• Sun

    Moldovan National Youth Orchestra

    Konzerthaus, Berlin

    Weinberg - Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes
    Mozart - Ah, lo previdi (Valentina Nafornita)
    Mozart - Bella mia fiamma, addio (Valentina Nafornita)
    Enescu - Pastorale-Fantaisie (first german rendition)
    Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition

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  • Sat

    Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra

    Thalia Hall, Sibiu

    Closing of "Sibiu Opera Festival"
    Rossini - La Cenerentola

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  • Fri

    Romanian National Radio Orchestra

    Radio Hall, Bucharest

    Kodaly - Dances from Galanta
    Basacopol - Violin Concerto (Gabriel Croitoru)
    Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances

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  • Sat

    Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra

    Auditorium Maximum, Cluj-Napoca

    Closing of "Cluj Musical Autumn"
    Wagner - Das Rheingold

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  • Fri

    Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra

    Vatroslav Lisinski Hall, Zagreb

    Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody nr.1
    Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances

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At 29 years of age, Gabriel Bebeșelea is already recognised as

“one of the most gifted conductors born in the last decades in Romania”
George Enescu Festival Journal, September 7th 2011

Admired for his enthusiasm and musicality, Gabriel Bebeșelea’s reputation grew substantially and rapidly over the last years, establishing him as one of the most sought-after Romanian conductors nowadays.

Gabriel Bebeșelea is Principal Conductor of the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca, the National Romanian Opera House Cluj-Napoca and the Sibiu/Hermannstadt Philharmonic Orchestra.

Winner of the “Lovro von Matačic”, the “Jeunesses Musicales” and semi-finalist of the “Donatella Flick” London Symphony Orchestra and Bamberg Symphony’s “Gustav Mahler”Conducting Competitions, he studied with renowned conductors such as Mark Stringer, Bernard Haitink and Kurt Masur.

  • Gabriel Bebeșelea is the Principal Conductor of the National Romanian Opera House and the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca.

    Admired for his enthusiasm and musicality, his reputation grew substantially and rapidly over the last years, establishing him as a fast-rising star of the conducting world.

    Highlights of the current and upcoming seasons include performances with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”, the Ulster Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Opera of Ukraine, the Macedonian Philharmonic, the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, the Würth Philharmoniker, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, the “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra and his debuts at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Müpa Budapest with his early music ensemble Musica Ricercata.

    With the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, in December 2017 he will record a CD with works by George Enescu.

    At 29 years of age, Gabriel Bebeșelea is already recognized as “one of the most gifted conductors born in the last decades in Romania” (George Enescu Festival Journal, September 7th 2011) and is winner of the first prize of the “Lovro von Matačić” Conducting Competition (Zagreb 2015) and the first prize in the “Jeunesses Musicales” Conducting Competition (Bucharest 2011). Gabriel Bebeșelea was semifinalist of the “Donatella Flick” Conducting Competition of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2014 and semifinalist of the Gustav Mahler Competition of the Bamberg Symphony in 2016. A notable opera conductor, Bebeșelea was presented with the “Best Conductor” award at the Romanian National Opera Houses Awards in 2014.

    Recent highlights that cemented his good reputation as an operatic conductor includes conducting the new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s Bride” at the Perm Opera and Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. The performances have been highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

    In 2015, Gabriel Bebeselea studied with two of the world’s most appreciated conductors: Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival at Easter and with Kurt Masur at the Aurora Classical Festival.

    Furthermore, in 2011 he was awarded a scholarship consisting of an internship at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, where he had the possibility to assist at the rehearsals and concerts of some of the most representative conductors nowadays: Mariss Jansons, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Philippe Herreweghe, David Zinman and Eliahu Inbal.

    One of Gabriel Bebeșelea’s passions is working with young musicians. Since 2011 he has been Principal Conductor of the Moldovan National Youth Orchestra and is also regularly working with the Romanian Youth Orchestra.

    In 2010 he graduated with “Summa cum laude” from the Cluj-Napoca Music Academy with a Bachelor’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting as a pupil of Petre Sbarcea. Two years later he graduated the Master’s Degree Program of the National University of Music Bucharest as a student of Horia Andreescu’s Orchestra Conducting Class. Nowadays he is a PhD candidate at the National University of Music Bucharest under the guidance of Prof. Dan Dediu.

