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About the Artist

Since making his solo orchestral debut at 14 in Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center, Radu’s musical talents have continued to garner critical acclaim and recognition. Das Orchester in Germany called his performance “brilliant” and “flawless” and described his interpretation as “daring and full of fiery temperament…with a strong sense of purpose.” Lauded by the Santa Barbara Independent, Radu is described as “astonishing,” and the Los Angeles Times commended him for his “firm tone” and “technical proficiency and musical resolve.”

Radu has appeared as a soloist with the American Youth Symphony, La Mirada Symphony, Pacific Palisades Symphony, Beverly Hills Symphony, Allen Philharmonic, Max Bruch Philharmonic, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and various other orchestras and ensembles.  He has been a featured chamber musician on New York’s classical music radio station WQXR and has performed as a member of the New York String Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Radu has appeared in recital and as chamber and orchestral musician in countless concerts across the United States, Europe, and Asia. As a resident of Los Angeles, his performances have been heard live on radio in recital on the Sunday’s Live series broadcast from the LA County Museum of Art and as a soloist at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Radu has collaborated regularly with UCLA faculty on their Faculty Chamber Music Series and served as guest artist faculty of the Beverly Hills Chamber Music Festival.

Over the past several years, Radu has been performing regularly with the LA Opera, LA Philharmonic, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra where he has most recently won a position as first violinist as well as having won that same position with the New West Symphony where he also currently performs. Radu is currently active as a recording musician in the Los Angeles studios and has recorded on the soundtracks of major motion pictures too numerous to list. Although his background is rooted in classical music, he has also recorded and performed with some of the world’s most influential artists in a wide variety of genres including rock, pop, country, hip-hop, jazz and everything in between.

Radu acquired his musical education at the Juilliard School where he received a Bachelor of Music degree, after which he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his studies with renowned violin pedagogue Zakhar Bron at the conservatory in Cologne, Germany where he received a Diploma in Music Performance. He then went on to receive a Master of Music degree from UCLA while there on a full scholarship. Born in Romania he moved to the United States with his family when he was 2 and began his violin studies at the age of 6. His other most notable teachers include Robert Mann, Alexander Treger, Mark Kaplan, Ronald Neal, and Masao Kawasaki. Radu is also an active teacher and coach and has given masterclasses abroad.