“Every composer grows a music tree.
In the process of growing new branches it is important to not forget about the roots.”
Igor Iachimciuc (b. 1968, Edinets, Republic of Moldova) began to study the cimbalom (string-percussion instrument) at age ten at a children's music school. Later, while studying the cimbalom at the Musicescu Academy of Music, he won 3rd and later 1st prizes at the National Competition "Barbu Lautaru". He has also studied guitar and piano. In 1983 he began to study composition at the College of Music in Chisinau, Moldova, where his characteristic folk music influence emerged. He continued his studies at the Academy of Music, composing works ranging from folk, jazz, classical, to new music for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, choir, and symphony orchestra. In 2001 he moved to the US and began his music composition Ph.D. work at the University of Utah. Mr. Iachimciuc's awards include 1st prize in composition at the Silver Chrysanthemum National Competition and being named the most promising young composer in Moldova, as well as the 2003 Wayne Peterson's Prize in Music Composition. In 2004 he has been awarded a prestigious Robertson's scholarship. Igor Iachimciuc's works have been purchased by the National RTV Company and performed by various Moldavian ensembles, as well as by San Francisco's Earplay New Music Ensemble, Flexible Music, Canyonlands, New York New Music Ensemble, Salty Crickets and Salt Lake Symphony. Mr. Iachimciuc’s commissions include Utah Arts Festival, Intermezzo Chamber Music Series, Concertino, Ars Poetica, Chicago Bass ensemble, Velocity 2, Forward Four, Univox, Moldovian Chamber Choir and individual performers from Moldova, Spain, Belarus, and US. Igor’s music can be heard on Centaur Records and CD Baby, as well as on various social media accounts. Igor’s coral cycle Spells is considered to be ‘a revolution in Moldovan academic music’ by the musicologist Natalia Chiciuc. Dr. Iachimciuc is currently an Adjunct Professor of Composition and the Director of the New Music Ensemble at the University of Utah.
Leopard's Path, Movement 1 - Sky