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Malombra – live performance by Simona Strungaru (Romania)


Malombra – live performance by Simona Strungaru (Romania) TIFF.20

Originally programmed for the previous Transilvania IFF edition and postponed due to pandemic travel restrictions, two experimental shows bring two well-known composers, conductors, and performers — Julie Roué from France and Simona Strungaru from Romania — face to face to compose scores for the same silent film, Carmine Gallone’s gothic melodrama classic Malombra (1917). 

Known for her original experiments, Simona Strungaru will present at TIFF her own score for Malombra together with Sebastian Burneci (trumpet) and Adi Tetrade (percussion). A pianist and a composer, Strungaru is the permanent conductor of the Bucharest Jazz Orchestra and of Sonomania, has composed symphonic suites, live electronic music and live street art concerts, animation scores and musicals. This event is her comeback at Transilvania IFF after 2016 when she conducted the Cluj Magyar Opera in a memorable concert of Haxan at the Bánffy Castle.