Natura (2010) (6:00) for solo violin. Copyright © Mihai Popean, 2010. All Rights Reserved.

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Popean, Mihai. Natura (2010) (6:00) for solo violin.

Commissioned by and dedicated to violinist Ioana Galu at Bowling Green State University University in 2010.

Program Notes:

Natura (2010) is the fourth work in a cycle of seven meditations for violin solo (Sakura 2002, Athos 2004, Katana 2008) entitled The Path to Enlightenment. The collection was written for and dedicated to violinist Ioana Galu who premiered Natura on April 12, 2012 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The seven works present seven different spiritual journeys, Natura representing “the way of gradual liberation.”


DMA Showcase, Bryan Hall, Bowling Green State University, Feb. 28, 2012.

Composer Recital, College of Musical Arts, BGSU, OH, SUA. April 19, 2011, World premiere