”Anton Pann” Ensemble
The Old Music Ensemble ”Anton Pann” brings together a group of young musicians sharing a common passion for the ancient Romanian culture and aiming to seek the musical universe specific to the Romanian area centuries ago.
The music that the Ensemble propose has its origins in the medieval manuscripts both from the libraries of the monasteries, the codexes and the anthologies of important composers such as Ioan Căianu, Dimitrie Cantemir, Petros Peloponesios, Anton Pann, I.C. Zographou Keibeli, George Ucenescu.
Since it was established, Anton Pann Ensemble performed in recitals both in concert halls in Bucharest such as the Romanian Athaeneum or the Radio Concert Hall and in cities such as Craiova, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Târgu-Mureș, Brașov, Iași, Constanța, Galați, Pitești, Slobozia, Vaslui, Cugir. The Ensemble gave concerts in important European cities such as Madrid, London, Brussels, Zagreb, Kraków, Wroclaw, Venetia, Bologna, Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Athens, Nafplio or Chisinau serving successfully the country and its cultural and traditional values.
The activity of the Anton Pann Ensemble includes participation in concerts and projects such as: numerous concerts in Turkey at the invitation of the Yunnus Imre Institute, the Hacettepe University, the European Commission in Turkey, the Romanian Cultural Institute; organization and participation in the project ”When we were Byzantium”; participation in the project ”Journey of Dimitrie Cantemir” which implied the organization and the performance in three concerts in Ankara and Istanbul; organization and participation in the project ”Tradition and Craftsmanship – Master Class of Traditional Instruments”; organization and participation in the Romanian tour ”Unicorn”.
Constantin Răileanu (conductor)
Constantin Răileanu is the founder and the director of the Ensemble. He received his PhD in music at the National Music University of Bucharest, supervised by prof. dr. Teodor Țuțuianu.
Constantin Răileanu is a researcher of the ancient music of oriental origin. Initiator of the ”Anton Pann” Ensemble, he is a composer, conductor, vocal soloist and percussionist. He graduated Religious History and Philosophy – Religious Phenomenology of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology from the University of Bucharest and completed a joint degree program in Byzantine Music and Coral Conducting of National Music University of Bucharest.
The director of ”Anton Pann” Ensemble performed in more than 600 concerts both in Romania and abroad. He gave concerts with important musicians such as Kiya Tabassian, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, Neva Ozgen, Alkis Zopoglou, Ahmet Sahin, Mehmet Bitmez, Mehmet Fatih Zulfikar, Petros Papageorgiou, Fikret Karakaya, Emmanuel Hovhannisyan, Derya Turkan, Vincent Segal, National Chamber Choir ”Madrigal”, State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj and ”Psalmodia” Choir of the National University of Music Bucharest.