Biography

Romeo Rîmbu is currently the Permanent Conductor of the Oradea Philharmonic State Orchestra (since 1990) and Principal Conductor of the New Transylvania Orchestra (since 1999). He is a faculty member at the Music-University of Oradea (1998-2002 and since 2012) and at the Music Academy of Cluj-Napoca (2007-2010). He was also Permanent Conductor of the Ploiești Philharmonic Orchestra (1998-2009). In 2010 Romeo Rîmbu obtained the PhD at the National Music University of Bucharest.

Romeo Rîmbu has conducted over 1000 concerts in most European countries, the USA, Brazil, Japan and South Korea. Some of the orchestras he has conducted include the Wuppertal Sinfonieorchester (Germany), Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra (China), the Korean Symphony Orchestra and the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea), L’Orchestre du Conservatoire de Rennes (France), the New York University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, Clark College Orchestra (U.S.A.), Symphonic Orchestra of Athens (Greece), The National Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra “Teleradio” and National Philharmonic of Moldova.

Maestro Rîmbu regularly guest conducts most of the orchestras in his native Romania, such as Orchestra de cameră a Radiodifuziunii- București, the State Symphony Orchestras of Arad, Bacău, Botoșani, Brașov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanța, Craiova, Iași, Satu-Mare, Sibiu, Târgoviște, Târgu-Mureș, Cluj Opera House and The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet from Constanța. His tours are including performances in Seoul’s Arts Center, Vienna’s Musikverein, Munich’s Herculesaal, Rome’s Teatro Manzoni, Bilbao’s Teatro Arriaga, Teatro dell Opera di Roma, CRR Concert Hall- Istanbul etc.

Romeo Rîmbu is also a recording artist with the Olympia label. He has recorded five CDs of the music of composers historically associated with the town of Oradea: M. Haydn, K. D. von Dittersdorf, W. Pichl. These CDs were recorded at the Olympia Recording Studio in London and earned the acclaim –and five stars– of the specialists in the music of that period. He also recorded for Inedita and Agora label 7 CDs with Italian contemporary music by Luciano Simoni. In occasion of doctoral thesis preparation, he recorded the whole symphonies and Miorița Oratorio of Sigismund Toduță.

Dr. Romeo Rîmbu has served on juries at international competitions in Mazara del Vallo, Erice, Marsala (Italy), Ploiești (Romania) and Tokyo (Japan).

Romeo Rîmbu’s education as an orchestra conductor included participation in an intensive conductor training course led by Erich Bergel in Budapest (1996). In 1995, he received a scholarship from the Italian government, to study at the Accademia in Pescara. In addition, he has been a participant in conductor-training courses in Rome, (Accademia “O. Respighi”–1990) and in Oradea (1991-1993).

Romeo Rîmbu is also a professional oboist and has played in concerts in Romania as well as in Germany, Italy, Spain, Luxemburg, Switzerland, France, Greece.

Mr. Rîmbu has performed as a solo oboist in concerti for oboe and orchestra by Mozart (at the Musikverein in Vienna) , K.D. von Dittersdorf, and F. J. Haydn. These performances have been recorded on two LPs at “Electrecord” Recording Studio.

The early education took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at the “Gh. Dima” Music Academy (1978-1982), here specialized in oboe performance and pedagogy. He is a graduate of Cluj’s High School of Music (1974-1978).

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