Bogdan Jianu was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1975 and began cello lessons at the age of nine with Anca Iarosevici. He continued studies at the Dinu Lipatti Music School and the Bucharest Music Academy.
In 1996 Jianu moved to Berlin where he attended the class of Prof. Markus Nyikos and received his master´s degree. Jianu won first prizes in Romanian competitions in 1987, 1994, 1998 and 3rd prize in the International Janacek Competition in 2000. He received a scholarship from the Hindemith Association in Berlin between 1997 and 1999.
He has been a member of several ensembles, including the Radio Chamber Orchestra Bucharest and the Kammerphilharmonie Berlin, and has worked with artists like Radu Adulescu, Laszlo Varga, the Artemis Quartet, Wolfgang Laufer from the ‘Fine Arts Quartet’ and Menahem Pressler of the ‘Beaux Arts Trio’.
Jianu plays a violoncello that was built about 120 years ago in Bohemia by an anonymous master.