2005
  12. Tim Hodgkinson, Onsets 2009
  13. Tim Hodgkinson, Onsets, 2006
  14. Tim Hodgkinson, Sketch of Now, Studio Album, 2006
  15. 25th Anniversary Record, GOL-25 Ensemble 1988-2014
  16. Live in London (I), Avram, Ana-Maria / Dumitrescu, Iancu, 2008
  17. Live in Spark, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  18. Art into Life, Iancu Dumitrescu – Ana-Mari Avram “Live in Spark” CD, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2008
  19. Asymmetry Music Magazine, Spectrum XXI-2006
  20. Musica Nova Acusmatica la Ploiesti – Bucuresti, October 2004