For the summer of 2012, Vlad Agachi has been appointed Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival. Each year, out of hundreds of applicants, three young conductors from around the world are selected to take part during a two-month period, in an intense program involving work with internationally recognized maestros, podium time in front of an extraordinarily talented group of colleagues, and the chance to study the technique of many distinguished artists as they work with the BSO in both rehearsal and performance.
The Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Program counts among its alumni many of the great conductors of our time, including Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Michael Tilson Thomas, Christoph von Dohnanyi, and David Zinman.Conducting Fellows gain practical experience in leading the TMC Orchestra and conducting smaller ensembles of TMC musicians in both standard repertoire and new music during the world-renowned Festival of Contemporary Music. Fellows participate in conducting classes given by TMC resident and guest faculty, including master-classes with chamber orchestra, and in discussions with visiting artists and BSO guest conductors; they also observe rehearsals of the BSO and the TMCO throughout the season.
Vlad Agachi was born in 1982, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He started his musical studies at 5 years old with piano and then trombone. He obtained his degree in both Conducting and Interpretation (trombone) from the National University of Music in Bucharest, under the guidance of conductor Dumitru Goia and Petru Andriesei. Currently he is enrolled in a PHD program at the same university, specializing in Mozart’s Opera. He perfected his studies with conductors such as Jorma Panula, Christian Badea, Marek Pijarowsky and Yoel Levi. He obtained many prizes at national and international competitions. He is invited as a guest conductor in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Satu Mare and Targoviste, extending his collaborations in Israel, Portugal, Poland and Moldova. Currently, he is appointed conductor of the Pitesti Philharmonic Orchestra, permanent guest conductor of the Targoviste Philharmonic orchestra, artistic direction of the Opera class at the National University of Music in Bucharest.