Edgar Cosma (*1925)
Edgar Cosma completed all of his studies in Bucharest, the city of his birth (1925). Having earned his Master of Arts at the University, he obtained degrees as well in composition and orchestra conducting at the National Conservatory. He settled in Paris in 1960 and achieved French citizenship in 1966. As guest conductor he has directed numerous concerts all over the world. He was appointed head of the Rumanian Cinematography Orchestra (1951-1959), the Ulster Orchestra of Belfast (1969-1974), and of the Broadcasting Orchestra of Nord Picardie in Lille (1973-1975).
Among his numerous works, we find for brass instruments: Sonatine for horn and piano (Editions Bim), Variations for trumpet and piano, Concerto (1987) for trumpet and orchestra (International Trumpet Competition in Toulon), Duetti (1988) for two trumpets (Editions Bim), Musiche per il Mare (1988) for brass quintet (Editions Bim), Concerto (1991) for trombone and string orchestra (Editions Bim) and Concerto (1992) for horn and string orchestra (Editions Bim).