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CRISTIAN NICULESCU

CRISTIAN NICULESCU studied at the Music Academy in Bucharest with Sandu Sndrin and Cristina Georgescu, Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Hans Leygraf and Mozarteum Academy Salzburg & Reina Sofia Madrid with Dimitri Bashkirov.

He made his debut 1986 with the National Radio Symphony Orchestra and 1988 at the Philharmonic Hall „George Enescu“ Bucharest. He was invitet as a soloist and at the Chamber Music series of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony Orchestra in USA, Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra, Norddeutschen Rundfunk Orchestra Hamburg, Berliner Symphoniker, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Brandenburgic Philharmonic Orchestra Potsdam in Germany, Philharmonic “George Enescu” Orchestra, National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra Bucharest and main Romanian Philharmonic Orchestras from Cluj, Iasi, Timisoara, Targu Mures, Brasov, Sibiu etc, in Romania. Collaboration with conductors: Gerd Albrecht, Emil Simon, Horia Andreescu, Lior Shambadal, Camil Marinescu, Diego Masson, Victor Puhl, Misha Katz, Iosif Conta, Corneliu Dumbraveanu, Virko Baley, Ovidiu Balan, Cristian Brancusi.etc. He played piano recitals & chamber music concerts in prestigious concert halls like Philharmonic Hall Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gasteig Hall Munich, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Philharmonic Hall & Radio Hall Bucharest, Danish Radio Copenhagen, Musée de l’Armée Paris and elsewhere in USA, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Austria, France and Japan.

He is invited at International Music Festivals like Berliner Festspiele, Openair Gendarmenmarkt Festival Berlin, Biennale for New Music Berlin, Enescu Tage Berlin, Musikfest Hamburg, Tage Neuer Musik Nürnberg, Musikfestspielen Potsdam in Germania, George Enescu International Festival Bucharest and New Music International Week Festival Bucharest in Romania, International Autunnale Festival Bergen in Norway, Sommerakademie Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria, Amiata Festival e Openair Concert 1848 Tasti, Siena, in Italy, Festival Plage de Bangor in France. He participated in Berlin together with many famous pianists like for example Bruno Canino and others at the concert for 21 Pianos by Daniele Lombardi.

He is a fonder and permanent pianist of the piano duo Zsuzsa Balint & Cristian Niculescu, ensemble contempo paris and the Dinu Lipatti Trio Berlin and pöayed together with the Berliner Philharmoniker Quartet “Athaeneum” and Aron Quartet from Viena. Duo & Trio concerts with Jeremy Menuhim, Avi Avital, Ruxandra Donose, Angela Denoke, Felicia Filip, Mihaela Martin, Frans Helmerson, Guy Braunstein, Florin Paul, Josif Ion Prunner, Maurizio Baglini, Alexandru Tomescu, Eduard Weismann, Cătălin Ilea, Michaela Fukachova, Ramon Jaffé.

He made Radio & CD Productions with piano solo music, chamber music and as a soloist with the Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra Bucharest. His recordings are broadcasted by BBC London, NDR Hamburg, Deutschlandradio Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk München, Danmarks Radio Copenhagen, Norsk Radio Bergen and Radio Bucharest.
He received the Musical Critics Prize in Romania.