On Tuesday morning, the elegant décor of the Regina Maria Lounge at the Bucharest’s Athenee Palace – Hilton Hotel was the meeting place for academics, professors, writers, plastic artists, architects, critics, literary and music historians, researchers and journalists. All of them answered the invitation launched by the Alexandrion Foundation of taking part in a call for proposals to be further analyzed by the new jury of the Brâncoveanu Awards; the awards are to be granted towards the end of the year.
On this occasion, the MUSIC category included the following proposals: 1. Beatrice Rancea, manager of the Iasi Opera House. 2. Gigi Căciuleanu, a choreographer, an exceptional personality of contemporary dance. 3. Dan Dediu, a composer, the rector of the Bucharest Music University (Grigore Constantinescu, a music critic, member of the Jury, the last proposals was also supported by Prof. Al Petrovici, Oana Andra). 4. Angela Gheorghiu, one of the most famous sopranos in the world. 5. Marin Cazacu, a violin player (Alexandru Petrovici, senior lecturer). 6. Maria Slătinaru Nistor, a famous soprano. 7. Viorica Cortez, a famous Romanian mezzo-soprano(Oana Andra, a mezzo-soprano, soloist of the Bucharest Romanian Opera House). 8. Valentin Gheorghiu (Gabriel Croitoru, a violin player, the National Radio Orchestra); 9. Răzvan Suma. 10. Dana Borşan(Toma Popovici). 11. Alexandru Tomescu, a violin player (Aura Christi, a poet). 12. The Anton Pann Band (Petru Romoşan, a writer and editor). 13. Gabriel Croitoru, a violin player (Dan Mircea Cipariu, writer). 14. Cristian Mandeal, a conductor (Grigore Constantinescu).
The following nominees were proposed in the ARCHITECTURE category: 1. The 4-B company (Arch. Silvia Oostven, Gen. Manager, who announced that she will provide the jury with files of architectural achievements of exceptional architects) 2. Marius Marcu, an architect. 3. Augustin Ioan, an architect (Vlad Ciobanu, sculptor).
In the PLASTIC ARTS category: 1. Sorin Dumitrescu, a painter (Prof. Mircia Dumitrescu, a graphic artist). 2. Florin Codre, a sculptor (Ioan Bolborea, sculptor, the creator of Brâncoveanu’s statuette that is granted to the award winners of the event with the same name). 3. Mircia Dumitrescu, a grahic artist (I do not agree. I prefer Sorin Dumitrescu, he replied upon the proposal made by writer Dan Mircea Cipariu) 4. Dragoş Pătraşcu, a graphic artist from Iasi. 5. Ioachim Nica, a former rector of the Cluj-Napoca Institute for Graphic Arts. 6. Ştefan Râmniceanu, a painter (Aurelia Mocanu, an art critic). 7. Vladimir Zamfirescu, a painter (Aura Christi, a poet).
In the HISTORY category: 1. Volume 1968: Spring through Fall, by Mihai Retegan (Constantin Hlihor, Prof. PhD) 2. Book History of 20th Century Diplomacy, by Constantin Vlad, ambassador, professor, (George G. Potra, Prof. PhD, member of the Romanian Academy of Scientists (AOşR); Ion Calafeteanu, professor) 3. 1989-1992. Free Press. Press in Post-Communist Romania, by Matei Gheboianu; 4. Larry Watts – Alliances against Nature; 5. C. Hlihor, M. Badea, Gavriil Preda, Alex Purcăruş – 1989 Romanian Revolution and Its Perception by the Collective Mentality (Mihai Retegan, prof. PhD). 6. The Magazin Istoric Foundation (Filaret Acatrinei, historian, producer of the National Romanian Television (TVR)) 7. Constantin Corneanu – A Bloody History – December 1989 (Vasile Buga, researcher). 8. History of the Romanian Senate – coordinator Gh. Sbârnea (Ioan Scurtu, prof. PhD). 9. Evolution of the Political Institutions of the Romanian State from 1859 until Now, by Sorin Liviu Damean et al. (Ion Calafeteanu, prof. PhD).10. Laurenţiu Constantiniu, a historian. 11. Ion Bulei, a historian. 12. Dorin Liviu Bâtfoi, a historian (Petru Romoşan).
In the LITERATURE category: 1. D.R. Popescu Opera Omnia (Petru Romoşan, writer; Ioan Buduca, literary critic; Vlad Ciobanu, sculptor). 2. Volume Mircea Maliţa – Interviews with cu Dan Dungaciu! (Petru Romoşan, Paul Cernat, writer). 3. Volume Cioran: A Mythology of Incompleteness, by Eugen Simion (Dan Mircea Cipariu, Paul Cernat). 4. Ion Mureşan, a poet. 5. Ion Es Pop, a poet. 6. Liviu Ioan Stoiciu, a poet. 7. Octavian Soviany, a poet (Dan Mircea Cipariu). 8. Paul Goma, a novelist. 9. Virgil Tănase, a writer and film director. 10. Ileana Mălăncioiu, a poet (Aura Christi, poet; Paul Cernat for Virgil Tănase; Liviu Ioan Stoiciu, for Paul Goma). 11. Traian Diaconescu, a poet (Ionel Oprişan, literary historian, editor). 12. Eugen Suciu, a poet (Vlad Ciobanu, sculptor). 13. Ion Ianoşi, a writer and essayist (Dorin Liviu Bîtfoi, publicist).