Horea Crishan was born in the Romanian city of Sibiu (Hermannstadt). He has
always been inspired by Euterpe, the goddess of music. After his state
examination as a violinist at the conservatory in Bucharest he moved to the
Federal Republic of Germany. Since 1974 he has played the violin for the NDR -
Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg. Hundreds of concerts in many different countries
with the best-known conductors and soloists of the world made him into an
orchestra musician with heart and soul. Other than the violin, his second
passion has always been the pan flute. In 1979, Horea Crishan began studying
this instrument. By artfully joining the highest philharmonic precision with the
instinctively evocative power of music, Crishan developed a totally unique and
very personal style. 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 Bremen, MS Columbus or MS Astor.
For more than 20 years, James Last has called upon Crishan whenever he needed an expressive, emotional pan flute. 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.