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Andrei Dimitriu about the collaboration of the Philharmonic with Radio Romania and the EBU

Monday, 13 September 2010 , ora 10.48

What does the collaboration with Radio Romania and the European Broadcasting Union mean to George Enescu Philharmonic, and what impact do you think the project will have on the institution you are leading?

This tripartite protocol means a lot to the Philharmonic. Our project, of the current management team, is aimed at assisting the Philharmonic rejoin the elite of European music. It is a bet that we want to win and I think that there are good reasons for us to be optimistic.
What does this protocol mean for the Philharmonic? Imagine that the audience reaches 1.5 - 2 million listeners. It comprises about twenty European countries, and thus it becomes a space that also allows the gaining of artistic recognition, certainly, to the extent possible. And the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir are high quality artistic structures. In this way, in terms of the reputation, the Philharmonic will increase, and Europe will hear that the first symphony orchestra in Romania is one that deserves to be integrated in the great European orchestras’ network. And this is precisely what we desire.

Has it already been decided what performances will be taken by the European Broadcasting Union Radio Department?

There are 10 concerts set in proportion of 80%. They will be conducted by Horia Andreescu, Cristian Badea, Jin Wang, and, very likely, by Ilarion Ionescu-Galati.We have not got his consent, yet, but we will presumably have it.

Interview by: Larisa Clempuș
Translated by Elena-Loredana Pastrav and Elena Daniela Radu
MA students, MTTLC, Bucharest University