Born in Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Lungu graduated from „Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in Orchestral and Choral Conducting and earned his Master’s degree at the same Academy under guidance of well known romanian Maestros: Petru Sbârcea (former student of famous Sergiu Celibidache), Florentin Mihăescu, Gheorghe V. Dumănescu and others. He also attended a few Master Classes, such as International Bach Academy in Cluj-Napoca sustained by Christfried Brödel, the ones led by Maestro Octav Calleya and Emily Freeman Brown.
In 2002 Vladimir Lungu joined the Romanian National Opera of Cluj-Napoca and after his successful debut with Donizetti's “Don Pasquale”, during the next five years he conducted numerous opera performances and various concerts.
Between 2007-2015 Vladimir Lungu was conductor of the Mersin State Opera (Turkey) and since 2009 held the position of Music Director. He conducted an impressive list of opera and ballet works, both classical and turkish, including world and local premieres and various concerts.
As a guest conductor Vladimir Lungu collaborated with National Philharmonic of the Republic of Moldova, major Romanian Orchestras including Bucharest National Opera, Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Opera, Constanta Opera, The National Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, The “Transylvania” Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj and Philharmonic Orchestras of Iasi, Sibiu and Oradea, important Turkish Orchestras including Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya and Samsun Opera Houses and Philharmonic Orchestras of Izmir, Adana and Eskisehir.
Recently Vladimir Lungu recorded works of american composer Steven Lebetkin with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
He participated frequently at highly prestigious Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival, Mersin International Music Festival, Musical Autumn of Cluj Festival, Istanbul Opera Days, Eskisehir National Opera and Ballet Days and was awarded with the “Conductor of the Year” distinction in 2013 by Turkey Lions Club Opera Awards.
During his professional activity, Vladimir Lungu worked with various artistic personalities. Among many of them, the following can be mentioned: José Cura, George Petean, Bülent Bezdüz, Ayhan Baran, Felicia Filip, Irek Mukhamedov, Mehmet Balkan, Alexander Markov, Ştefan Ruha, Idil Biret, Gülsin Onay, Gottlieb Wallisch, Răzvan Suma, Flavio Trevisan, Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini.