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Radu Ciorei, Musical Conductor
Musical Conductor

Born: 28 Mai 1952, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


  • Radu Ciorei studied conducting at the Music Academy in his native city, with Emil Simon, before going on to master classes in Weimar (Germany), with Igor Markevich, Kurt Masur and Otmar Suitner

Artistic Career

  • While still a student, founded the chamber orchestra "Intermezzo", wich gave nearly 80 concerts throughout the country, including a performance in 1979 at a Festival in Cluj which he founded
  • 1976 - appointed Conductor of The Lyric Theater of Craiova
  • 1985 - appointed Conductor of The Opera of Constanta, assuming the additional duties of Manager(1990-1991)
  • After a full decade dedicated to opera performance, during which he directed more than 500 performances ,including many of most popular operas, he returned to the stage as Manager(1991-2001) and Conductor(1991- ) of The "Black Sea "Philharmonic of Constanta, where he has built a formidable ensemble with a broad, adventurous repertoire.
  • His achievements have been recognized frequently by foreign journalists, who have described him as a "poet of the baton" whose performances have featured a rare mixture of technical perfection and warm, sensitive interpretations
  • Invited frequently to conduct in concerts and festivals in:
    • United States(1992,1995,1996,1998,1999)
    • South Korea (1996,1997,1998,1999,2000)
    • France (1999,2000,2001,2002)
    • Belgium(1992,1995,2000)
    • Germany(1992,1993)
    • Portugal(1994,1995)
    • Greece(2000,2001)
    • Bermuda Festival(1999)
    • Bulgaria(1994),Turkey(1995),Argentina(1999)

Prizes and Awards

  • Prizes in Romania, Spain and Portugal
  • The Mayor of Murfreesboro (U.S.) presented him with the "Key to the City" on the occasion of his performances there
  • Honorary Director of Seoul Symphony Orchestra

Recording Activity

  • Several CDs, including "The Seasons" by Vivaldi with violinist Cristina Anghelescu, popular overtures with Thalassa Records Constanta
  • With The "Black Sea"Philharmonic Constanta he has given more 250 concerts and recorded several CD's, including "The Seasons" by Vivaldi, "Famous ouvertures" -with "Thalassa Records Constanta" and 2 CD's with Contemporary American works- whit "Capstone Records" ,New York. He has also conducted numerous world premieres by Romanian and American composers.


  • B-dul 1 Mai 8, bl.J2A, sc.A, ap.13, 8700 Constanta, Romania, Phone/Fax: +40-241-54.54.56, Phone: +40+241+585492 (home), Mobile: +40-744+377359 E-mail: raduciorei@yahoo.com

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