Valentin Radutiu

Romania / Germany

Praised by the Süddeutsche Zeitung for his „glowing, distinctive and exciting masculine tone" as „one of the great cello-talents of our time“ (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 15.10.2013), cellist Valentin Radutiu was born in Munich in 1986 and received his first cello lessons from his father at the age of six. He later studied in Salzburg, Vienna and Berlin with Clemens Hagen, Heinrich Schiff und David Geringas.

Valentin Radutiu has performed with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken, the Symphonieorchester of the MDR Leipzig and the SWR Stuttgart, Münchener Kammerorchester, Camerata Salzburg, Bucharest’s Filarmonica Enescu and the Radio-Symphony-Orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Prague Philharmonia, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and has appeared at the Berliner Philharmonie, Munich's Prinzregententheater, Philharmonie and Herkulessaal, the Konzerthaus Berlin, Philharmonic Hall Riga, Konserthuset Stockholm, Bucharest Atheneum, Hong Kong City Hall, as well as numerous festivals (including the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Cellobiennale Amsterdam, Honk Kong Arts Festival, SoNoRo, Fürstensaal Classix, Klangspuren Tirol).

Upcoming highlights are debuts at the "Glocke Bremen" with the "Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen" and the Schumann cello concerto, as well as Shostakovitch 1st concerto with the Czech Philharmonic and Jiří Bělohlávek at the Enescu Festival Bucharest.

Valentin Radutiu has won national and international competitions, was distinguished several times at the “Jugend musiziert” competition and the Dotzauer Competition in Dresden, and won first prize at the International Karl Davidov Competition in Riga. In 2011 he was honored with the Music Prize of German Business, one of the most important prizes for up-and-coming young musicians in Germany. In 2012, Radutiu won second prize at the International Enescu Competition in Bucharest.

His chamber music partners include the Hagen Quartet, Ib Hausmann, Evgeni Bozhanov, Diana Ketler, Igor Ozim, Alina Pogostkina, Per Rundberg, the Schumann Quartet, Antje Weithaas and the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Radutiu has released several CD recordings: In addition to the 2011 debut CD an album with French works by Lalo, Ravel and Magnard is available; the 2014 release of the Complete works for cello and piano by George Enescu was praised by critics as a benchmark recording (Haenssler Classic). Radutiu’s intensive collaboration with the composer and conductor Peter Ruzicka is documented by his premier recording of Ruzicka's cello concerto and cello chamber music.
In 2015, Radutiu’s album „Remembering the rain“ with jazz pianist Benjamin Schaefer was released, most recently a CD with the Münchner Kammerorchester and cello concertos by Haydn, CPE Bach and Mozart. A recital album with Evgeni Bozhanov (Rachmaninov and Tschaikovsky) will follow.

Radutiu plays a cello made by Francesco Ruggieri (Cremona, 1685).

Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra


Founded in 2007 by the Philson Young Association, the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra unites some of the best Romanian musicians and is known for its international tours. The artistic director and principal conductor of the orchestra is Benoît Fromanger, renowned for his collaborations with Carlos Kleiber, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim and Valery Gergiev.

The Bucharest Symphony Orchestra has a vast repertoire and is known for its modern projects with an educational component. The Orchestra initiated the project „Salut CULUTRA!”/ „We embrace CULTURE!”, whose main purpose is to facilitate the public’s access to classical music concerts.

In 2013, the Orchestra organized a flash-mob at the International Airport „Henri Coandă” in Bucharest and hundreds of people, both Romanians and foreigners, gathered to witness an amazing, vivid session of live classical music.

The Bucharest Symphony Orchestra performs on the stages of some of the most important cultural institutions in Romania: The Romanian Athenaeum, The Romanian National Opera, The National Theatre of Bucharest. In their concert tours around the world, they also performed on the stage of legendary Teatro Colón in Buneos Aires.

The Bucharest Symphony Orchestra describes its style as „vibrant, energetic and joyful”.

Radu Postavaru


Radu Postăvaru was born in Iasi, in a prestigious family of musicians.

He took piano and conducting lessons as a child being considered in prodigious children category. He attended the "Octav Bancila" Music School and then at the George Enescu University of Arts from Iasi, he studied with Ion Baciu, Vasile Spatarelu, Viorel Munteanu, Adrian Diaconu and Mihail Cozmei, among others. Then at the National University of Music in Bucarest, he studied composition with Dan Constantinescu, conducting with Horia Andreescu where he graduated with a Master's Degree in orchestra conductor.

In the next period he made conducting master classes in Germany with Olaf Koch and conduct in several concerts the Halle Symphonic Orchestra.


Radu Postavaru was appointed to his first conducting post in 2002 as conductor of the “Paul Constantinescu” Symphonic Orchestra from Ploiesti, Romania. Many orchestras worldwide sought him out as a guest conductor such as Grossetto Symphonic Orchestra (Italy), Philarmonic Orchestra and National Chamber Orchestra from Chisinau (Moldavia), Symphonic Orchestra from Douai (France), Halle Philarmonic Orchestra (Germany), Philarmonic Orchestras from Teplice, Hradec-Kralove, Olomouc (Czech Republic).

He made films and recordings for broadcastings and national radio-televisions from Japan, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Morroco, Chech Republic, Poland, Romania.

While Postavaru's conducting repertoire encompassed the standard literature, he may be best remembered for his performances and recordings of Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Liszt, Richard Strauss, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Particularly notable were his performances of the Richard Strauss symphonic poems, Also Sprach Zarathustra with the National Radio Orchestra Bucharest, Till Eulenspiegel with Bacau Symphonic Orchestra and Don Juan with the Ploiesti Philarmonic Orchestra, sparking a renewed interest in the works of Strauss. Among his musical achievements in recent years include Dvorak New World Symphony with Teplice Symphonic Orchestra, Vltava by Smetana with Hradec-Kralove Philarmonic Orchestra and Ninth Symphony by Shostakovich with Olomouc Symphonic Orchestra. Promoting modern and contemporary music especially the romanian music in his concerts.

October 28

Arcangelo CORELLI

(1653 - 1713)

Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op.6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto"

  1. Vivace – Grave
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
  4. Vivace
  5. Allegro
  6. Largo


Joseph HAYDN

(1732 - 1809)

Cello Concerto No 2 in D major, Hob VIIb:2

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo. Allegro





(1874 - 1951)

Transfigured Night, Op.4 (1899)

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