Nicolae Moldoveanu

Conductor

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Nicolae Moldoveanu

Conductor

Moldoveanu has found ways to interpret the work with subtle rubato, carefully timed phrasing, and tasteful adjustments to dynamics, and the ballet seems to be freshly revived with only the slightest of changes.
Blair Sanderson, All Music

Internationally-renowned conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu is known for his versatility, having conducted extensive opera and orchestral repertoire with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras and opera companies.

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Nicolae Moldoveanu was born in Romania and emigrated to Switzerland in 1986 where he now lives. He studied conducting with Wilfried Boettcher, Horst Stein, Ralf Weikert and Antal Doráti at the Musikhochschule in Zürich, Basel and Bern, also attending master classes with Lothar Zagrosek and Sergiu Celibidache. In the UK, whilst at the Royal Academy of Music in London, his teachers included Colin Metters, George Hurst and Sir Colin Davis. He also took part in masterclasses with, amongst others, Ilya Musin, Leonard Slatkin and Sir Roger Norrington.

In 1994 Moldoveanu was appointed Arts Council Young Conductor to the Bournemouth Orchestras. Following a year's extension of this appointment, he was offered the post of Resident Conductor, which he took up in 1996. In 1998 Moldoveanu was appointed Principal Conductor of the English Sinfonia and in September 2002 he took up the position of Associate Guest Conductor with the London Mozart Players. He returns regularly to his native country Romania, working with several orchestras, including the Enescu Philharmonic and the Transylvanian Philharmonic, for which he served as Principal Conductor until 2012.

His recent and forthcoming engagements include conducting the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival, Ulster Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Warsaw, Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonie de Lorraine, Prague Radio Symphony, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Moldoveanu has also conducted a number of ballets and operas including Don Giovanni for the Welsh National Opera, La Vida Breve and El Amor Brujo both for the Dallas Opera, Idomeneo for the Canadian Opera House, Jenůfa for Umeå and Un Ballo in Maschera for Malmö. He has also conducted, and produced the DVD of, Coppélia for The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Fondazione Arena di Verona, Eugene Onegin and Il Pipistrello for Teatro San Carlo Napoli and recorded Swan Lake with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Romanian conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu is gentle and lyrical when necessary at times and just as melodramatic and histrionic as you'd expect at other times.

John J Puccio, Classical Candor

Moldoveanu maintains zippy rhythms throughout, building a good deal of excitement while displaying a firm control of the ballet's poetic sequences, especially the waltzes.

John J Puccio, Classical Candor

Nicolae Moldoveanu and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra appear to have found an ideal working relationship, for virtually everything comes together in this splendid performance of the classic ballet.

Blair Sanderson, All Music

Moldoveanu has found ways to interpret the work with subtle rubato, carefully timed phrasing, and tasteful adjustments to dynamics, and the ballet seems to be freshly revived with only the slightest of changes.

Blair Sanderson, All Music

With the Orchestra of the National Theatre and Nicolae Moldoveanu, two congenial partners have found each other. From the first moment you felt the highest coherence...

Theater und Konzert, EgoTrip

Selected Discography —

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

...beautifully played and recorded, this is a “balletic” and dramatic performance

James Miller, Fanfare Magazine

A Song More Silent: New Works to Mark Remembrance Day

New Works for Remembrance, and its four selections by British composers are united by their use of texts that deal, either explicitly or implicitly, with the personal ravages of war.

Stephen Eddins, All Music

Léo Delibes: Coppelia

beautifully filmed and with first class orchestral sound, richly played …fabulously entertaining...bouyant performances.

San Francisco Chronicle (USA)

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