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Born 1990 in Baia Mare the Romanian tenor studied in his home town Arts and then Singing. He continued his studies between 2009 and 2013 at the Music Academy in Bucharest and later with the tenor Alberto Cupido in Italy.

He is Winner of various singing competitions: Victor Giuleanu (1st prize), Competition of the National Opera Bucharest (2nd prize), Hariclea Darclée 2015 (Grand Prix) and Operalia Placido Domingo / London 2015 (1st Prize and Zarzuela Prize).

Between 2011 and 2013 he was a member of the National Opera in Bucharest where he expanded his repertoire singing: Nemorino/ L’elisir d’amore, Almaviva / Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Ottavio / Don Giovanni, Rinuccio/ Gianni Schicchi, Filipeto/ I quattro rusteghi.

During this time he appeared also in numerous vocal-symphonic concerts in Romania (Philharmonic Orchestra George Enescu) and abroad (Philharmonic Orchestra St. Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow).

Since 2013 followed international appearances: at the Opéra de Paris as Tebaldo I Capuleti e i Montecchi; at the Opéra de Monte Carlo as L’Amante / Amelia al ballo and Cassio / Otello; at Les Chorégies d’Orange as Almaviva / Il barbiere di Siviglia; at the Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg as Almaviva / Il barbiere di Siviglia; at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf as Rinuccio / Gianni Schicchi, Ernesto / NP Don Pasquale and Arturo / NP I Puritani, at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden (artist in residence) as Alfredo / NP La Traviata, Ferrando / NP Così fan tutte, Tamino / Die Zauberflöte, Nemorino / NP L’elisir d’amore, Des Grieux / NP Manon, Ernesto / Don Pasquale, Don Ottavio / NP Don Giovanni; Duca / NP Rigoletto, Rinuccio / NP Gianni Schicchi, at the Oper Stuttgart as Ernesto / NP Don Pasquale and Almaviva / Il barbiere di Siviglia; at the Oper Frankfurt as Elvino / La Sonnambula; at the National Opera Timisoara as Alfredo / NP La Traviata; at the National Opera Bukarest as Alfredo / La Traviata; at the Opernhaus Zürich as Ernesto / Don Pasquale; at the Quintai Concert Hall Wuhan as Alfredo / La Traviata; at the Vienna State Opera as Ferrando / Così fan tutte and Almaviva / Il barbiere di Siviglia; at the Festspielen St. Margarethen as Nemorino / L’elisir d’amore; at the ORW Liège as Dorvil / La scala di seta, at the Greek National Opera Athens as Almaviva / Il barbiere di Siviglia and Des Grieux / Manon; at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Nemorino / L’elisir d’amore and Ernesto / Don Pasquale, at the Bayerische Staatsoper München as Ferrando / Cosi fan tutte, at the Hamburgische Staatsoper as Des Grieux/ NP Manon.