VASILE CAZAN was born in 1952, in Târgu Mureş. He began his musical training in his hometown, at the age of 8 (he studied violin, viola and piano). During his adolescence he also studied the clarinet, the tuba and the organ; he studied this instrument with the renowned professor Kozma Mátyás, who also gave him his first composition lessons.
He graduated the “Gheorghe Dima” Musical Academy in Cluj Napoca, where he studied with professors Dorin Pop and Florentin Mihăescu. Subsequently, he studied conducting with maestro Marin Constantin at the Bucharest Madrigal Choir. In the summers of 1996, 1997 and 1998 he participated in conducting masterclasses in New York with the teacher and conductor László Halász form the Julliard Conservatory, former assistant to Arturo Toscanini and Bruno Walter at the Metropolitan Opera from New York and first conductor at the „New York City Opera”. He began his conducting activity at 16, and has worked with numerous religious music ensembles. Since 1990 he is the conductor of the Mized Choir of the Tîrgu Mureş Philharmonic – at its lectern he has sustained numerous a cappella concerts and has included in the repertoire of the ensemble numerous vocal-symphonic and opera works .
Since 1996 he is also the musical secretary of this institution. He is passionate aboutcomposition and has written numerous coral and vocal-symphonic pieces, his mentor being maestro Csíky Boldizsár. He has orchestrated hundreds of pieces for blowers, for pinched strings orchestras and symphonic orchestras. He has toured in Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Japan, Canada and the United States of America. Since 1998 Vasile Cazan is the director of the Tîrgu Mureş State Philharmonic. For his exceptional contribution to the cultural life of his hometown, in 2012 he was awarded the highes distinction of the county, the”Fibula de la Suseni”, and in 2015 the mayor of Tîrgu Mureș gave him the „Pro Cultura” award.