Ioan Pavalache – Polyptic coordinates of a musicianʼs life


  • CONSUELA RADU-ȚAGA “George Enescu” National University of Arts Iași


conductor, Gavriil Musicescu Choir, Camerata Chorale, professor, Conservatory.


Ten years have passed from the death of conductor and professor Ioan Pavalache. Born in Chișinău, Ioan Pavalache went through the difficulties of the 1944 refuge. He perfected his studies at Bucharest, choosing to practice in the field of music. His great passion was conducting, that is why he preferred to leave the capital and to come to Iași for conducting the Gavriil Musicescu Choir of Moldovian Philharmonic and at the same time the Romanian Operaʼs Choir. He linked his destiny to the activity of the Philharmonicʼs Choir which he led for 32 years, raising the ensemble to a high artistic level. He did not decline the involvement in organizational activities, which is why he managed the Romanian Opera from Iași as an artistic director. The enthusiasm and the professional skills turned him toward the academic career and at The Conservatory formed plenty of young conductors, who pursue today their activity in residential institutions. A continuator of the choral tradition, Ioan Pavalache founded Camerata Choir, which had a rich activity at national and international levels. The coordinates of a life dedicated to music deserve to be known at present and not only then…