Vlad Vizireanu (United States)


A regular presence in the competition circuit, Vizireanu came to international attention when he won Second Prize in the 2013 Cadaqués Conducting Competition in a televised concert at Auditori Hall, Barcelona. He then made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall as Finalist in the 2016 Donatella Flick Competition. 

Recent debuts include the Orchestra di Milano La Verdi, Orpheus Academy Orchestra (Oregon Music Festival) and Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV. Other orchestras he has conducted include the Tonhalle-Orchester, Lucerne Festival Strings and the New World Symphony. He has also served as cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, and others. Recent and upcoming engagements include the Wiener Kammerorchester, Orchestre National de Lille, Romanian Radio National & Chamber Orchestras, Moldova Iași Philharmonic, Sibiu State Philharmonic. He has been invited to conduct at the Gstaad Festival, Castleton Festival, Enescu Festival.

His primary conducting teachers were David Effron, Arthur Fagen, Timothy Russell, & William Reber. He holds degrees in conducting from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Arizona State University. Additionally, he studied with David Zinman, Kurt Masur and Bernard Haitink at the 2013 and 2014 Lucerne Easter Festivals. Vizireanu was one of the last students of Lorin Maazel under full fellowship at the 2014 Castleton Festival. Among his other mentors were Michael Tilson Thomas, Neeme Järvi, Franz Welster-Möst, and the late James DePriest.

An ardent advocate of new music, Vizireanu is the Founder & Executive Director of Impulse New Music Festival (INMF), which brings together young composers and instrumentalists to study and perform new compositions. He recently commissioned several new compositions by renowned Los Angeles composer, Michael Glenn Williams, and conducted the world premieres with the Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble and Sibiu Philharmonic.

Vizireanu was recently appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Ploiești Philharmonic. He served as Music Director of the Knox Galesburg Symphony in Illinois and the North Shore Symphony in New York. He also served as Artistic Director of Enescu & The Americas, an organization that fosters cultural exchange between Romania and the United States through the music of Romania’s greatest composer, George Enescu.