Dr. Marjan Mozetich

  • B.Mus. (Toronto)
  • A.R.C.T. (Performance)

Adjunct Lecturer (Theory and Composition)

Email: mm19@queensu.ca

Web Site: http://www.mozetich.com/

Dr. Marjan Mozetich

The Canadian composer, Marjan Mozetich, was born of Slovenian parentage in Gorizia, Italy and spent his formative years in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1972 he received his B.Mus. in composition and piano from the University of Toronto. With the assistance of the Canada Council he furthered his studies in Italy and England under the supervision of Luciano Berio and Franco Donatoni. Early in his career he was active in the avant guard music circles. He co-founded and was artistic director of the contemporary ensemble, ARRAYMUSIC. His works were performed by prominent new music concerts across Canada and abroad, and his pieces received several awards: in particular, second prize in the prestigious International Gaudeamus Composers' Competition in Holland and first prize in the CAPAC (SOCAN)-Sir Ernest MacMillan Award.

Since the 80's he has developed into a unique style of post-modern romantic music: a blend of the traditional, popular and the modern which has been enthusiastically received by the musical public. Many of his compellingly beautiful compositions have been recorded on the CBC-Musica Viva, Centredisc, BIS (Sweden), Cansona, and Chandos (England). His works have been performed, broadcast, throughout Canada and abroad, even on Canadian Airline's 'in flight' music programs. Much of his music has been used by major contemporary dance companies and in film. Mr. Mozetich has written compulsory pieces for the 1992 Banff String Quartet Competition and the 1995 Montreal International Music Competition. In 1995 he was the honoured composer on postmodern music at the Gent Conservatory Music Festival in Belgium where three concerts with live national broadcast featured his compositions.

Since 1991, Mr. Mozetich has been on the composition staff at the School of Music, Queen's University. Currently, he is working on a CBC commission for the 1998 Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, a collaborative venture with Les Grands Ballet Canadian, a new work for the 1999 Guelph Spring Festival, and a private commission for a piano concerto in honour of Robertson Davies to be premiered by soloist, Janina Fialkowska, and the Kingston Symphony Orchestra in November, 1999.