Constantin Adrian Grigore
Constantin Adrian Grigore was born in Bucharest in 1983. He began his musical studies as a violonist at the age of 7, at Dinu Lipatti Music College in Bucharest.
After graduated, he was enrolled at the orchestral conducting class within the National University of Music Bucharest under the guidance of Petru Andriesei and Horia Andreescu and later with maestro’s Ilarion Ionescu Galati. Within the framework of CEEPUS and Erasmus – Socrates scholarships, he continued his musical studies at “Karol Lipinski” Academy of Music, Wroclaw, under the guidance of the polish conductor Marek Pijarowski. In addition, Constantin Adrian Grigore has participated at different Masterclasses, such as Malaga Philharmonic Masterclass (Malaga 2017 – prof. Manuel Hernandez Silva), Weimar Meisterkurse (Weimar 2016 – prof. Nicolas Pasquet), International Masterclass for Orchestral Conducting and Phenomenology of Music (Craiova 2012 – prof. Konrad von Abel), Wiener Meisterkurse (Viena 2008 – prof. Salvador mas Conde), The Roads of Romanticism (Warshaw 2006 – prof. Marek Pijarowski) and also between 2013-2015, he took part in masterclasses held by Jin Wang, Jorma Panula, Mark Stringer or Nicolas Pasquet.
In 2011 he was admited as conductor in residence at Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin under the guidance of maestro Marek Janowski and later in 2012, he was attending the rehearsals and concerts of Munchener Philharmoniker and Sinfonieorchester des Bayrisches Rundfunk, where he had the possibility to meet the the most representative conductors nowadays like: Mariss Jansons, Bernard Haitink, Alain Gilbert, Paavo Jarvi, Lawrence Foster or Vasily Petrenko. During his studies in Germany he had taking part in the phenomenology courses held by Konrad von Abel in Munchen.
He received numerous distinctions and prizes, such as “Fraţii Bucovineni” prize for being head of promotion at National University of Music Bucharest, first prize at “Garabet Avachian” Interpretation Competiton, as well as different diplomas awarded by the Romanian Government, Artexim or Romanian Institute for Culture, for contribution in various cultural projects which he had in co-ordination.
Constantin Adrian Grigore is regularly invited as a guest conductor of „George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra–Bucharest, Romanian Youth Orchestra, „Moldova” Philharmonic Orchestra-Iasi, ”Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra-Timișoara, National Radio Orchestra from Bucharest, Chamber Radio Orchestra from Bucharest, Piteşti State Philharmonic Orchestra, Oradea State Philharmonic Orchestra, Ploiesti State Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibiu State Philharmonic Orchestra, Musical Theatre „Nae Leonard” Orchestra-Galati, National Opereta Orchestra from Bucharest, „Oleg Danovski” Opera Orchestra-Constanta, Chamber Orchestra R-20 from Wroclaw, Kielce Philharmonic – Poland, Rzeszow Philharmonic – Poland, Zabrze Philharmonic – Poland, the National Republic of Moldovia Chamber Orchestra or the National Republic of Moldavia Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2009 he was the conductor of Bucharest Symphonic Pops, during the extraordinary concert held in Bucharest by Al Bano and Montserrat Caballe, in 2013 he lead the Evolution Tempo Orchestra in Steve Vai Europe Tour, in Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain and in 2014 he lead „Oltenia” Philharmonic Orchestra-Craiova in Tour in South Koreea.
In 2009 – 2010, Constantin was the principal conductor of the George Enescu Music Highschool Symphony Orchestra, between 2013-2015 principal conductor of Craiova State Philharmonic Orchestra and between 2017-2018 he was artistic consultant of Sibiu State Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2009 he is regulary invited to conduct in the frame of George Enescu International Festival.
Also, he is one of the founding member and principal conductor of the Royal Camerata Orchestra, where with supported numerous concerts in Romania, as well as Albania, Republic of Moldovia, Poland or Germany. In january 2016, he performed with Royal Camerata at Mozart Saal from Wiener Konzerthaus and in june 2018 in Bruxelles.
In 2017, he was invited to conduct Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege, in a 7 concerts tour in Liege (Philharmonic Hall), Bruxelles (Bozar), Ath, Ottignes and Namur and in 2018, he conducted Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra in the closing concert of the 35th edition of Ankara International Music Festival.
He collaborated with well renowned soloist such as Gabriel Croitoru, Nicolae Licareț, Florin Croitoru, Rebekka Hartmann, Daniel Podlovschi, Florin Ionescu Galați, Ilian Gârneț, Aura Twarowska, Teodor Ilincăi, Cristian Mogoșan, Irina Iordachescu, Sergi Gimenez Carreras, Katarzyna Dondalska, Ștefan Ignat, Ana Maria Donose, Cristina Anghelescu, Ioana Cristina Goicea, Josu de Solaun, Dana Borșan, Raluca Ouatu, Zlatomir Fung, Tina Munteanu, Cristian Sandrin, Ioana Ilie, Laura Nicorescu, Anna Mirescu, Wictor Kociuban, Piotr Banasic, Alessandro Safina or National Chamber Choir Madrigal – ”Marin Constantin”.
Currently he is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Camerata Orchestra.