… praised by the Süddeutsche Zeitung as „one of the great cello-talents of the moment“, Valentin Răduțiu was born in Munich and received his first cello lessons from his father. Later he studied in Salzburg, Vienna and Berlin with Clemens Hagen, Heinrich Schiff and David Geringas.
Valentin is a prize-winner of international competitions such as International Dotzauer Competition for Young Cellists, Karl Davidov International Competition and the George Enescu International Competition. In 2011 he was honored with the Music Prize of German Business, one of the most important prizes for up-and-coming young musicians in Germany.
He performed as Soloist with orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Czech Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestras of the MDR Leipzig and the SWR Stuttgart, Münchener Kammerorchester, Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, George Enescu Philharmonic, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Prague Philharmonia.
Since 2019, Valentin is the principal cellist of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and in 2021 he has been appointed cello Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden.