He played the cello in various opera house orchestras and then in 1828 he became solo cellist at the Royal Chapel.
He has also played tuba with many of the world's leading symphony orchestras.
Richard Strauss, in his edition of Berlioz's works on Instrumentation, paradoxically characterizes the classical orchestral style as that which was derived from chamber-music. Now it, is true that in Haydn's early days orchestras were small and generally private; and that the styles of orchestral and chamber music were not distinct; but surely nothing is clearer than that the whole history of the rise of classical chamber-music lies in its rapid differentiation from the coarse-grained orchestral style with which it began.
Harmony is unknown, and orchestras, which include fiddles, flutes, drums and harmonicons, perform in unison.
Opera is performed at the Romanian Opera House and the Romanian Athenaeum has two symphony orchestras.