Eugene Albulescu

Award-winning musician Eugene Albulescu joined the LU Philharmonic as artistic director and chief conductor in 2007. He started his piano studies in Romania at age six, at the Enescu Music School in Bucharest. His family moved to New Zealand in 1984 to escape Romania's Communist regime. He completed his musical studies at Indiana University, becoming the youngest person ever to teach there as an assistant instructor. His emergence on the international scene came in 1994, when his debut recording (Albulescu Plays Liszt) earned him the International Grand Prix du Disque Liszt. Since then Mr. Albulescu has maintained a successful career in the United States and abroad. He performed in New York at BargeMusic in 1996, and later gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001, having been a guest soloist and conductor at the Festival of the Atlantic. He performed at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, and was invited to perform at the White House for the Millenium celebrations. Albulescu is a Steinway Artist who has taught on the music faculty at Lehigh for the past 14 years.