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January 19, 2022

In memoriam Ludovic Bács: concert at the Romanian Radio Hall

The first concert scheduled for 2016, on Wednesday, January 13th, at 7.00 PM, at the Romanian Radio Hall is dedicated to the memory of conductor LUDOVIC BÁCS. For over 5 decades, the composer’s activity was closely linked to the Romanian radio ensembles and especially to the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra.

A conductor, composer and founder of musical ensembles, an instrumentalist and a conducting professor, Ludovic Bács has had an uninterrupted collaboration with Radio Romania, in quality of artistic director of the Romanian Chamber Orchestra since 1957. He has carried out a number of recordings for the Romanian Radio Archive or for other labels. By means of his numerous first absolute performances of several Romanian composers he became one of the best “ambassadors” of Romanian music worldwide. All along his career, maestro LUDOVIC BÁCS has promoted an impressive collection of old Romanian music pieces, which he annotated, harmonized and adapted for orchestra in order to make them able to be presented in front of the audience. The artist undertook many tours in Romania and abroad, in Poland, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.

The concert scheduled on January 13 will be a special one as it will showcase… four conductors, all of them former students of maestro Ludovic Bács: Marius Hristescu, Tiberiu Oprea, Radu Popa and Bogdan Vodă. The repertoire of the evening will feature also two compositions by Ludovic Bács, alongside works by Bach, Mozart, Mascagni, Schubert. The concert will enjoy the participation of soloists Cosmin Bălean – duduk, Ioana Ionescu – piano, Verona Maier – piano, Filip Papa – cello and soprano Mediana Vlad.

Choirmaster of the Academic Choir of Oltenia Philharmonic since 2001, a conductor of the Da Capo Chamber Choir in Bucharest between 2001 and 2004, a conductor of the Elena Teodorini Opera in Craiova from 2001 to 2009, of Muntenia Philharmonic in Targoviste from 2007 to 2011, a conductor and artistic director of Oltenia Philharmonic in Craiova (from 2010 to 2012), Marius Hristescu is currently conductor of the Muntenia Philharmonic, Targoviste, and is a regular guest conductor of several Romanian philharmonic orchestras. In 1999 he started the collaboration with the well-known singer Tudor Gheorghe, which has brought to light the famous project The Seasons of the Romanian Poetry.

A principal conductor of the Pitesti Philharmonic, a guest conductor of the Ion Dacian National Operetta House in Bucharest and of several national philharmonic orchestras, conductor Tiberiu Oprea is a pioneer in the musical field: in 2007 he was a founding member of the Pitesti Philharmonic (whose artistic director he was until 2010) and an initiator of the Pitesti University Orchestra. He has been invited to conduct the ensemble Jeunesses Musicales at Belfort Festival, France, in 1997. He is a regular guest conductors of the philharmonic orchestras from Bacau, Ploiesti, Craiova, Targoviste, Ramnicu – Valcea, Botosani, the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra etc.

Radu Popa is a permanent conductor of the Banatul Philharmonic in Timisoara. After completing his studies at the National University of Music in Bucharest he has continued his specialization at Hochschule für Musik – Vienna where he continued his training with the renowned Romanian – born conductor Erich Bergel, the brilliant student of Herbert von Karajan. A regular guest of several Romanian orchestras such as George Enescu Philharmonic, Bucharest, Transilvania Philharmonic, Cluj-Napoca, Moldova Philharmonic – Iasi), Radu Popa has equally performed in Romania and abroad.

A professor, composer and conductor, Bogdan Vodă has made his debut as a conductor twenty years ago at the Craiova Philharmonic. He later on performed together with the major Romanian philharmonic orchestras, with ensembles from France and Turkey, with youth orchestras, attended festivals and tours in France, UK, Spain and Turkey, recorded CD and prrogrammes for the radio. He collaborated with such well-known soloists as Florin Croitoru, Daniel Goiţi, Ion Ivan Roncea, Luiza Borac, Daniel Kientzy, Iancu Văduva.
Tickets are available on www.eventim.ro, in the Germanos, Orange, Vodafone, Domo, Carrefour stores, in the Carturesti and Humanitas book stores, in the OMV stations and at the Romanian Radio Hall.

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