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Nicolae Moldoveanu to conduct the National Radio Orchestra

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 , ora 10.33

Conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu will be on the podium in front of the National Radio Orchestra on Friday, January 19th, starting from 19.00, at the Radio Hall, in a concert that will include the Dances of Galanta by Z. Kodály, the Concerto in E minor for violin and orchestra, op. 64 by F. Mendelssohn and the Symphony no. 3 in E flat-major, op. 97 - Rhenish by R. Schumann. Violinist Cristina Anghelescu will be the guest soloist for the evening. The concert will be organized in collaboration with the Balassi Institute - The Hungarian Institute in Bucharest.

As a complex musical personality - conductor, violinist, assistant music master and organist - Nicolae Moldoveanu finished his studies at the Royal Music Academy in London. He performs regularly in concerts with prestigious European orchestras and is interested in opera as well, a genre which he excels at, and collaborates with opera houses in Sweden, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Soloist of the Radio Romania Orchestras and Choirs, Cristina Anghelescu is an active presence on the Romanian musical stage. She was invited to play in famous halls such as the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Teatro Monumental y Auditorium in Madrid, Smetana Hall in Prague, St. John's Smith Square in London or the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. She has toured many times in Europe, but also in Taiwan, South and North America and South Africa.

The concert can be heard live on all Radio Romania Cultural and Radio Romania Music frequencies in the country and on live streaming on the Internet at www.radioromaniacultural.ro and www.romania-muzical.ro.

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Nicolae Moldoveanu

The complexity of musician Nicolae Moldoveanu's artistic personality is revealed in his performances as a violinist, assistant music master, organist and, last but not least, as a conductor. Nicolae Moldoveanu was born in Hunedoara and studied the violin at Deva. His musical track took him to the Leipzig Conservatory, where he studied the organ. Drawn by the craft of leading and orchestra, Nicolae Moldoveanu attended the Conservatory in Zurich, then continued his studies in Basel and Bern.

He had the opportunity of doing his apprenticeship under famous professors such as Wilfried
Bötccher, Antal Doráti, Horst Stein and Ralf Wikert. Among the conductors whose masterclasses he attended are Colin Metters, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Colin Davis, Lotha Zagrosek, Ilya Musin, Sir Roger Norrington and Sergiu Celibidache, who had a crucial influence in his artistic career.

Nicolae Moldoveanu is an illustrious graduate of the Royal Music Academy in London. He was awarded two important prizes: the Edwin Samuel Dove Award and the Ricordi Award. The conductor is the guest of prestigious orchestras around the world, with which he performs concerts that are well-received by the audience: the Royal Philharmonic in Liverpool, the Radio Orchestra in London, BBC Concert, BBC Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Orchestra in Malaysia, the Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, the Johannesburg National Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Scotland Chamber Orchestra, the Iceland Symphonic Orchestra, the Prague Symphonic Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Birmingham Symphonic Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony, the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra.

Opera is another genre where Nicolae Moldoveanu excels. He is regularly invited at the Malmö and Toronto opera houses, as well as the London Royal Opera. Nicolae Moldoveanu was called Arts Council Young Conductor of the Bournemouth orchestras. In1996 he became resident conductor. English Sinfonia named him main conductor in 1998, and between 2002 and 2008 he was an associate guest conductor of the London Mozart Players. Until 2012, Nicolae Moldoveanu was the conductor fo the Transilvania Philharmonic in Cluj-Napoca.

His artistic repertoire is rounded up by recordings for the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation, Bavarian Broadcasting, Radio 3 BBC.

Maestro Nicolae Moldoveanu is an esteemed collaborator of the London Royal Orchestra. In order for him to perform the Symphony no. 3 with organ by Saint-Saëns with this famous orchestra, the Northampton municipality (the region where the concert took place) even approved the rental of a concert organ.

Cristina Anghelescu

Cristina Anghelescu started studying the violin at 6 with her father, violinist Aurelian Anghelescu, who carefully and professionally guided her artistic evolution. Cristina Anghelescu then graduated from the Bucharest University of Music, in the class of maestro
Ștefan Gheorghiu (a pupil of David Oistrakh), and is currently a soloist of the Radio Orchestras and Choirs in Bucharest.

She is the winner of international competitions such as Jean Sibeliu, Helsinki, 1990; Alberto Curci, Napoli, 1983; Dr. Luis Sigall, Viña del Mar, 1985, Chile and Andria, 1991. She has also won fifth place at the J. Thibaud competition in Paris in 1981, fourth place at the Tibor Varga, Sion, 1983 and fourth place at the P.I. Tchaykovsky competition in Moscow in 1986.

Cristina has been an active presence on all the Romanian stages ever since she was a student. She has been invited time and again to play in famous halls such as the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Teatro Monumental y Auditorium in Madrid, Smetana Hall in Prague, St. John's Smith Square in London or the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. She also performed in concert with important orchestras in Dresden, Paris, Prague, Bratislava, Carcas, Moscow, Budapest, London, the Radio Helsinki, Madrid, Moscow Philharmonic and other orchestras. She collaborated with famous maestros such as Leif Segerstam, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Erich Bergel, Yuri Simonov and all of the Romanian conductors. She has toured and played in recital in Europe, but also in Taiwan, South and North America, South Africa. She was a guest of the Prague Spring Festival and the Helsinki Festival. She has done many recordings, many of them edited out on CD, with concerts by Mozart, Tchaykovsky, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Vivaldi's Seasons and the two Concerts by George Lloyd, with the famous Philarmonia orchestra in London.

Translated by George Arion,
MTTLC I, Universitatea din București