Marius Brenciu
ténor | Romania, °1973
 
SINGING 2000 : Second Prize
After studying at the University of Music in Bucharest, Marius Brenciu made his debut as Don Ottavio (in Don Giovanni) in 1997. He has taken part in numerous competitions and has won many prizes, including 2nd Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2000 and the Singer of the World prize at the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2001. He has worked under distinguished conductors such as C. Abbado, L. Maazel, Z. Mehta, V. Gergiev, K. Petrenko, M. Jansons and S. Ozawa. He has appeared with great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the NDR Sinfonieorchester, the BBC Philharmonic, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He has sung in La Bohème in Hamburg, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Brussels ; in La Rondine at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in Paris and Toulouse ; in Simon Boccanegra in Hamburg ; in La Traviata in Berlin, Rome, Brussels, San Diego, and Montpellier ; in Eugene Onegin in Vienna, Tokyo, Geneva, Zurich, and Munich ; and in L’Elisir d’amore in Berlin and Tel Aviv. He has worked with stage directors such as F. Zeffirelli, P. Stein, N. Joel, K. and U. Hermann, and A. Homoki. He has recorded for EMI, the BBC, the SWR, NHK, and Radio France. He lived in Brussels for a number of years and has become a Belgian citizen.
Audio
Programme
Final (25/05/2000)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Per pietà, non ricercate KV 420
Giacomo Meyerbeer Pays merveilleux - O, paradis sorti de l'onde (L'Africaine)
Giuseppe Verdi O, figli - Ah, la paterna mano (Macbeth)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Kuda, kuda vy udalilis (Evgeny Onegin)
Marius Brenciu, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Marc Soustrot
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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