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Emilian Badea


EMILIAN BADEA graduated one of Romania’s most prestigious Music Academies. He earned a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree both as a Dean’s scholar, from Boston University.

As a freelance musician in the Boston area, Dr. Badea has performed with The Boston Ballet, The Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Classical Players, The Boston Academy of Music, The New Hampshire Symphony, The Rhode Island Philharmonic. Dr. Badea has presented Master-classes at the “George Dima” Academy of Music, Cluj, Romania, and “G.Donizetti” Conservatorio di Musica, Bergamo, Italy. He is member of the National Music Honor Society “Pi Kappa Lambda”, of the American Federation of Musicians, the International Double Reed Society, the American Accordionists’ Association, and the Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts. Dr. Badea is currently on the music faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a visiting Professor at the Staten Island Conservatory of Music. He is fluent in Romanian, Hungarian, Italian. Dr. Badea’s solo appearances have been favourable reviwed:

The “Brockton Enterprise…”. “Badea’s tone was penetrating yet sonorous, demonstrating excellent control even in extreme registers…… The concerto’s slow movement showed this soloist to be an eloquent shaper of melodic phrases, while his natty finger technique put across the works’ playful finale with character and panache….”

The “Romanian Music Journal..”. ” Mr. Badea’s sensational performance…… a bassoon virtuoso, with an elegant sound, full of romantic character….. impeccable phrasing, outstanding technique….a delightful performance….”

The “Staten Island Advanceäó_.”. Projections of Impressionist painting gave way to music (Debussy, Massenet, Ravel and Milhaud) and dancing (by the Duncan Dance Collective), accompanied by genial commentary by Dr. Emilian Badea, a bassoonist and scholar on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

“The Patriot Ledger”.. Nov. 2000…. “Soloist Badea took up the bassoon concerto’s challenges with relaxed confidence, launching into the lively, articulated runs neatly and calmly. He produced a firm yet lyrical tone that swelled to a rich fullness…… the brisk final movement bounced along brightly, with Badea not only negotiating the tricky, rapid leaps but also making it all smoothly musical……”