Horia Andreescu


Horia Andreescu belongs to the leading conductors of Romania. He was one of the Main Conductor of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest, Music Director of the Romanian National Radio Orchestras, and he is founder and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra The Virtuosi of Bucharest.

Horia Andreescu was born in Brasov, Romania. He first studied at the Bucharest Music Academy and continued then with Hans Swarowski and Karl Österreicher at the Vienna Music Academy. He won numerous prizes at major international competitions such as Nicolai Malko (Copenhagen) and Ernest Ansermet (Geneva), and he was awarded the “Critics Prize” at the Berlin Biennale of Music and the prize “Conductor of the Year” of the Romanian Critics Union.

For a period of 8 respectively 12 years, Horia Andreescu has worked as permanent guest conductor with three leading German orchestras, namely Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (RSB), Dresden Philharmonic and Staatskapelle Schwerin.

He has conducted orchestras such as Gewandhaus Leipzig, Staatskapelle Berlin, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Vienna Symphony, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic, the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Cologne, Copenhagen, Leipzig, Lisbon and Madrid, BBC Scottish Symphony, Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Radio Symphony, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Torino Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Arena di Verona.

Festival engagements have seen him at the Wiener Festwochen, Dresdner Festpiele, Biennale Berlin, Europamusicale Munich, Copenhagen Music Festival, George Enescu Festival Bucharest, Zagreb Biennale, Santander Festival and at the Istanbul Festival.

Horia Andreescu has made more than 1.000 radio productions and over 70 recordings for the labels Attaca, MarcoPolo/Naxos, Electrecord and Artexim. For Olympia (London) he has recorded as a world premiere the complete symphonic works of George Enescu, a project which received outstanding critical acclaim. Opera productions have seen Horia Andreescu in Germany, Greece, Italy and Romania. Further, he has conducted orchestral tours in Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, France, Greece, Great Britain, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Austria, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

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