ROMEO RÎMBU

Throughout his professional career, the conductor Romeo Rîmbu has gained national and international recognition, being the permanent guest of some famous orchestras in the country and abroad. He owes his musical training to the Cluj Interpretive School, studying at the “Sigismund Toduţă” Art High School and at the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy, being licensed with the highest grade.

As an oboist, Romeo Rîmbu collaborates with various bands and orchestras, performing in Romania, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, France, Switzerland, being a multiple title-holder of specialized competitions. As a soloist, one of the most important successes is the performance of the Concerto for oboe and orchestra by W.A. Mozart in the famous Musikverein Hall in Vienna. This concert, along with other works, was recorded on two LPs for Electrecord. For Romeo Rîmbu, conducting art has been a constant concern since 1990, with the participation in a specialization course at the “Ottorino Respighi” Academy in Rome. Between 1991 and 1993, he studied conducting in Oradea, and in 1995 he obtained a scholarship offered by the Italian Government, to improve at the Academy in Pescara. Also, a year later, Romeo Rimbu was invited to a refresher course in Budapest by Master Erich Bergel.

Conducting over 1000 concerts in Europe, USA, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea, at the desk of renowned symphonic ensembles (Philharmonic Orchestras of Arad, Bacau, Botosani, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Iasi, Oradea, Satu- Mare, Sibiu, Târgu-Mureş, Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca, Romanian Broadcasting Chamber Orchestra, Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre du Conservatoire de Rennes, The New York University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, The Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra National Theater of Moldova, Korean Symphony Orchestra, The Symphonic Orchestra of Athens, Wuppertaler Symphonieorchester), Romeo Rimbu has given concerts in prestigious venues around the world: Seoul Arts Center, Musikverein in Vienna, Hercules-Saal in Munich, Manzoni Theater and Rome Opera, Aariaga Theater in Bilbao.

At the same time, he was a member of juries of international competitions in Mazara del Vallo, Marsala, Erice, and Tokyo, along with personalities such as Agostino Orizio and Aldo Ciccolini.

Highlighting the creation of composers who worked in Oradea (Johann Michael Haydn, Wenzel Pichl, and Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf), conductor Romeo Rîmbu made 5 CDs edited by the Olympia Record Company in London – five-star prints by critics London specialty, being recommended as reference prints. In fact, the musician also promotes new music, being the favorite singer of the Italian composer Luciano Simoni, printing with the Philharmonic from Târgu-Mureş seven CDs at the INEDITA and AGORA record companies.

Permanent conductor of the Oradea State Philharmonic, Romeo Rîmbu doctor in music, also holds the position of professor of the Faculty of Arts, Department of Music within the University of Oradea. At the same time, he holds the status of founding member, artistic director, and permanent conductor of the New Transylvanian Orchestra, based in Bistrita, collectively formed by selecting the most valuable Transylvanian instrumental artists.

 

 

 

JANKÓ ZSOLT

Conductor Jankó Zsolt after studying violin at the “Sigismund Toduţă” Art High School in his hometown, Cluj, in 2002 he graduated from the orchestra conducting department of the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy, under the guidance of the master Petre Sbârcea. He also followed the master’s degree in conducting art, at the same Music Academy.

Between 2003-2004 he studied at the University of Music in Vienna with Leopold Hager, in 2005-2006 he obtained an Erasmus scholarship at the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice studying with Giorgio Proietti.

During 1999-2008 he participated in numerous masterclasses, taught by: Octav Calleya (1999, 2000, 2001), Emily F. Brown (2002), Acél Ervin (2003), Peskó Zoltán (2005, 2006, 2008), and László Tihanyi (Szombathely 2007, modern music conducting course), in April 2010 participated in conducting courses organized by the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, under the direction of conductor David Zinman.

Between 2005-2007 he was an assistant professor, conducting the courses of the Orchestra of the Faculty of Music of the University of Oradea. During his concert activity, he conducted the symphony orchestras of the Philharmonic Orchestras of Sibiu, Brasov, Cluj, Satu Mare, Craiova, the Bucharest Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Odorheiu Secuiesc. In Hungary, he was invited to conduct the MÁV, Szeged, and Szombathely Symphony Orchestras.

As conductor of the Oradea State Philharmonic, in addition to the symphonic concerts during the season, he regularly holds educational concerts for young people. He also performed numerous opera and ballet performances with the Romanian National Opera and the Hungarian Opera in Cluj, in the latter institution holding since 2010 the position of permanent conductor. During the Bartók Festival in Cluj, he conducted all three-stage compositions signed by Bartók. On the occasion of the Music Days in Nyírbátor (Hungary), he conducted in 2007 the Pärnu City Orchestra from Estonia. In 2010 he conducted at the International Opera Festival in Miskolc (Hungary) and at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival at the famous Konzerthaus in Berlin.

Between 2010-2015 he was the assistant conductor of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Former conductors

 

Former conductors

IOSIF ROMULUS BOTTO (1949 – 1951)

MATOLCSI ZOLTÁN (1950 – 1952)

CONSTANTIN DULGHERESCU (1952 – 1953)

AUREL POPA (1953 – 1955)

ERICH BERGEL (1955 – 1959)

MIRON RAȚIU (1957 – 1990)

LIVIU FLOREA (1959 – 1960)

REMUS GEORGESCU (1960 – 1963)

ERVIN ACÉL (1963 – 1991 and 1999 – 2006)

AVRAM GEOLDEȘ – Choir conductor (1997 – 2005)

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