Romanian conductor Vlad Agachi (b. May 20, 1982) is rapidly emerging as one of the most interesting and talented young conductors of today’s Romanian music scene, with both national and international experience. One of his most remarkable accomplishments was the award of the Seiji Ozawa fellowship at the world-renowned Tanglewood Music Festival in the summer of 2012, where he was working with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Charles Dutoit, Andre Previn, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Stefan Asbury, as well as having concerts with both classical and contemporary repertoire with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and ensembles.
At the beginning of 2013, Vlad Agachi started an internship at Staatsoper Berlin where he had been accepted by Daniel Barenboim, for which he had been awarded a scolarship by the National University of Music in Bucharest. During a three-month period, he had the opportunity of enriching his conducting experience by learning from the great pianist and conductor.
On the national plan, Vlad Agachi was appointed conductor of the Pitesti Philharmonic in 2011. He is also one of the founding members of the promising Notes & Ties orchestra and concert series from his native city, Cluj Napoca.
He obtained his degree in conducting from the National University of Music in Bucharest (first in his class), studying with Dumitru Goia and Petru Andriesei. During his university studies, he received musical training as a conductor from Marek Pijarowsky at the Karol Lipinski Music University in Wroclaw. He continued his studies under the guidance of conductors such as Christian Badea, Yoel Levi and Jorma Panula. Currently, he is enrolled in a Doctorate program at the National University of Music, specializing in Mozart’s Opera with Dan Dediu as advisor.
He received numerous prizes and scholarships, among them being the third prize at the “Jeunesses Musicales Conducting Competition” (Bucharest, Romania, 2011).
His conducting collaborations include orchestras from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Satu Mare, Bacau, Oradea and Targoviste, extending his activity in the USA, Israel, Portugal, Poland, Russia and Moldova.