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About Cristian

Music Director, Orchestre National de France Chief Conductor, WDR Sinfonieorchester Artistic Director, George Enescu International Festival and Competition Music Director, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Cristian Măcelaru is Music Director of the Orchestre National de France, Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Artistic Director of the George Enescu Festival and Competition, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Interlochen Center for the Arts’ World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director and Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

2023/24 season highlights include Cristian’s debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra and return engagements with the NDR Elbphilharmonie, Swedish Radio, Cincinnati and St. Louis Symphony orchestras. Cristian also has regular guest conducting relationships with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Wiener Symphoniker and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. In North America, he has led the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he was Conductor-in-Residence for three seasons.

Cristian is based in Paris and Cologne
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23/24 Season Highlights

Oct 2023
Royal Festival Hall, London
Philharmonia Orchestra Nicola Benedetti (violin) Muhly One Line, Two Shapes Brahms Violin Concerto Interval Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3
Oct 2023
Touhill Performing Arts Center, St Louis
St Louis Symphony Orchestra Benjamin Beilman (violin) Hannah Eisendle heliosis Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 K219 Interval Brahms Symphony No.2
Jan 2024
Philharmonie, Cologne
WDR Symphony Orchestra Julia Fischer (violin) Suk Fantasie For Violin & Orchestra, Op. 24 Tchaikovsky Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26 Dvorak Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 70