Horea Crishan, violinist from the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg, is one of today’s leading pan flutists.
In 1979 he began studying this instrument. After a very short time, Horea Crishan had mastered the divine instrument perfectly.
In 1980, Crishan’s first album for pan flute and organ was released. Within two years he became a top-notch pan flutist.
By artfully joining the highest philharmonic precision with the instinctively evocative power of music, Crishan developed a totally unique and very personal style.
A true natural, he was soon discovered by James Last, Eugen Cicero, and others. “The pan flute”, Horea Crishan says, “It opens up a whole world of feelings and all dimensions of music.”
Horea Crishan appeared with the well-known jazz pianist Eugen Cicero, with the big Promenadenorchester (promenade orchestra) Alfred Hause which he joined for several tours of Japan, and the world-famous James Last Orchestra. The wide range of his repertoire includes folk music, popular music and classical music. He dazzles (fascinates) in combinations like pan flute and organ, pan flute and accordion, pan flute and harp, or pan flute and chamber orchestra.
For twenty years, Horea Crishan, the pan flute or violin soloist, has been a very welcome guest on many gala events and the big cruise ships like MS Europa, MS Deutschland, MS Amadea, MS Astor or MS Bremen.
Of all his recordings for the label Intercord and Polydor, his biggest success was “Paradiesvogel” with the James Last Orchestra. His latest collaboration with James Last was recorded in the summer of 2007: several compositions for a film score of a new Constantin movie.
He uses pan flutes made by Gheorge Georgescu, one of the world’s best and most famous master builder of pan flutes.