Constantin Serban


Born in Târgoviste, Romania, in 1956, Constantin Serban begins studying the violin at the age of five, with private lessons in his hometown.

In 1963 he is admitted to the High School of Music in Bucharest, a reputable institution devoted to training professional musicians, where he obtains the High School Diploma of Music in 1975, in class of Anisia DEVESELU, with the maximum score.

During the same year, he is received at the Romanian National Academy of Music in Bucharest (Superior Conservatoire of Music), which he completes in 1979 with a Bachelors’ Degree Diploma obtained with the same maximum score, in the class of the Master Stefan Gheorgiu - an ex-pupil of David Oistrach.

During his studies, Constantin Serban participates in numerous national and international competitions and earns a significant number of awards, of which the most important are: the First Prize at the Romanian Music Performance Competition and the First Prize at the National Romanian Festival in 1977 and the Second Prize, as well as the Special Prize of the Jury for the contemporary piece, at the "Tibor Varga" International Competition in 1979.

After joining the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest in 1979, he leaves Romania in 1981 and, after a brief period with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo, in 1982, he is appointed concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Pays de la Loire, later National Orchestra of Pays de la Loire, the position he still holds at present.

Meanwhile, he leads a rich career as a soloist and a chamber musician, hailed by many newspaper articles in France, Romania, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, etc.

In 1984, Constantin Serban begins teaching, taking up a professorship at the Nantes National Conservatoire of Music. Then he begins giving master classes in France, Romania, Germany and Ireland, as well as judging at prestigious national auditions, such as the ones at the Superior National Conservatoire of Music in Paris, and international ones, such as the "Jeunesses Musicales" in Bucharest.

Constantin Serban’s students now occupy places in renown orchestras, such as Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Grand Theatre of "Liceu" in Barcelona, Philharmonic Orchestra of Seville, and the National Orchestras of Lille, Bordeaux and Pays de la Loire.

Together with Ruxandra Serban (principal cello of the National Orchestra of Pays de la Loire) and Colette Musquera, he creates the Trio "Atalante" in 1987.

In 2003, he founds the Euro Music Academy, which he now runs as Musical Director,The «European Music Academy» association that organises summer seminars for young instrumentalists. In this context, he also run the «Lude Masterclasses» instrumental international seminar.