    He currently resides in Vienna where he graduated the Postgraduate Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, at the class of Prof. Mark Stringer.



  • Bach, Johann Sebastian – Orchestersuite nr.1
    Bach, Carl Pilipp Emanuel – Sinfonien nr.1, 3
    Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann – Adagio und Fugue (Sinfonie in d-moll)
    Barber, Samuel – Adagio for Strings
    Bartok, Bela – Concerto for Orchestra
                                   Romanian Folk Dances
                                   Divertimento for strings
    Beethoven, Ludwig van – Coriolan Overture
                                                          Egmont Overture
                                                          Symphonies nr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Berlioz, Hector – Symphonie fantastique
    Bernstein, Leonard – Candide Overture
                                                  Symphonic Dances from West Side Stories
    Bizet, Georges – L’Arlesienne Suites I et II
                                       Carmen Suites I et II
    Boariu, Ioan – Passacaglia (f.r)
                                   Obsession (f.r.)
    Borodin, Alexander – Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor
    Brahms, Johannes – Symphonies nr.1, 4
    Britten, Benjamin – Simple Symphony
    Bruckner, Anton – Symphony nr.6
                                           Overture in g minor
    Corelli, Arcangello – Concerto Grosso Op.6, nr.8
    Debussy, Claude – Prelude a l’apres midi d’un faun
    Dediu, Dan – Motto Studien
    Drăgoi, Sabin – Divertisment rustic
    Dvorak, Antonin – Symphonies nr.7, 8, 9
    Elgar, Edward – Serenade in e minor, Op.20
    Enescu, George – Suite nr.1
                                          Symphony nr. 1
    Fazakas, Aaron – Stalactite – The Silent Witness
    Franck, Cesar – Symphony in D
    Gershwin, George – Cuban Overture
    Glinka, Mihail – Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
    Grieg, Edvard – „Aus Holberg’s Zeit” Suite für Streicher
                                      Peer Gynt Suites
    Haydn, Joseph – Symphonies nr.45, 101, 102, 103, 104
                                        “L’isola disabitata” Overture
    Hindemith, Paul – Symphonische Metamorphosen
    Horvat, Stanko – Dithyrambos
    Klängel, Julius – Hymnus für Violoncello-orchester
    Kodaly, Zoltan – Dances from Galanta
    Liszt, Franz – Les Preludes
    Mahler, Gustav – Totenfeier (Romanian first rendition)
                                         Symphony nr.1, 4 (arr.Erwin Stein)
    Marquez, Arturo – Danzon No.2
    Mascagni, Pietro – Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
    Mendelssohn, Felix – Symphonies nr.3, 4
                                                  “Ein Sommernachtstraum” Suite
    Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – “La Clemenza di Tito” Overture
                                                                    Symphonies nr.25, 29, 35, 39, 40, 41
                                                                    Eine kleine Nachtmusik
                                                                    Divertimento in D
    Păutza, Sabin – Jocuri II
                                     Schässburger Capriccio (f.r.)
    Piper, Charlie – Fleotan
    Popper, David – Requiem für Violoncello-orchester
    Prokofiev, Sergei – Peter and the Wolf
    Puccini, Giaccomo – Intermezzo from “Manon Lescaut”
    Ravel, Maurice – Rapsodie espagnole
                                        Pavane pour une infante defunte
    Rimski-Korsakov, Nicolai – Sheherezade
                                                              Capriccion espagnol
    Rogalski, Theodor – Three Romanian Dances
    Rossini, Gioacchino – “La Gazza Ladra” Overture
    Saint-Saens, Camille – Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
                                                     Danse macabre
                                                     Symphony nr.3 “Organ”
    Schubert, Franz – Symphonies nr. 4, 5, 8, 9
    Schumann, Robert – Manfred Overture
                                                 Symphonies nr.1, 2, 4
    Shostakovich, Dmitri – Symphonies nr.1, 5
                                                      Chamber Symphony Op.110a (arr.Rudolf Barshai)
    Strauss, Johann jr. – Fledermaus Overture
    Strauss, Richard – Tod und Verklarung
                                           Don Juan
    Stravinsky, Igor – Firebird Suite (1919, 1945)
                                          Symphony in Three Movements
    Sulek, Stjepan – Classical Concerto nr.3
    Țăranu, Cornel – Guirlandes
    Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilych – Serenade für Streichorchester
                                                            Symphonies nr.4, 5, 6
                                                            Romeo and Juliett
    Variu, Dan – Overture (f.r.)
    Verdi, Giuseppe – Sinfonia “La Forza del Destino”
                                           Sinfonia “I vespri siciliani”
    Wagner, Richard – Prelude to “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg”
                                             “Tristan und Isolde” Vorspiel und Liebestod
    Weinberg, Mieczyslaw – Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes

