Prof. Dr. Valentin Gruescu - Conductor of "Ioan Cristu Danielescu" choir

Valentin Gruescu


teaches choir and orchestra conducting at the Music Academy in Bucharest. He is also the conductor of the orthodox priests’ choir of the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest and of the “Bucharest Musicians” orchestra. He has an impressive vocal-symphonic and symphonic repertoire and concert career, both in Romania and abroad. He has been the conductor of the Ioan Cristu Danielescu Choir since 1984.

EDUCATION:
Conservatory of Music “Ciprian Porumbescu” from Bucharest (1972-1976) - (at present "National University of Music"-Bucharest) - graduation in Musical Composition and Conducting – 1976;
- Specialize in Musical Composition (1976-1977) with final examination in 1977;
- Scholarship in Rome (Italy) at Academy “Santa Cecilia” and “Accademia di Romania” (1985).
- At present, Professor Doctor in Music, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC from BUCHAREST , CONDUCTING CLASS

WORK HISTORY:
- 1977-1982 - Music teacher and conductor at Schools nr.15 and 19 from Ploiesti;
- 1978-1992 - Conductor of "JUVENTUS CARMEN " Chamber Choir from Bucharest;
- 1982-1996 - Conductor – NATIONAL MUSICAL THEATER OF OPERETTA “Ion Dacian” from Bucharest;
- 1986-1992 - Lecturer – Master- class for Choir and Orchestra Conductors - National University of Music from Bucharest;
- 1989-1994 - Conductor of Academic Choir – "GEORGE ENESCU"- PHILARMONIC, Bucharest;
- 1992-1995 - Conductor of "TE DEUM LAUDAMUS" Orthodox Priests Choir from Bucharest;
- 1982 - so far - Artistical Tours in : Romania, France, Osterreich, Hongrie, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraina, Turkye, Moldavia, Nederland, Greece;
- 1993 - so far - Docens - Professor Master-class for Choir and Orchestra Conductors - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC – Bucharest;
- 1994 - so far - Conductor of "I.C.D."(“Ioan Cristu DANIELESCU”) Mixed Choir from C.C.S. Ploiesti;
- 1997 - so far - Conductor of the " MUSICIANS FROM BUCHAREST " ORCHESTRA;
- 1999 - so far - Conductor of “SF. APOSTOL ANDREI” Orthodox Priests Choir (C.O.R.S.A.A.- Corala Ortodoxa Romana "Sf.Apostol Andrei") from the PATRIARCHAL PALACE – Bucharest;
- 1999 - so far - Conductor of Academic Mixed Choir of "OLTENIA" PHILARMONIC, Craiova;
- 2000 - so far - Co-President (and Conductor) of the “Musicians from Bucharest” Orchestra;
- 1984 - so far - Member of the Choral Comitee in the UNION OF COMPOSERS AND MUSICOLOGISTS of Romania.
- 2004 - so far - DOCTOR IN MUSIC, Professor for Choral and Vocal-symphonic CONDUCTORS CLASS

LANGUAGE LITERACY:
French, English, Italian, German & Spanish