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.
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 has been on tour in the country and also abroad ( France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Oman, South Korea, Singapore, Egypt, USA) alongside great conductors and soloists (Seiji Ozawa, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Sir Neville Marriner, Yuri Simonov, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Angela Gheorghiu, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, etc) and has been invited both as a soloist and conductor to participate at the following festivals “ George Enescu , Schwerin – Germania, “Cimarosa” di Fermo – Italia, Charleroi – Belgia, Norfolk Norwich – Anglia, Thessaloniki – Grecia, Hanover Expo – Germania, Las Palmas – Spania, Istanbul si Ankara – Turcia, Dranouter – Belgia.
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.