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Prof. Dr. Alexandru FĂRCAS
Baritone, University Professor
Rector of "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca

Born: December 17th, 1935


  • 1954 - graduate of the Secondary Technical School, Arad
  • 1957 - graduate of the Art School, Singing Department, Arad
  • 1962 - graduate of "Gheorghe Dima" Music Conservatory, Singing Department, Cluj-Napoca
  • 1965 - postgraduate studies at "Ciprian Porumbescu" Music Conservatory, Bucharest, under Professor Petre Stefanescu-Goanga
  • 1987-1988 - studies of Musical Theatre Directing at Bonn Opera with Jean Poll Ribere

Professional Career

Teaching experience

  • since 1962 - Opera Classes at "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca
  • since 1983 - Musical Theatre Directing Classes at "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca
  • since 1992 - Master Classes at "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, "Gavril Musicescu" Music Academy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, and at the Musical Holidays of Piatra-Neamt

Professional public activities

  • Artistic director of several world premieres
    • "Lorelei" by V. Timaru, 1992
    • "Bald Headed Singer" by Dan Voiculescu, 1995
    • "Jacquea ou la Submission" by Radu Bacalu, 1997
    • "Manole - the Craftsman" by Sigismund Toduta, 1998
    • "The Incarnation of Desire" by Luis de los Cobos Almaraz, 1999)
  • more than 450 recitals and concerts as a baritone
  • member of the jury in several international singing competitions ("Hariclea Hartulary Darclee", "Nicolae Bretan", "Traian Grozavescu")

Scientific publications

  • "Vocal Art in All Its Forms" Symposium:
    • 1993, Musical Dramaturgy in "Lorelei" by V. Timaru
    • 1995, Musical Dramaturgy in "Bald Headed Singer" by Dan Voiculescu
    • 1995, "Vocal Function Problems"
    • 1997, Musical Dramaturgy in "Jacquea ou la Submission" by Radu Bacalu
    • 1999, "Emotional Intelligence"
  • Scientific Session of the Teaching Staff in Cluj-Napoca:
    • 1968, "Vocal Education for Choir Conducting Teacher"
    • 1970, "Articulation in Singing"
  • Bibliographical Bulletin of the Academy:
    • 1962, "A Natural Approach to Singing"
    • 1967, "A Beautiful Magelone by J. Brams"
    • 1991, "European Character of the Music from Arad"


  • Honorary Member of "Enesco Foundation", Canada
  • Member of the European Rectors' Conference (CRE), Switzerland
  • The National Center for Research in Phonoaudilogy, Psychophysiology, Musical Dramaturgy and Sound and Image Processing of "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, 1997
  • Honorary Appointment to the Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute, USA, 1999

Prizes and Awards

  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the International "PRO DEO" University, New York, USA
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the "Gavril Musicescu" Music Academy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldovia
  • "Man of the Year" by the American Biographical Institute, 1998


  • Official: "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy, 25, I.C. Bratianu str., 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Tel.: +40-264-191.242, 193.879, Fax: +40-264-193.879

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