Adrian Mantu


Adrian is the cellist/founder of the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, Galway Ensemble in Residence and winner of 16 International Prizes (London, Munich, Berlin, Prague, Bucharest, Hamburg, Rome), performing over 3000 concerts in 46 countries (Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Tel-Aviv Opera, Carnegie Hall, Gedai Tokyo, NCH), in front of great personalities (Michael D Higgins, Prince Charles, Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, Nobel Prize Winners & Hollywood Stars).

He arranged/recorded the music for “Trop Tard” film (Cannes Fest) and Steven Spielberg /Tom Hank’s “Band of Brothers” and recorded for Universal, Sony, Quartz, Deutsche Schallplatten & NMC labels. Adrian was awarded a Degree of Doctor of Music (honoris causa) by the the National University of Ireland, Galway and is in his final stages of completing his DMusPerf studies at TCD/Riam. Adrian has commissioned/premiered over 100 new and neglected Irish works, representing Ireland in various EU projects as soloist and in cross-over ensembles.