Bass Iustinian Zetea graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest (BA and MA studies; he is currently pursuing a PhD) and he has been a soloist of the Bucharest National Opera House since the 2012-2013 season. He has already held numerous recitals in Bucharest, Satu Mare, Baia Mare, Slobozia, Cluj-Napoca and Braşov, having collaborated with the Philharmonic of Râmnicu Vâlcea, but also with the “Armonia” Choir and the “Camerata Transylvanica” Men’s Choir, as a soloist.
Winner of the “Sabin Drăgoi” Singing Competition in Timişoara (2013), the Excellence Award at the “Hariclea Darclée” International Competition in Brăila (2012), the Special Prize of the Musical Theatre in Galaţi at the “Vox Artis” International Competition in Sibiu (2012), the Special Jury Prize at the National Competition for Romanian Lied in Braşov (2011), the Grand Prize at the “Ion Dacian Trophy” Competition in Bucharest (2009), the “Mihail Jora” National Competition (“Garbis Zobian” Special Prize, in 2006, and the Second Prize, in 2008), the Grand Prize at the National Competition of French Music “Chants, Sons sur Scènes” - that was part of the International Francophonie Festival (2005), and First Prize at the International Festival of French Music in Baia Mare (2005).
He has collaborated with numerous institutions in the country: the National Radio Orchestra, the “George Enescu” Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Orchestras in Bacău, Ploieşti, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Satu Mare, etc.
He is also a member of the “Acoustic” Choir, with whom he has performed in numerous concerts both in the country and abroad. His repertoire includes a wide range of vocal-symphonic and lied compositions.