Nicolas Radulescu, born in Vienna into a German/American family of musicians, gained his first orchestral experiences during his early piano and cello studies in Vienna. While studying musicology at the University of Vienna he specialized in Early Music (viola da gamba and harpsichord), and in contemporary music. After visiting numerous master-classes (e.g. by the Hilliard Ensemble) he embarked on a busy concert schedule, also giving music history classes for Vienna programs of Brigham Young University.
Under the lasting impression made by the experience of several Bruckner performances of Sergiu Celibidache, Nicolas Radulescu received his first conducting lessons from his father, the organist, composer and conductor Michael Radulescu, a former student of Hans Swarowsky, and proceeded to study orchestral and choral conducting at the Graz Music University with Martin Sieghart, Wolfgang Bozić and Johannes Prinz, gaining his degree with distinction.
In the course of his intensive work as a conductor, as a repetiteur and as a continuo player he has appeared at the Mozart in Reinsberg festival, with the Wiener Singverein, the Wiener Kammeroper and the Musikwerkstatt Wien. He has conducted the orchestras of the Graz Music University, the Savaria Symphony Orchestra Szombathely, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta Baden, working with renowned soloists such as Elisabeth Leonskaja. In the course of his career he has already appeared in some of the world’s top venues such as Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Salzburg’s Mozarteum and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
Since its foundation in 2004 he conducts the Camerata Medica, Vienna; 2007 to 2011 he was musical director of the Graz University Orchestra, 2007 to 2012 of the Graz Academic Philharmonic Orchestra; since 2007 he conducts the international orchestra project Camerata Pannonica, and, since 2010, the Franz Schmidt Chamber Orchestra. In May 2012 his work with this orchestra was nominated for the Appassionata Cultural Award.
2006 through 2013 he taught at the at the Graz Music University, in 2009 as assistant of Martin Sieghart in his conducting class. Apart from his performing and teaching activities, Nicolas Radulescu is, since 2011, musical consultant to the Anton Bruckner Complete Edition of the Vienna Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag. In 2015 he became co-founder of Æsthetica Musicalis, a society for the enhancing education in musical aesthetics and gives lectures and directs orchestra workshops there.
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