Cristian Orosanu has made several important debuts and is rapidly establishing his professional reputation.
He has conducted the Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre National de Bordeaux of which Le Monde de la Musique wrote, “Cristian Orosanu conducted with a beautiful sense of phrase and architecture. Orosanu’s direction was infallible with a rare accuracy of style, more elegant and concise than is customary”.
He made his very successfull debuts with the Tonhalle Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. Orosanu has also worked with the BBC Scotish Orchestra, Ensemble orchestral de Paris, Orchestre Lamoureux, Porto National Orchestra, “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Kibbutz Orchestra. He conducted the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Malko Competition, where he was awarded Second Prize in 2005. Orosanu was also engaged to conduct the Orchestre de Paris at the Aix en Provence festival.
In Japan, Orosanu has developed a close collaboration with a new, young and dynamic orchestra, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra where he conducted Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. During the last years, he also had the opportunity to work as assistant conductor to Yutaka Sado, Mstislav Rostropovich and Ingo Metzmacher.
Orosanu continues to conduct extensively in his native Bucharest where he has built up an extensive repertoire in both the symphonic and operatic field. He has a close relationship with the Bucharest National Radio Orchestra and has held positions with the National Opera in Bucharest, National Opera in Cluj and National Opera in Iasi, with a repertoire of more than 35 titles. He now holds the title of Permanent Conductor of the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a past recipient of the nationally acknowledged Romanian Prix de la Critique Musicale.
Prior to his conducting career, Orosanu was a highly respected horn player and played for five years with the Bucharest National Radio Orchestra. 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.
Orosanu’s pedagogic activity as an orchestra professor began in 1999 at the High Academy of Music in Cluj, where he taught 250 students. Between 1999 and 2002 he performed many concerts across Romania and abroad with his three student orchestras. In 2010 he began to teach conducting at the High Academy of Music in Iasi. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Orosanu leaded very successfull conducting master-classes with the Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra, Iasi National Opera and Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra. Orosanu is an accomplished linguist and speaks fluent French, English, Italian, German, Spanish and he’s learning Russian.