A musician with an impressive national and international artistic career, Adrian Petrescu is the current principal oboist of the George Enescu Philharmonic of Bucharest, founder and conductor of the Romanian Brass Ensemble and guest conductor of the major romanian symphonic orchestras.
Recently he was appointed as Permanent Guest Conductor of the Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in Brasov, Mr. Petrescu began studying the piano at the age of six and then began the oboe studies at the age of ten with Prof. Anselm Honigberger attending the Music Highschool of Brasov.
After graduating the University of Arts Iasi and attending several master classes with renowned teachers, he was prizewinner at the International Music Competition in Prague and prizewinner at the International Music Competition in Marktneukirchen, Germany. In 1983 Mr. Petrescu joined the oboe section of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra of Bucharest and in 1990 he became the principal oboist of the orchestra.
He performed in the country and abroad alongside great conductors and soloists and has been invited to perform as a soloist at numerous national and international festivals. In 2005 Adrian Petrescu founded the “Romanian Brass Ensemble” of which he is conductor and sometimes a soloist. In 2008 he made his professional conducting debut with a symphonic orchestra.
Adrian Petrescu has conducted most of the Romanian orchestra such as Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra, Brasov Philharmonic, Transylvania State Philahrmonic Orchestra Cluj Napoca, Targu-Mures State Philharmonic and so on. In 2014 he made his conducting debut with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra Bucharest.
Adrian Petrescu has released a number of recordings on CD and DVD, both as soloist and as conductor of the Romanian Brass Enesmble.