Famous Conductors from Romania

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

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  • Charles Bruck
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    Charles Bruck (2 May 1911 – 16 July 1995) was a Hungarian-French conductor. Bruck was born in Temesvár, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire, since 1920 Timişoara in Romania. He left Romania in 1928 for a year of studies in Vienna, then travelled on to Paris. There he studied with Alfred Cortot, Nadia Boulanger and Vlado Perlemuter at the Ecole Normale de Musique. In 1934 he began studies with French conductor Pierre Monteux, following him to San Francisco where Bruck served as Monteux's assistant. After the Second World War, Bruck assumed chief conductor positions with the Orchestra of the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam (1950–1954), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)
    • Birthplace: Romania
  • Christian Badea

    Christian Badea (né Cristian Badea) is a Romanian-American opera and symphonic conductor. A native of Bucharest, Romania, Badea's early training was as a classical violinist in Bucharest and Brussels. He later studied conducting at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. After winning the Rupert Conducting Competition in London (1976) he is invited by Gian Carlo Menotti to conduct at the Festival Of The Two Worlds at Spoleto and right after he is appointed musical director of the Italian edition of the festival, and later on in a similar position for the American edition. In the next decade he conducts at Spoleto and at Charleston a series of operas which will establish him a reputation: ...more
    • Birthplace: Romania
  • Constantin-Nicolae Silvestri (Romanian pronunciation: [konstanˈtin silˈvestri] (listen); 31 May 1913, Bucharest – 23 February 1969, London) was a Romanian conductor and composer.
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1913-1969)
    • Birthplace: 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
  • Hugo Jan Huss

    Hugo Jan Huss (January 26, 1934 – February 21, 2006) was an orchestra conductor and music director.He was born in Timişoara, Romania and died in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He studied at the Bucharest Conservatory of Music where he was the favorite student of Constantin Silvestri. After graduation, he became conductor and music director of the Symphony Orchestra in Arad, a city in western Romania, close to his native town. In 1968, he went to Paris, France and did not return to Romania. Later he was conductor and music director in Mexico and, from 1977, in Wisconsin. He is buried in Arad's Pomenirea Cemetery.
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1934-2006)
  • Ilarion Ionescu-Galați

    Ilarion Ionescu-Galaţi (born 17 September 1937) is a Romanian violinist and orchestra conductor.
    • Age: 85