Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra- Cluj-Napoca

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Meet the Philharmonic- Cluj-Napoca

As an artistic institution dedicated exclusively to concert activities, The Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic was founded through an official decree of Romania’s Council of Ministers, in the autumn of 1955, under the name of “The State Philharmonic Cluj”. At that time, the symphonic orchestra had 75 musicians and the ensemble of traditional music had 20 members.

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In 1966, the Chamber Orchestra was founded, under the baton of the well-known Mircea Cristescu. In 1965, the Philharmonic organized the first edition of its own yearly festival, The Cluj Musical Autumn. In 1972, under composer Sigismund Toduţă’s directorship, the Philharmonic’s Choir was founded and trained by the unforgettable Maestro Dorin Pop, followed by his disciples Florentin Mihăescu and Cornel Groza.

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Famous guests – such as Sviatoslav Richter, Kurt Masur, Kyril Kondrashin, Stanislaw Wislocky, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Witold Lutoslawsky, Carlo Zecchi, Yannis Xenakis, János Ferencsik, Aldo Ciccolini, Krisztof Penderecky, Michi Inoue, Stefan Anton Reck and many others – have increased the reputation of the Philharmonic on the international musical scene. Many regular tours abroad of the symphonic orchestra and of the choir have confirmed its reputation again and again.


Travel guide :

» Botanical Garden

» The memorial house of Emil Isac

Culture of Cluj:

» Romanian Opera and National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca

» Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra

» County Library "Octavian Goga"

Monuments and buildings:

» "Sfântul Mihail " Church

» Reformed Church

» The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of Cluj

» The Calvaria Roman Catholic Church

» The Franciscan Church

» The house and The Statue of Matei Corvin

» The Banffy Palace

» The Bastion

The Gallerz of Art :

» The National Museum of Art

» The History National Museum of Transylvania

» The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania - with more then 80 years, it`s the largest in Romania

» The Speleologist Museum "Emil Racovita" - the only muzeum dedicated to the memory of the main speleologist of Romania