Michael Cretu is an internationally recognised musician and composer, whose family has a long musical tradition dating back to the 17th Century. Born in Bucharest, Romania Michael has been playing the double bass since he was 12. At the age of 19, he joined the Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra & studied music at George Enescu Music School, Bucharest and won a scholarship to complete his postgraduate studies at the RNCM. He has performed his solo pieces at the Royal Academy of Music and King’s Place, London, The Royal Exchange and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Michael is the musical director for the Manchester International Roots Orchestra, formed by RNCM and Community Arts North West.
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