Born in Tulcea/ Romania, George Vîrban is considered to be one of the most outstanding lyric tenors of his generation. His refined and dazzling voice makes him predestined for a huge range of roles from Mozart’s Don Ottavio, Donizetti’s Nemorino, Verdi’s Alfredo or Tchaikovsky’s Lensky up to classical Operettas.
He started his musical education at the Dimitrie Cuclin Music School in Galati in 2009. After four years he joined the National Music University in Bucharest, where he made his degree in 2019. He made his stage debut already in 2016 as Lenski in Yevgeni Onegin in Saransk. He has won several prizes and awards at renowned singing competitions in Romania and France, including the George Enesco-Competition in Paris, Jeunes Espoirs in Avignon and the Virginea Zeani Competition. From 2013 to 2015 he was scholar of the Queen Margareta Foundation.
During his later years of studies, he frequently appeared as soloist at the Bucharest National Opera and the Bucharest Operetta Theatre, performing roles such as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Fenton in Falstaff, Alfred in Die Fledermaus or Koltoy in Paul Abraham’s Viktoria und ihr Husar.
From 2019 to summer 2021 he was a member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
Recent guest appearances took him to the National Opera Cluj-Napoca, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Opéra de Avignon, the Harbin Concert Hall and the Shanghai Concert Hall.