Cristian Lupes started the study of music at a very young age, at the beginning under the guidance of his mother, pianist and music teacher. With a versatile personality, he attended the courses of the University from Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry, concluding his studies in 1998 with a B.A. thesis on “The elementary particles”.

In 1999 he began the musical studies at the National Music University from Bucharest, Department of Musical Theoretical Studies and later on in the Department of Orchestral Conducting concluding with a B.A. thesis dedicated to Mahler's 1st Symphony “Der Titan”. His M.A. Degree was brilliantly accomplished with a thesis on “Fuga Ricercata” from Musikalisches Opfer by J.S. Bach for Orchester gesetzt von Anton von Webern.

He has received the Ph.D title from the National Music University from Bucharest, with the thesis “Scientific parameters of interpretation”, under the guidance of Professor Ph.D Liviu Danceanu.

In 2004 and 2005, Cristian Lupes attended the specialization courses in orchestra conducting organized by Internationale Sommerakademie at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien with Prof. Mark Stringer and Prof. Vladimir Kiradjiev.

He was Seiji Ozawa's Assistant during the concerts with the Romanian Phiharmonic Orchestra from Bucharest and Zubin Mehta's Personal Assistant during the concerts held in the frame of “George Enescu” International Festival and Competition from 2003.

Cristian Lupes was resident conductor of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande from Genève, Tonhalle Orchester from  Zurich, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and The Royal Concertgebow from Amsterdam.

Between March - August 2010 he was assistant-conductor of Jonathan Nott at the Bamberger Symphoniker Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie, Germany.

Between 2001 and 2009 Cristian Lupes was Assistant to the General Manager of “George Enescu” International Festival and Competition and from 2009 until present, he has been the Artistic consultant of the General Manager, Mr. Mihai Constantinescu.

Cristian Lupes has held concerts as invited-conductor with the following Orchestras and  Philharmonics: Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Iasi State Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibiu State Philharmonic Orchestra, Brasov State Philharmonic Orchestra, Bacau State Philharmonic Orchestra, R. Valcea State Philharmonic Orchestra, Ploiesti State Philharmonic Orchestra, Pitesti State Philharmonic Orchestra, Craiova State Philharmonic Orchestra, Galati Orchestra, concerts Series with „ARCHAEUS” ensemble of contemporany music at the Romanian Athenaeum Hall, “Tinerimea Romana” Hall, National Music University Hall, concerts Series „European Musical Evening Events of „D. Teodorescu” Chamber Orchestra 2007-2009, private Concerts: ”Schneider Electric” Concert at the Romanian Athenaeum „Bach Cantatas” Cotroceni Presidencial Palace.








"Cristian Lupes is endowed with a real talent, doubled by an extraordinary determination

and power of work plus a charming personality. Traits that constitutes conditions for binding in his field."

Cristian Mandeal


"Of young roumanian conductors, Cristian Lupes is without doubt one of the most endowed

and more capable of confirmation."

Liviu Danceanu