Corina Ciuplea (RO)

Corina Ciuplea (RO)

Founder, Bucharest Film Orchestra

Corina Ciuplea-Turcan studied cello at the National University of Music in Bucharest. While still a student, she founded Muse Quartet out of the desire to bring a non-conformist string quartet to the Romanian market. From original takes on non-classical works and collaborations with indie, pop-rock, electronic or hip-hop artists, Muse Quartet brought forward the idea of an alternative quartet. This initiative to create a “bridge” between different musical worlds and artists/bands with different musical backgrounds has become a trend and Corina (through several independent actions) has shown that this crossover is possible even on a large scale – for 8 years she has been organizing non-classical orchestras for various live show collaborations with artists such as Golan, Vita de Vie, Deliric, Alexander Knappe, Goran Bregovic, Zdob si Zdub, Vunk, Byron, The Mono Jacks, Robin and the Backstabbers, Lucia, Andra, Akua Naru, Stefan Banica jr or Bruce Dickinson – The music of Jon Lord and Deep Purple.

As a necessity for our growing cultural market, Corina has also founded the Bucharest Film Orchestra – a project that performs and records theatre and film scores. This is how the score of the film Romania Salbatica (Wild Romania) was recorded, after several decades of “silence” in the Romanian orchestral film music industry. This soundtrack has been awarded the Best Original Music Score Gopo Prize.

Over the years, Corina has worked with festivals such as CellEast Festival, George Enescu International Festival, and Femei pe Matasari Urban Street Festival. 

She is recognized as a link between the classical world and the alternative scene in the projects she works with, such as the Deliric shows with orchestra at the Untold festival in Cluj.

Furthermore, since college, Corina Ciuplea-Turcan has invested time, patience and consistency in a set of skills adjacent to the music industry – music notation and score editing. Thus, she has created a career in this field and currently collaborates with several composers and institutions both locally (Romanian Opera House, Romanian Radio Orchestras) and abroad. 

 For the past 4 years, she has been working in the concert film music industry for Berlin-based company Europaische FilmPhilharmonie, having had the opportunity to assist prestigious orchestras in Europe such as Zurich Tonhalle, Paris Philharmonie or Bayerische Rundfunk. 

Although self-taught in this field, her experience and the prestige of working with major music publishers around the world, on the works of revered composers, have turned Corina into an expert in the field, now invited to hold seminars, workshops, and masterclasses regarding music notation at various music institutions in Europe.