Teodor Tirlea is Principal Flute of the Norrköping Symphony in Sweden since 2016. He has served as Principal Flute of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Komische Oper Berlin in addition to Co-Principal Flute of Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig and the Norwegian Opera Orchestra in Oslo, Norway. Moreover, Teodor has also performed with several other major ensembles (e.g., Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra del Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona; Deutsche Oper Berlin) and enjoyed collaborations with celebrated conductors (e.g., Riccardo Chailly; Christoph Eschenbach; Ivan Fischer).
Teodor is a graduate of Musikhochschule Stuttgart where he studied with Jean-Claude Gérard and Davide Formisano. Early teachers include Vasile Gocan and his father, Florin Tirlea. Before embarking on his professional career as an orchestral musician, Teodor was a member of the "Accademia Teatro alla Scala" in Milan and participated in Pacific Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and the Zermatt Music Festival where he performed chamber music alongside members of the acclaimed Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic.
An advocate for music education, Teodor and his family recently established Ars Cantus, a private music school, in his hometown of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Ars Cantus serves students of all ages and provides access to high quality musical education.