Emil Visenescu

Clarinetistul Emil Vișenescu s-a născut în 10 martie, 1969, la Bucureşti. He studied at the National University of Music under the guidance of Ioan Cudalbu and Valeriu Bărbuceanu. Since 1993, he has been a member of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra from Bucharest. He completed numerous specialization courses under the guidance of clarinetists Stephan Korody – Kreuzer, Walter Boeykens, Karl Leister, Andrew Marriner, Joszeph Balogh and Aurelian Octav Popa. Between 2000-2002, he studied with Ernesto Molinari, at the University of Music in Bern-Biel, obtaining the soloist diploma. His a prize winner in several competitions and the recipient of many awards. Emil Vişenescu is an active artist of the national and international scene, holding a series of concerts and recitals both as a soloist and as a member of some ensembles.

As a soloist, he performed with prestigious orchestras from the country (Iași, Timișoara, Bacău, Ploiesti, Brașov, Craiova, Satu-Mare, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Sibiu, Târgoviște, Giurgiu, Constanța) and abroad (Biel, Bern, Dresden). Emil Vișenescu is the clarinetist to whom many works for solo clarinet, including several concertos, were dedicated by important composers such as Dan Dediu, Doina Rotaru, Adrian Iorgulescu, Carmen Cârneci, Diana Rotaru, Felicia Donceanu, Adrian Enescu, George Balint, Sabin Pause. For 25 years, as a member of the “Mosaic” trio, he has been performing on various stages in Romania, Belgium, France and Switzerland. Emil Vişenescu was invited as a member of the jury of the Marțian Negrea – Ploiesti, Jeunesses Musicales – Bucharest and Gheorghe Dima – Cluj contests, he taught at the International Summer Courses in Breaza, Sighișoara, Bistrița, Cisnădie and Brașov.

In 2006, 2016, and 2018 he was invited to give recitals, workshops and clarinet specialization courses by the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. In 2006 and 2014, Emil Vișenescu was a soloist of the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, at the International Festival of Contemporary Music, Bucharest. He made recordings for Romanian Radio and Romanian Television and gave clarinet recitals as a guest of the SIMN and Meridian festivals. Since 2002, he has been teaching the clarinet at the Bucharest National University of Music, and in 2011 he obtained the title of Doctor of Music from the same institution.

Emil Vișenescu completed his post-doctoral and master’s studies in orchestra conducting, followed in the class of Prof. Univ. Dr. Dumitru Goia, also at UNMB. In his new position, he performed concerts with the symphonic orchestras of the Philharmonics of Pitesti, Brașov, Ploiesti, Craiova, Chisinau, with the UNMB Concerto orchestra and with the Ionel Perlea chamber orchestra, whose founder he is.