Adrian Mardan aka mardanA – guitar teacher, musician, and composer
Adrian Mardan is a full guitar teacher at the “Ion Vidu” High School Timisoara, since 2001. Throughout his career, he has won important prizes at national and international competitions with his students (over 150 prizes), which have now become guitar students at prestigious musical institutions in Europe: RCM - Royal College of Music · London UK; Haydnkons - Joseph Haydn Conservatory - Eisenstadt, Austria; Royal Danish Academy Aarhus; National University of Music Bucharest; Gheorghe Dima Cluj Napoca Music Academy; West University of Timisoara - Faculty of Music;
He graduated the Faculty of Music - West University of Timisoara, in 2002 – guitar instrumental & music pedagogy and in December 2012 A.M. graduated Doctorate Studies from National University of Music Bucharest;
Since 2006, he is a member of music competition commissions, guitar and bass strings category in national and international competitions (in January of 2010 he is part of the National Jury of selection for the nomination of Romania’s participant to the Eurovision Competition OSLO 2010); and has an important artistic activity with wide experience – performer & composer, in classical music and chamber ensembles, acoustic, ambient, electronic, and contemporary world music (Serbian, Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark), through radio and television shows and interviews (Tviv- The North Danish National Television, TVR, Antena 1, Radio Romania Cultural, Radio Timisoara etc.).
From 2015 he is the member of UCIMR - Union of Interpretive Creation of Musicians in Romania and in 2016 became the President of VOLUTARTE COMPANY Association who deals, among other cultural things, with promoting and supporting very talented and exceptional young musicians, offering them masterclasses, scholarships and financially supporting for competitions and festivals;
He has significant collaborations like classic guitar performer with different cultural institutions like The Romanian State Opera Timisoara and the Banat Philharmonic in Timisoara, with several prominent conductors and artists from our country and abroad, or with National Theatre Timisoara, Hungarian Theatre, Resita Theatre, in the position of music creator (over 10 drama plays with original music and so far).
He was awarded several times with the maximum prize for PRO JUVENTUTE teachers from exceptional results at Olympics and competitions, by the Timiș County Council, and as a composer he was awarded in May 2009 together with the Romanian Timisoara Television for the documentary Because of you - with APTR award - the association of professional televisions in Europe, with the subject of the relationship between composer Adrian and very known painter and creator of manual pipes Anne Julie from Denmark (artist condition of East vs. West), with which connect her a very beautiful friendship.