Cristian Codreanu
French Horn, Music Appreciation


Cristian Codreanu graduated from the University of Bucharest, Romania. He was appointed Principal Horn with the Constanta Symphony by his teacher, Professor Paul Staicu, who was also the founder and Music Director of the orchestra. From 1980-1986 Mr. Codreanu appeared in numerous occasions as a soloist. He premiered the Konzertstuck by Robert Schumann (first horn part) in Romania. In 1987 he immigrated to United States and became an American Citizen in 1991. The same year (1987) he won a position with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Presently he performs Third Horn with Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Second Horn with Evansville Philharmonic, Indiana, and Principal Horn with the Tennessee Philharmonic. He is also a collaborator with the Nashville, Memphis and Huntsville Symphonies, and a member of the Capitol Brass Quintet of Nashville. He worked as a recording artist and participated on the Amy Grant and Vince Gill Christmas tours with the Nashville Symphony. In 1986 he taught privately at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome – Italy, and in Nashville since 1992. Here at TSU, Mr. Codreanu teaches three classes of Music appreciation (including the Honors student group) as well as applied French horn, Horn Ensemble and Brass Quintet. Recently he appeared as a soloist with the Tennessee Philharmonic, performing La Villanelle by Paul Dukas. In June 2000, Mr. Codreanu received The Outstanding Teacher Award, for special commendation as one of Tennessee's outstanding educators from Governor Don Sundquist.

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