The Philadelphia Inquirer has published a major feature article on conductor Cristian Macelaru in its August 18th issue. On the heels of Macelaru’s successful debut at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival on August 14-15, David Patrick Stearns wrote:
“Philadelphia’s Cristian Macelaru (once associate conductor – new title, “conductor-in-residence”) is making a more-than-vice-presidential career for himself. Last weekend, it landed him, on his own artistic steam, at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, which gives significant platforms to conductors consolidating major careers, including the likes of Osmo Vänskä, Edward Gardner, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Good company? That’s an understatement.
Now in his mid-30s, Macelaru has been hovering around New York, having conducted at the Caramoor Festival last summer with Joshua Bell and, this year, at Carnegie Hall with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in place of the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.”
Read more at : http://www.philly.com/philly/arts/Macelaru_on_the_rise.html