Since September 2006, Ion Marin has held the position of principal guest conductor of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, and is seen today as one of the most accomplished artists of his generation. Acclaimed at the greatest opera houses in the world (the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, the Berlin Deutsche Oper, the Zurich Opera, the Bastille Opera and La Scala of Milan where he conducted Manon Lescaut in 2006, he is in demand to conduct some of the most prestigious orchestras such as the Staatskapelle of Dresden, the London Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhaus of Leipzig (Ion Marin was the principal guest conductor of this orchestra for many years), the Orchestre National de France (in 2006) and the Berlin Philharmonic (May 2007).
His recordings have repeatedly received distinctions from international music critics in France, Germany and the United States: to name a few, Donizetti's Lucia of Lammermoor, his albums with Caecilia Bartoli and Angela Gheorghiu (gala concert at Covent Garden), both Bruckner's and Mahler's Fourth Symphony, etc. In 2004, Ion Marin won the Alfred Schnittke prize for his contribution to the development of contemporary music.
Over the course of the 2007-2008 season, Ion
Marin has been invited to conduct