Prof. Valentina Sandu-Dediu graduated in musicology from the National Music University of Bucharest in 1990. She has been teaching at the same institution since 1993 (professor of musicology and stylistics). She wrote over 30 studies, 300 articles, and 10 books: Rumänische Musik nach 1944 (Pfau Verlag, Saarbrücken, 2006); Alegeri, atitudini, afecte. Despre stil şi retorică în muzică (Ed. Didactica şi Pedagogică, Bucureşti 2010/2013), Octave paralele (Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2014), În căutarea consonanţelor (Humanitas, Bucureşti, 2017). She has authored series of programmes for Radio Romania. She also plays the piano in chamber music (CDs released in Romania with Aurelian Octav Popa, Irina Murerşanu, Diana Moş; in Germany/Neos with Dan Dediu, and in Boston/ Albany with Ray Jackendoff). Valentina Sandu-Dediu was a fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, she is rector of New Europe College, Bucharest (since 2014), and received the Peregrinus-Stiftung Prize of Berlin-Brandenburg Akademie der Wissenschaften in 2008.