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Vladimir Lungu was born on October 29, 1975 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (later he took also romanian citizenship). He began studying music at the age of five by playing violin and piano. First conducting classes he took under guidance of Prof. Mikhail V. Secikin. From 1996 Vladimir continued his education at the Academy of Music „Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, graduating in 2001 as choral conductor (under supervision of professors Florentin Mihaescu, Cornel Groza and Adrian Morar) and in 2002 as orchestra conductor (under guidance of Prof. Petru Sbârcea, a student of famous romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache). Mr. Lungu is also a holder of master degree in Musical Arts acquired in 2007 at the same Academy of Music (under guidance of Prof. Gheorghe V. Dumanescu). In addition, his professional education was complemented by participation in few Master-classes, such as the 7th edition of the International Bach Academy in Cluj-Napoca sustained by Dr. Christfred Brödel (Germany), the ones led by Maestro Octav Calleya (Spain) and Emily Brown (Ohio, USA). Through 2002-2007, Mr. Lungu worked at the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Being in the position of assistant choir conductor and later choir conductor, he prepared numerous opera performances and conducted various choral concerts. In this period, Vladimir also conducted “De Juventute” chamber Choir of the “Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca (specialized in pop-jazz arrangements, permanent conductor between 2000-2007) and “Astra” Choir of Câmpia-Turzii (permanent conductor between 2001-2007). Additionally, Mr. Lungu collaborated successfully with other choirs such as the Choir of Arad State Philharmonic, the Choir of Academy of Music „Gheorghe Dima” Cluj-Napoca, the “Antifonia” Choir, the “Cappella Transylvanica” Choir and the “Intermezzo” Choir on Romanian and International repertoire, both in Romania and abroad (Spain, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Republic of Moldova.) Mr. Lungu also participated in the National Choral Music Symposium (Sinaia 2nd edition, 2002) and co-organized the International Master-classes in choral conducting (Sinaia 1st and 2nd editions, 2003-2004) sustained by Dr. Sharon A. Hansen (USA). In parallel, Vladimir Lungu succeeded to affirm himself as orchestra conductor as well. At the stand of Romanian National Opera from Cluj-Napoca he conducted numerous opera and ballet performances and various opera galas like Young opera talents of Cluj-Napoca, the 2004 Edition of the Opera Ball, and a special concert in honor of His Excellency Mr. Ion Iliescu, ex-president of Romania. Mr. Lungu was nominated for young talents distinction within the 2004 edition of the „Golden Opera Personalities” Festival. Throughout this period, Vladimir Lungu collaborated also with Bucharest National Opera House, Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Opera House, Constanta Opera Theater, State Philharmonic Orchestras of Iasi, Sibiu, and Oradea, “Te Deum Adoramus Philarmonia” Choir and Orchestra, „Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy and „Sigismund Toduta” Music High-School Choir and Orchestra. Through 2004-2007 he holds orchestra classes at distance learning department of „Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca. Since 2007, Vladimir Lungu is conductor, while since 2009 he is the Musical Director of the State Opera and Ballet House from Mersin, Turkey. He participated at 2012 Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival, 2012 Mersin International Music Festival, and also actively collaborating with Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya and Samsun State Opera Houses, Izmir, Adana and Eskisehir Philharmonic Orchestras. During his professional activity, Vladimir Lungu has worked with various artistic personalities. Among many of them, the following can be mentioned: Flavio Trevisan, Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini, Vincent Liotta, Idil Biret, Alexander Markov, Stefan Ruha, Gottlieb Wallisch, Felicia Filip, Roxana Briban, Gheorghe Petean, Ayhan Baran, Bülent Bezdüz and Irek Mukhamedov.