Cristian Brancusi (born 1951) – graduate of the Music University in Bucharest – conducting orchestra and composition – attended the classes of interpretative mastership held by I. Markevitch (Weimar 1975), W. Rowicky (Vienna- 1976) and Sergiu Celibidache (1978-1982), alongside with those at the Music Academy in Vienna held by Prof. Karl Österreicher, who characterized his as following: “…undoubtedly, Cristian Brancusi is fully prepared for all musical fields. He is remarkable for his knowledge of works and styles and masters a very clear conducting technique, making an excellent impression in front of the orchestra”.
Between 1977-1983 he was permanent conductor of the Ploiesti Philharmonics (Romania) , holding the same position later on with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Romanian Radio and Television, Bucharest.
Starting with 1990 he has been the conductor of the Radio Romania Chamber Orchestra. During this time he conducted more than 300 concerts with a various repertory, ranging from preclassic works to contemporary creations.
He is constantly interested in promoting young interpreters, but he also collaborated with renowned soloists from Romania and abroad. He is a member of the Composers and Musicologists Union in Romania and ardent interpret of avant-garde music, being thus often invited to conduct for the “International Week of New Music” and ” WordMusicDays” Bucharest, Romania.
His activity is extremely complex comprising recordings for radio and TV, film music, for the Electrecord Recording House (Romania) and AKSAK (France), enthusiastic appreciation and ovations from critics from Italy, Germany, Poland, Russia, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Philippines, the U.S., Spain, Venezuela and Uruguay.
“…he is undoubtedly a conductor of a strong individuality…”, “each gesture surprises the musical essence in an admirable way…”,”the Radio Chamber Orchestra majestically conducted by the conductor-composer Cristian Brancusi” ,”…he is a profound director with a refined elegance of the gesture…” (excerpts from musical chronicles).
From 1992 Cristian Brancusi has also been a professor of orchestra conducting with the National University in Bucharest.
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