Filarmonica de Stat Iasi
General Director of the “Moldova” State Philharmonic in Iasi between 1984 and 1988, and from 1999 to the present.
Violinist Bujor Prelipcean studied first in Galati, under the guidance of the distinguished professor S. Nachmanovici, then at the “George Enescu” Conservatory in Iasi, with the eminent pedagogue Gheorghe Sirbu. Endowed with exceptional talent and with an enormous work capacity, Bujor Prelipcean fully observed the advice George Enescu gave to young people: "Self-knowledge, hard work and self-control should be the underlying principles in art as well as in life." Today, due to his success in his artistic and academic career, Bujor Prelipcean can be counted among the most prominent Romanian musical personalities.
Upon graduating from the Conservatory as national valedictorian in 1972, Bujor Prelipcean was offered a position as junior lecturer with the Instrumental Performance Department of the “George Enescu” Conservatory in Iasi.
As early as in his student years, Bujor Prelipcean showed an obvious enthusiasm for solo work, in parallel with his chamber music activity, taking part in numerous recitals and concerts as a soloist, in Romania as well as abroad. In spring 1973 he founded the Voces String Quartet. The quartet attended numerous master classes in Romania – working with maestro Wilhelm Georg Berger, and abroad – working with professors Friederich von Hausegger, Uzi Wiesel, Vilmos Tatray, Amedeo Baldovino and with the members of the “Amadeus” Quartet, thus managing to form the longest-lived and the most valuable string quartet in Romanian music history, counting now more than three decades of refined artistic activity.
In 1980 the Voces Quartet joined the Iasi Philarmonic resident ensembles, then in 1991 they became the National Quartet of the Romanian Broadcasting Society in Bucharest.
At the helm of the Voces Quartet, as well as outside the chamber music realm, Bujor Prelipcean performed countless solo works of great technical and interpretation complexity, re-affirming his status as an authentic artist.
Throughout time, the Voces Quartet was joined on stage by great names of the international music world, such as: Martin Lovett, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wolfgang Laufer, Radu Aldulescu, Valentin Gheorghiu, Stefan Metz, Luz Leskowitz, the Fine Arts Quartet (USA), Grigori Zhislin, Menahem Pressler, Karl Leister, Walther Seyfarth, Jeremy Menuhin, etc.
The Voces Quartet, with Bujor Prelipcean playing first violin, was awarded the following international prizes:
1974 (April) - Colmar, France - First Prize at the International String Quartet Competition.
1976 (May) - Bordeaux, France - Second Prize and silver medal at the International Quartet Competition.
1979 (September) Hanover, Germany - Second Prize at the “Karl Klingler” International Competition.
1998 (April, Bucharest) - the “Magnum” Award of the Romanian Music Critics' College.
The Voces Quartet has performed at prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Hercules Saal in Munich, Mirabel Schloss in Salzburg, Hochschulle der Kunste Saal in Berlin, etc., as well as in major musical centres, such as Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Turin, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, etc. Among the most prominent festivals attended by the Quartet: the “George Enescu” International Festival in Bucharest and festivals in Salzburg, Istanbul, Turin, Avignon, Kerkrade, etc.
- George Enescu – Integral of string quartets
- quartets by: J.C. de Arriaga, Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Rudolf Hartung, Haydn, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Mozart, Sabin Pautza, Schubert, Smetana, R. Strauss, H. Wolf and others
- Beethoven – Integral of quartets
Honours (a selection):
- Honorary Citizen of Iasi,
- Honorary Diploma of the George Enescu International Festival, Bucharest 1998
- National Order of Merit, Knight, for outstanding achievements in promoting Romanian culture within the country and abroad.
- Professor at the George Enescu University of Arts in Iasi,
- Honorary professor at the Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca,
- Honorary professor at the Music Academy in Wurzburg, Germany,
- Master classes held at the Royal Dutch Quartet Academy in Amsterdam.