  • Adam, Adolphe – Giselle
    Bernstein, Leonard – West Side Story
    Bizet, Georges – Carmen
    Bizet, Georges/Constant, Marius – La Tragedie de Carmen
    Donizetti, Gaetano – Don Pasquale
    Grieg, Edvard – Peer Gynt (Complete)
    Handel, Georg Friedrich – Giulio Cesare in Egitto
    Holst, Gustav – The Planets
    Lehar, Franz – Die lustige Witwe
    Loewe, Frederick – My Fair Lady
    Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Le Nozze di Figaro
                                                                    Don Giovanni
                                                                    Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
                                                                    Cosi fan tutte
                                                                    Die Zauberflote
    Negrea, Martian – Recviem pomenire
    Orff, Carl – Carmina burana
    Puccini, Giaccomo – Tosca
                                                La boheme
                                                Messa di Gloria
    Rameau, Jean-Philippe – Les Indes Galantes
    Rodgers, Richard – The Sound of Music
    Rossini, Gioachino – Il barbiere di Siviglia
                                                 L’italiana in Algeri
    Rutter, John – Magnificat
    Strauss, Johann – Die Fledermaus
    Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilic – The Swan Lake
                                                        The Nutcracker
    Verdi, Giuseppe – Rigoletto
                                           La Traviata
                                           Messa da requiem
    Vivaldi, Antonio – Gloria

  • Bach, Johann Sebastian – Concerto for Harpsichord nr.5
    Beethoven, Ludwig van – Piano Concerti nr.1, 3, 5                                         
                                             Violin Concerto
                                             Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano
    Chopin, Frederic – Piano Concerto nr.1
    Dvorak, Antonin – Violin Concerto
                  Cello Concerto
    Galliano, Richard – Contrastes for accordeon and cello
    Giuliani, Mauro – Gran Concerto nr.1 for Guitar
    Gulda, Friedrich – Cello Concerto
    Haydn, Joseph – Cello Concerti nr.1, 2
                               Organ Concerto in C-Major
                               Piano Concerto in D-Major
    Mendelssohn, Felix – Zwei Konzertstücke für Klarinette und Bassethorn
                                     Violin Concerto in d-minor
                                     Violin Concerto in e-minor
    Mercadante, Saverio – Flute Concerto nr.1
    Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Piano Concerti nr. 3, 13, 19, 20, 23, 24
                                                   Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
                                                   Violin Concerti nr. 3, 4, 5
    Paganini, Niccolo – La Campanella
    Piazzolla, Astor/Desyatnikov, Leonyd – “Estaciones Portenas”
    Prokofiev, Serghei – Piano Concerto nr.2
                                    Violin Concerto nr.1
    Rachmaninov, Serghei – Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
    Rodrigo, Joaquin – “Concierto de Aranjuez”
    Saint-Saens,Camille – Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
                                       Violin Concerto nr.3
    Schumann, Robert – Cello Concerto
                       Piano Concerto
                       Violin Concerto
    Sibelius, Jan – Violin Concerto
    Tchaikovski, Piotr Ilich – Piano Concerto nr.1
                                          Violin Concerto
                                          Rococo Variations
    Vancea, Zeno – Sonata for Organ and Strings (first rendition)
    Vivaldi, Antonio – The Seasons
                                 Bassoon Concerto in e-minor
                                 Concerto for 2 Flutes
    Villa-Lobos, Heitor – Bacchianas brasileiras nr.5

