Famous Composers from Romania

List of notable or famous composers from Romania, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Romania and even some popular composers who immigrated to Romania. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Romanian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Romania is included when available.

With people ranging from George Enescu to Vladimir Cosma, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This historic composers from Romania list can help answer the questions "Who are some Romanian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Romania?" These prominent composers of Romania may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Romanian composers.

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  • Alexander Bălănescu (Romanian pronunciation: [alekˈsander bələˈnesku]) (born 11 June 1954) is a Romanian violinist, and founder of the Balanescu Quartet.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
  • Anca Parghel
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    Anca Parghel (September 16, 1957– December 5, 2008) was a Romanian jazz singer, composer, arranger, pianist, choir conductor and music teacher. As a jazz vocalist, she excelled in scat, vocal percussion and improvisation. Her voice had a four octave range, this being one of the reasons she was compared with Yma Sumac in the Romanian music press. She had an exceptional ability to interpret songs in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1957-2008)
    • Birthplace: Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Romania
  • Electric Brother is the working pseudonym for Cristian Ştefănescu, a composer, musician, disc jockey and advertising and multimedia producer from Bucharest, Romania.
  • George Enescu
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    George Enescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈd͡ʒe̯ord͡ʒe eˈnesku] (listen); 19 August [O.S. 7 August] 1881 – 4 May 1955), known in France as Georges Enesco, was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher. He is regarded by many as Romania's most important musician.
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1881-1955)
    • Birthplace: George Enescu, Botoșani, Romania