Cristian Andriș (România / Switzerland)


Born in Timișoara and a graduate of institutions such as Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano and Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Cristian Andriș was under the tutelage of renowned teachers such as Wolfram Christ, Bruno Giuranna, Gérard Caussé. He participated master classes with Tabea Zimmermann, Hatto Beyerle, Hartmut Rohde, Wolfram Christ, Walter Küssner.

In 2019, the National University of Music in Bucharest awarded him the title of Doctor of Music with the highest distinction. In July 2021, he obtained the Qualification Certificate in the field of doctoral university studies – Music and the position of Associate Professor of the Faculty of Music and Theater of the West University of Timișoara, where he has been working since 2014. He also teaches masterclasses in the country and abroad, and his students are active in some of the most important philharmonics in the country, pedagogy representing an important aspect of his career.

As a soloist he has performed with the National Radio Orchestra, the “Orquesta Filarmonía” from Madrid, the “Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra”, the National Youth Orchestra of Romania, the “Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra from Timișoara, the “Transilvania” Philharmonic Orchestra from Cluj-Napoca and the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Sibiu.

As an orchestral musician, he is the head of the viola part at the “Swiss Orchestra”, at the “Romanian Chamber Orchestra” and is a permanent collaborator of the “Zürich Chamber Orchestra”, an ensemble whose artistic director is the renowned violinist Daniel Hope.

Starting from 2019, he is the artistic director of the “Romanian Chamber Orchestra”, an ensemble that brings together under the baton of maestro Cristian Măcelaru some of the most important Romanian musicians active in the country and abroad.

Cristian Andriș plays on a viola built by the French luthier Charles Boullangier in 1885 in London and with a bow made by Stéphane Thomachot in Paris.