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Cristian Budu


São Paulo, SP
13 Played at 13 groupmuses!

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"A stunningly original pianist with musical insight and maturity that could inspire envy in colleagues twice his age." (Gramophone)

Young Brazilian with Romanian parents, pianist Cristian Budu became the winner of one of the most important and prestigious competitions in the world, the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, at its 50th anniversary (2013). It awards just one winner by edition, and sometimes none at all (at the next edition the prize was not awarded). Beside the Grand Prize Cristian also won the Audience prize and the Children’s Corner prize. The critique considered this as the most important award on the part of a Brazilian pianist over the last 25 years.

Cristian’s first commercial solo CD launched in 2016 in Europe was awarded many important prizes: ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Gramophone, ‘5-Diapasons’ by Diapason, and by the end of 2017, this CD entered Gramophone's list of "Top 10 Chopin Recordings” and ” Top 10 Recent Beethoven Recordings” .

Traditional Repertoire

Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern


Cristian Budu, pianist

  • Piano
  • Berlin, Deutschland
  • Hasn't played any groupmuses, yet

Performed groupmuses (13)

Cristian Budu is Back! Special Piano 4hands evening!

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 7:00 PM
  • Weissensee
This groupmuse happened about 1 year ago

Budu, Beethoven, and Beyond

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 7:00 PM
  • NYC

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Budu's Back: Around the World

  • Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 7:30 PM
  • NYC

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

A Budu Christmas

  • Friday, December 25, 2020, at 7:00 PM
  • New York

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Cristian Budu's Moonlight: Our Mini-Festival Opener!

  • Friday, October 30, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • New Yorky City

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Budu's Beethoven: A Massivemuse with a Master

  • Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • Internet New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Just an ordinary evening

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Mitte Berlin, Berlin

This groupmuse happened about 6 years ago

Damerow Groupmuse: Welcome Cristian Budu

  • Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Pankow

This groupmuse happened almost 7 years ago

Buchina muse

  • Friday, October 9, 2015, at 9:00 PM
  • Bowery, New York New York, NY

This groupmuse happened about 8 years ago

Lucio's groupmuse

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 7:00 PM
  • São Paulo, SP
This groupmuse happened over 9 years ago

A B-Day for Budu

  • Friday, April 4, 2014, at 6:30 PM
  • Cambridge, MA

This groupmuse happened over 9 years ago

Fuchs you, Brahms! Fuchs, you, Brahms?

  • Friday, March 21, 2014, at 8:00 PM
  • Boston, MA

This groupmuse happened over 9 years ago

Grito de Carnaval

  • Friday, February 28, 2014, at 9:00 PM
  • Cambridge, MA

This groupmuse happened almost 10 years ago