Cristian Orosanu exhibits a mixture of passionate exuberance, fiery determination, elegant clarity of expression and huge personal charm. However, what chiefly distinguishes him from his peers is his extensive repertoire, he has already conducted more than 40 opera titles and over 600 symphonic works. His international career began in 2005 when he won the 2nd prize of the Malko International Conducting Competition in Copenhagen, the Music Critics Award in Romania and the invitation to lead the Paris Orchestra at the Aix-en-Provence Lyrical Festival.
Cristian was involved in the launch of a young orchestra in Hyogo (Japan) and created his own chamber ensemble in Romania: Kamerata Kronstadt. He is passionate about innovative projects that break the classic patterns. Thus, he creates the International Fair Conducting Competition, a new concept of competition without jury, where the host orchestra takes the responsability to choose the winners.
The professional reputation of the romanian conductor determined his presence on major international stages, with famous ensembles like the Bucharest National Radio Orchestra, Tonhalle Zurich, the BBC Scottish Orchestra, the Bordeaux-Aquitaine National Orchestra, or the Philharmonic Orchestras in Bucharest, Brussels, Iasi, Strasbourg, Cluj, Porto, etc. Cristian’s career has harmoniously combined the activity of guest conductor with the involvement on fixed positions at the National Opera in Bucharest, Iasi and Cluj, at the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra or Deutsche Symphony Orchestra Berlin.
He studied horn and orchestral conducting at the High Academy of Music in Bucharest with Cristian Brancusi and at the same time attended courses with Constantin Bugeanu. Following this, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Internationale Bachakademie in Stuttgart with Helmuth Rilling and over the years he had the opportunity to work as assistant conductor to Yutaka Sado, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ingo Metzmacher, Ton Koopman.
Desiring to continue the pedagogical tradition taken over from Maestro Bugeanu, Cristian Orosanu was teaching for 6 years orchestral conducting at the High Academy of Music in Iasi and led very successful international conducting master-classes. In recent years he has been part of the jury of the International Conducting Competition “Jeunesses Musicales” and the International Conducting Competition “Hans von Bulow”.