Christian Ciuca

Christian Ciuca

Conductor

Christian Ciuca

Christian Ciuca began playing the violin at the age of 6 at the Lycée George Enescu in Bucharest. He continued his graduate studies in Romania, and then in Germany where he obtained the First Prize in Chamber Music in Berlin. At the age of 21 he conducted Mozart’s Requiem and Puccini’s Missa di Gloria in 1988 in Berlin. After having been the concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rostock, he worked with renowned conductors such as Menuhin, Jordan, and Maazel while he continued his career as a violinist. He created the Ensemble Vocal Crescendo in 1994, followed by the Jubilate Choir in 1996, which he has directed for nearly 20 years. In 1998, he founded the Ensemble Instrumental de Paris, a multi-dimensioned orchestra. With his ensemble, he has raised the importance of the pan flute to that of other grand classic instruments, by recording with Cornel Pana to great success the CD “The Pan Flute and the Grand Classics”. This program led him to tour the United States, Canada, Japan,Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Morocco. He collaborated with artists Charlotte Rampling, Brigitte Fossey and Patrick Poivre d’Arvor as part of a series of major concerts for humanitarian purposes at the Royal Chapel of Val de Grace and at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. He has been invited regularly to conduct the galas of the Cadre Noir de Saumur in France and abroad, including conducting the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra in Budapest in front of an audience of over 10,000, which was recorded on HD DVD as “At the Heart of the Cadre Noir”. 

Christian has become known throughout France as one of the foremost conductors of oratorio and has presented Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Bach’s Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, Hayden’s Creation, Mozart’s Great Mass in C, Requiems by Brahms, Fauré, Verdi, Durufle, Mendelssohn’s Psalms and Elias, Puccini’s Missa di Gloria, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle and Stabat Mater, and Poulenc’s Gloria. In September 2017 he was acclaimed with Missa in C of Mozart and Olga Peretyatko at George Enescu Festival ,one of the largest Music Festivals in the world. Christian was chosen in November 2018 to open “La Saison France-Romania” in Paris leading his orchestra and Madrigal Choir in a very successful concert in the presence of the Presidents of France and Romania. Since 2002 he has been the artistic director of “Musiques au Pic Blanc – Sing&Fit”  (courses, concerts, masterclasses) at the Alpe d’Huez, France, as well as Essaouira – Marocco and Venice – Italy.