Born in 1980 in Craiova (Romania) Mihnea Ignat is possibly the most outstanding representative of the new generation of Romanian orchestra conductors. Chief conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante since its creation in 2005, has shared this position with the of Director partner of the Orchestra Symphonic Nacional of the Dominican Republic during the 2009/10 season. Since February 2010 he has worked as an Assistant of the famous Russian orchestra conductor Dmitrij Kitajenko with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, etc. In the same way he works as Assistant de el Maestro Jesús López Cobos with orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Spain, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta "Freixenet" of the Escuela Superior de Música "Reina Sofía" of Madrid, etc.
He graduated with the highest grades in direction of Orchestra and composition at the National University of music Bucharest in 2004 and then the masters in orchestra conducting with renowned Romanian director Horia Andreescu. He continues to expand his training at the University of music and fine arts in Vienna through a scholarship awarded by that institution. .
In October 2010 WINS by direct vote of the Philharmonic Toscanini the special prize of the Toscanini Philharmonic within the ninth edition of the international contest of conducting "A Toscanini." held in Parma, Italy. It has been also awarded in the competitions organised by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Dublin (2005), Orquesta de Córdoba (2006) and (2007) Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. .
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Dublin, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (Croatia), National Orchestra of Denmark, Frankfurter Museum Orchester, Toscanini Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Romanian broadcasting, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Córdoba Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic and the vast majority of the Philharmonic Orchestras in Romania are among the orchestras with which it has collaborated or continues to work.
He has collaborated with soloists of the stature of John O'Conor, Miguel Angel Estrella, Mariana Nicolesco, Alexandru Tomescu, Suzanne Murphy, Renata Pokupic, Erzhan Kulibaev, Cristina Anghelescu, Katherine Hunka, Liam O'Flynn, etc.
In August 2007, the international channel of the Romanian TV dedicated a program portrait with a duration of 30 minutes, in which he realized his excellent work both inside and outside the University of Alicante.
Their upcoming commitments include concerts with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Zagreb, Toscanini Philharmonic, RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin (Ireland), Orchestra of the Romanian broadcasting, Philharmonic Orchestra of Sarajevo, Ia % u0219i Orchestra Philharmonic Moldova (Romania), Orchestra Philharmonic "Banatul" Timi % u0219oara (Romania), etc.
“.. .the solutionóchosen n has been very subtle and has produced bursts of color in the key of the sinfon momentsíof Tchaikovsky...”
Michael Dervan, The Irish Times
“…a very successful interpretationón of the Partita great Serenade by Mozart with touches of great sound plasticity…”