Ionel Petroi is a prolific composer who has written more then 40 orchestral, chamber music, ballet music, opera and instrumental ensemble works (also with data-processing devices). After winning the prestigious First Prize in Composition, “Stevan Hristic” at the Belgrade Conservatory in 1983, Mr. Petroi moved to Paris, where he continued his postgraduate studies at the Conservatoire National Superiur de Musique in Paris, winning the Premier Prix of 1988, in Composition. His main teachers there were: Claude Ballif (composition) and Marius Constant (orchestration).
During his years of studying composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Mr. Petroi was under the tutorship of many greats: Oliver Massiaen, with whom he studied and took his master classes in composition in 1985, Ianis Xenakis, with whom he studied in 1987, Pierre Boulez, with whom he studied in 1988, and Gyorgy Ligeti. From 1987-1989 Mr. Petroi’s curiosity took him to IRCAM, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, where he furthered his musical explorations by learning about new technologies and finding many innovative ways of creating fresh sounds.
His works have been broadcasted by Radio France, TF1, FR2, FR3, and Canal Plus, as well as by many radio and television programs in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, Yugoslavia, Romania, Russia and the USA.
His works are published by Universal Music Publishing Classical (Durand, Salabert), Ricordi and IBOX.
Visit him at: http://web.mac.com/petroi