  • Anghelescu, Veronica – Shiver
    Bamon, Laurie – Though I sang … (first rendition)
    Boariu, Ioan – Passacaglia (first rendition)
                          Obsession (first rendition)
    Chirosca, Bogdan – Simfonia de camera (first rendition)
    Dediu, Dan – Gothic Concerto
    Garai, Zsolt – Serial Variations (first rendition)
    Gherman, Alin – O poveste
    Harvey, Jonathan – Scena (first romanian rendition)
    Mahler, Gustav – Symphony Nr.4 Arr.Erwin Stein (first romanian rendition)
    Ligeti, Gyorgy – Kammerkonzert
    Malanicioiu, Gabriel – Sublimation
    Murariu, Mihai – Brain Freeze
    Raevschi, Lucia – YgreX (first rendition)
    Rotaru, Diana – Hypnos
    Rotaru, Doina – Ielele
    Sibianu, Adina – Air
    Schonberg, Arnold – Chamber Symphony nr.1
    Stravinsky, Igor – L’histoire du soldat
    Uruc, Cristina – Obsession
    Variu, Dan – Dixtuor
                       Axiome (first rendition)





“Verdi 200 Gala” (Teodora Gheorghiu, Teodor Ilincai, Dan Mihai Goia, Roxana Constantinescu, Ion Dimieru – Romanian National Radio Orchestra)

With Rodica Vica and Angela Gheorghiu (after “Händel Gala” with Cezar Ouatu – Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra)

“Don Pasquale” (Zoltan Nagy, Eleonora Enachescu, Rodica Vica, Serban Vasile)

Richard Galliano Concert (Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra)

“Les Indes Galantes” (Andrei Serban, Rodica Vica, Eleonora Enachescu – National Romanian Opera House Iasi)

With Elena Mosuc (Award of the National Romanian Opera Houses – Iasi)

Stravinsky – The Firebird (Moldavian National National Youth Orchestra)

Tchaikovsky – Symphony nr.5 (Moldavian National National Youth Orchestra)

Opera Gala with Valentina Nafornita and Mihail Dogotari 1

Opera Gala with Valentina Nafornita and Mihail Dogotari 2

Opera Gala with Anita Hartig and Cristian Mogosan

Richard Galliano Concert

Donizetti – Don Pasquale

Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherezade

Kodaly - Dances from Galanta

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde: Vorspiel und Liebestod

Verdi - Messa da Requiem: Libera me


“- Reporter: Do we have a new wave of conductors?

– Cristian Mandeal: Yes, but it’s not quite a wave. In Sibiu you are very lucky because you can enjoy the top of this “wave”, Gabriel  Bebeşelea, who is the most gifted of all the young people dealing with the baton nowadays. He is a real conducting talent and will permanently grow. The conductor develops hard, more difficult than a violinist, pianist or singer.  It takes many years and Gabriel demonstrates that he surpasses easily this goal, this obstacle meaning the maturation of a conductor. He is already a mature conductor, expresses himself perfectly with the baton, comunicates very good with people and has, of course, the extraordinary capacity of understanding and rendering. Finally, this is the performer, the one who transforms the dead letter of the score into a live phenomenon, which means music itself, materialised music. The performer is capable to materialize a score, and this ability is called talent. Talent is rarely encountered. Maybe we don’t make sufficient distinction between skills and talent. 70% of people have musical skills, which means musical hearing, sense of rythm, musical memory, meaning that you can reproduce a melody after hearing it. Taent is something else, is what Gabriel  Bebeşelea has. Talent is the capacity to give life the abstract texts meaning the score. That’s why the performer is as a creator as the composer is.”

Cristian Mandeal, Principal Conductor of the Romanian National Symphony Orchestra – Capital Cultural, 11February 2016

“Gabriel Bebeşelea led the G. Rossini Symphony Orchestra. He did it with professionalism and concern to render Rossini’s specificities, showing a deep and serious study.

The detailed analysis was sound and the musicians played with filigree precision, inspired by the elegant gestures of the conductor and the feeling for the stylistic culture Bebeşelea exuded in every melodic drawing…..The Rossini Festival, where he enjoyed a hearty applause, was an important step in the career of the young conductor.”

Costin PopaAdevărul 9th of September 2016, about “Il Viaggio a Reims” at the G. Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro



“Gabriel Bebeselea is, without any doubt, one of the most important members of the generation of Romanian conductors under 30 years old. He gained a quantity of musical knowledge and hours of working with the orchestra unusuall for his age, proving a surprising maturity in approaching the scores belonging equally to the symphonic and the lyrical repertoire. I foresee for him a very beautiful route conducting orchestras from Romania as well in the musical centers from abroad.”

Tiberiu Soare, Principal Conductor of the Romanian Radio Orchestras – Acord, June 2012





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