Horia Andreescu

Born: October 18, 1946 in Brasov, Romania Studies: MusicHigh School in Brasov; Academy of Music, Bucharest (Professor Constantin Bugeanu – conducting, Professor Stefan Niculescu – composition); Academy of Music, Vienna (Professors: Hans Swarowsky and Karl Oesterreicher;Mastership courses under Sergiu Celibidache in Bucharest, Trier and Munich; Study tour in the main musical centers of the USA.Awards: 1977 3rd Prize at the Nikolaj Malko International Contest, Copenhagen;1978 Bronze Medal at the Ernest Ansermet International Contest, Geneva;1981 Prize of the ATM Association (Music Critics Colege), Bucharest; 1981 Prize of Critics at the 8th Music Biennial, Berlin, GDR; 1983 Cultural Merit Medal, Romania; 1986 Ionel Perlea Prize, Romania; 1986 Prize of the ATM Association, BucharestDisc recordings: ELECTRECORD Romania, latest issues records 1985 and 1986:With Radio Orchestra Berlin: Rossini/Respighi – Boutique fantasque and De Falla – El sombrero de tres picos; contemporary Romanian music; opera arias; with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Collegium Musicum, Copenhagen: J. Haydn – Symphonies nos. 22 and 102; Mozart – Symphony no. 40 and P. Constantinescu –Concerto for Strings; Mahler's First Symphony with the State Philharmonic Orchestra, Jassy, Romania; Glazunov music (2 CDs).Radio recordings: in Bucharest, Berlin, Lisbon, Mannheim, Copenhagen, Geneva, HilversumTours: in Italy, Denmark, the Soviet Union, Poland, GDR, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Portugal, West Germany, Spain, Yugoslavia, Holland, Czechoslovakia, FranceHoria Andreescu is conductor of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest, and permanent guest conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bucharest, of the Berlin Radio Orchestra and Dresden Philharmoinic Orchestra.

Conductor Horia Andreescu participated in numerous international festivals: George Enescu of Bucharest, Wiener Festwochen, Dresdner Festspiele, Wien Modern, Musik-Bienale Berlin, Europe Musicale-Munich, the Santander Festival, the Modern Music Festival of Copenhagen etc. He collaborated to vocal-symphonic concerts with the Choir of Radio Bucharest, and of the G. Enescu Philharmonic, with the choir of Radio Berlin and Leipzig, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Schonberg, Vienna, Orfeon Donostiarra, San Sebatian, and the Choir of the Verona Arenas. Besides symphonic pieces, Horia Andreescu also conducted operas, on stage and in concert, in Bucharest, Spoleto (Italy), Karlsruhe, Schewerin, the Dresda and Rheinsberg Festivals (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Athens (Greece), as well as ballet premieres in Amsterdam. He recorded more then 150 titles for the Romanian Radio-Television, and for other radio stations – Berlin, Leipzig, Vienna, Madrid, BBC Scotland, Reykjavik, Jerusalem, and Hilversum. Horia Andreescu made more than 50 disc recordings, 11 of which with important orchestras of Europe (the Radio Berlin Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Radio Leipzig Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Jerusalem, the Collegium Musicum-Copenhagen, the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, and the Radio Rejkjavik Orchestra. He also made recordings at the Electrecord Company, Naxos MP, Bayerrecords, Germany, Attacca, Holland, Aksak, France, Erki Tonlist, Iceland, The Chosen Music Ltd., Israel. Conductor Horia Andreescu recorded all the symphonic works of George Enescu on 7 CDs for Olympia, London, in cooperation with Electrecord. The discs garnered praises and eulogies in the international press. Horia Andreescu has always granted great attention to the capitalization of the Romanian contemporary musical heritage. He included such pieces in the concerts given in Romania and Germany, France, Austria, Japan, Holland, Italy, Spain, Russia, etc. The KARDEX library of the Romanian Radio features numerous recordings signed Horia Andreescu, of which about 1900 minutes of Romanian pieces. Several televisions in Europe, namely in Germany, France, Holland, Spain have concert recordings of Horia Andreescu. The Romanian Television has also produced a Horia Andreescu portrait film. 

by Plural magazine