Born in Bistrita (Romania) he got his degree at the “Gheorghe Dima” Musical Academy in Cluj Napoca. He has won several International Competitions as: “Sigismund Toduta”, “Hariclea Darclée”, “Martian Negrea”, “Ion Perlea”, “Sabin Dragoi”, International Music Competition in Seoul, First prize and audience prize at the “Operalia” Competition.
His brillant career brought him quickly to sing: Il matrimonio segreto (Paolino) at the Hungarian Opera in Cluj-Napoca; L’Elisir d’amore (Nemorino) at the Romanian National Opera in Timisoara, Trieste, Hamburg, Covent Garden in London, Bucharest National Opera; La Traviata (Alfredo) at the Rome Opera, at the Greek National Opera, at the Wiener Staatsoper, in Trieste, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Genova, Palermo, Bucharest, Tel-Aviv, Naples, Malta, Taormina, at La Fenice in Venice; La Sonnambula (Elvino) at the Wiener Staatsoper; Otello (Cassio) at the Zurich Opernhaus; Rigoletto (Duca di Mantova) in Seoul, at the Royal Opera House in London, at the Opéra de Paris, in Sanxay, Naples, Novara and Palermo directed by John Turturro; Gounod’s Faust in Bucharest, at Opera Rijeka in Croatia, at the Hong Kong Cultural Center and in Oviedo; Der Rosenkavalier (Ein Sagner) at the Salzburg Festival, in Strasbourg and Zurich; Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio) at the Opéra Bastille in Paris; La Bohème (Rodolfo) at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, in Parma, Singapore and Taiwan; Norma (Pollione) in Naples, Madrid, Otsu, Genova, Venice; Roberto Devereux in Genova and Parma; Attila in Venice; Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) and Simon Boccanegra (Gabriele Adorno) in Bologna.
He has worked with such important conductors as: Evelino Pidò, Andrea Battistoni, Daniele Gatti, Simone Young, Michele Mariotti, Riccardo Frizza, Omer Wellber, Marko Letonja, Jesus López-Cobos, Bruno Campanella, Donato Renzetti, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Nello Santi.
His active presence on the concert platform has seen him perform the world premiere of Gyorgy Kurtag‘s Colinda balada op. 46 with the Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra in Cluj-Napoca and with Romania’s most imporant symphonic orchestras (Bucharest, Targu Mures, Iasi, Timisoara, Oradea). He has also appeared in concerts with Angela Gheorghiu in Seoul and Shanghai and recently opened the Symphonic season at La Fenice in Venice.
Among his future engagements: Rigoletto (Duca di Mantova) at Teatro Regio in Turin and in Bologna; La Bohème (Rodolfo) in Palermo and Liège; Elisabetta al Castello di Kenilworth (Warney) conducted by Riccardo Frizza at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo; Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton) at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova; Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the New National Theatre in Tokyo; I Due Foscari at the Verdi Festival in Parma.