The Romanian professor was involved with many notable international competitions


Violinist Petru Munteanu |

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Romanian violinist and pedagogue Petru Munteanu died on 17 November 2023 at the age of 83. He was known for initiating the International Violin Competition and International Master Classes for strings in Kloster Schöntal, where he was artistic director. He also served as the artistic director of the Leopold-Mozart competition in Augsburg.

Born on 26 June 1940 in Bucharest, Munteanu pursued his studies there under professor George Manoliu. He went on to teach violin at the Bucharest Conservatoire, the University of Lübeck, the University of Music Hamburg, and the University of Music and Drama Rostock. From 2000-2004, he was elected the president of the European String Teachers Association.

A familiar face to many in the classical music world, Munteanu served as a jury member at many international competitions, include the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, the Premio Paganini competition in Genoa, the Queen Elisabeth competition in Brussels, the Enescu competition in Bucharest, the Wieniawski competition in Poznań, and the Bach competition in Leipzig, among others.

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