Gheorghe Costin

conductor & composer, Romania


Gheorghe Costin graduated at the University of Music in Bucharest where he had studied composition and conducting. In this last discipline he was the student of the well-known pedagogue Constantin Bugeanu. Since 1984 he is a member of the Association of Composers and Musicologists of Romania.

He was permanent conductor first at the Philharmonic of Târgu Mureş (1986-1988) and then at the Philharmonic of Iaşi (1988-2001). Since 2001 he is conductor of the “Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra of Timişoara. His performances of the highest quality, an unusually large repertoire and the sensibility of a devoted musician are features upon which his solid reputation is founded. Gheorghe Costin is a very demanded conductor for all Roumanian orchestras and on international events such as Grand Prix Maria Callas (Athens, 1990-2007), The International Festival and Competition George Enescu Bucharest (1991-2003), the Opera Festival Mario del Monaco (Fano, 1991), The International Week of Contemporary Music (Bucharest, 1992-1993), The International Festival Toamna muzicală clujeană (Cluj-Napoca, 1995), the Pacem in Terris competition (Bayreuth, 1997, 1999 and 2001) and concerts with the Pro Arte Orchestra (Italy, 1997, 1999-2001).

In September 1998 Gheorghe Costin made his debut with the London Schubert Players Orchestra at the Windsor International Festival. Among the internationally recognized conductors whose advice and appreciation he gained are Sergiu Celibidache and Erich Bergel.

Gheorghe Costin had also toured in most countries of Europe such as: France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Great Britain, Holland, Belgium and Portugal.

Among the soloists he collaborated with are names like: Rudolf Kerer, Grigori Sokolov, Nikolai Suk, Cyprien Katzaris, Valentin Gheorghiu, Dan Grigore, Ştefan Ruha, Radu Aldulescu, Wolfgang Laufer, Viorica Cortez, Eva Marton, Doris Soffel, Corneliu Murgu.

Gheorghe Costin had conducted orchestras for many recordings including some recordings for Radio and TV stations, as well as CDs.