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Was born in Brasov, Romania, and studied with Anselm Honigberger, Pavel Tornea and Radu Chichu, graduating from the Iasi Music Academy and the Bucharest Music Academy. He has received national and international prizes in Prague (1981), Markneukichen (1982), Bucharest, Timisoara, and has performed as solo oboist in Romania, Italy, Spain, France, Britain, Ireland, Turkey, Grand Canaria and Germany.
He is at present principal oboist with the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest and also a member of "Syrinx" winds Trio.
He has broadcast in Bucharest, Paris, Madrid and Lisbon and he made a CD with traditional Romanian music "The magic of Adrian Petrescu", with light music "Love under the blue stars" and classical with Chamber orchestra "Virtuosi from Bucharest".
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"Immaculate breath control that always gave significance and coherence to phrasing was the hallmark Norfolk Festival of the oboe playing of Adrian Petrescu."
Eastern Daily Press
"The oboist Adrian Petrescu", showing an agreeable charm in the Marcello concerto, was remarkable in a most distinguished way, a brilliant sensibility, a special sound quality and admirable tuning."
Actualitatea Muzicala, Bucharest
"Something of a rarity in our town was the concert by a great wind soloist: Adrian Petrescu is an artiste with much experience. He has a transcendent sound, very clean and with perfect tuning. After the soft sound, delicate yet aristocratic in the Albanian concerto, with a sensibility shown only by the greatest soloists, we moved forward four hundred years to the beautiful concerto by Martinu, given a commanding performance. The enthusiastic audience enjoyed very much Adrian Petrescu's personality and showered him with applause."
"From the first note, the lively musician played with seemingly inexhaustible breath. Also remarkable was the unpretentious part he played throughout in the service of the music."
"One of the most brilliant Romanian artists of his generation."