Rina Furano is an Austrian composer working internationally and currently residing in Paris, France.
After completing her studies in the UK, she returned to her native Vienna in 2011 to found the Neue Wiener Klassik movement, which pursued a double aim: to restore craftsmanship and beauty in contemporary composition, and to compose new serious music capable of sustaining itself in the free market.
In the eleven years that followed, she became Vienna's go-to neoclassical composer, creating a sum total of over 500 works, many commissioned, most of them classical, in virtually every setup from chamber music to symphonies. Other inventions included an innovative double-pedalling technique for the piano and the expansion of the traditional sonata form (more here).
Since 2017, she has been active as a consultant for classical record labels in Europe and in the US.
In 2022, Furano relocated to Paris in order to expand her search for timeless music. At present, she is working on a genre-crossing formula for elegant music, as well as developing a didactic method for visual composition, her idiosyncratic mental technique that allows for instant-yet-comprehensive representation of musical processes, principles and proportions.
She lives with a tame pet goldfinch and enjoys solving puzzles, 19th-century philosophy, meeting new people, and events requiring uncomfortable attire.
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