Radu Postăvaru was born in Iasi, in a prestigious family of musicians.

He took piano and conducting lessons as a child being considered in prodigious children category. He attended the "Octav Bancila" Music School and then at the George Enescu University of Arts from Iasi, he studied with Ion Baciu, Vasile Spatarelu, Viorel Munteanu, Adrian Diaconu and Mihail Cozmei, among others. Then at the National University of Music in Bucarest, he studied composition with Dan Constantinescu, conducting with Horia Andreescu where he graduated with a Master's Degree in orchestra conductor.

In the next period he made conducting master classes in Germany with Olaf Koch and conduct in several concerts the Halle Symphonic Orchestra.

While he was a student, Postavaru manifested an ever-growing creative preocupation, sensitiveness and imagination, responsibility in view of the mission of the professional contemporary musician, as a conductor, pianist and composer.

In 1993 he was appointed Music Director of the Radio Iasi, a post he held until 1995. At this time, he followed a conducting specialization course with the renowned Maestro, Ovidiu Balan.

From 1995 Postavaru headed the orchestral and conducting departments at the University of Music “George Enescu”, teaching there until 2001.

Between 1999 and 2001 he was also academic professor at the Music Conservatory “Salmon” from Casablanca, Morroco.

Radu Postavaru was appointed to his first conducting post in 2002 as conductor of the “Paul Constantinescu” Symphonic Orchestra from Ploiesti, Romania. Many orchestras worldwide sought him out as a guest conductor such as Grossetto Symphonic Orchestra (Italy), Philarmonic Orchestra and National Chamber Orchestra from Chisinau (Moldavia), Symphonic Orchestra from Douai (France), Halle Philarmonic Orchestra (Germany), Philarmonic Orchestras from Teplice, Hradec-Kralove, Olomouc (Czech Republic).

He made films and recordings for broadcastings and national radio-televisions from Japan, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Morroco, Chech Republic, Poland, Romania.

While Postavaru's conducting repertoire encompassed the standard literature, he may be best remembered for his performances and recordings of Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Liszt, Richard Strauss, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Particularly notable were his performances of the Richard Strauss symphonic poems, Also Sprach Zarathustra with the National Radio Orchestra Bucharest, Till Eulenspiegel with Bacau Symphonic Orchestra and Don Juan with the Ploiesti Philarmonic Orchestra, sparking a renewed interest in the works of Strauss. Among his musical achievements in recent years include Dvorak New World Symphony with Teplice Symphonic Orchestra, Vltava by Smetana with Hradec-Kralove Philarmonic Orchestra and Ninth Symphony by Shostakovich with Olomouc Symphonic Orchestra. Promoting modern and contemporary music especially the romanian music in his concerts.

The major compositions by Postavaru include: "Trio for flute, oboe and fagot” (1987); "Quarttet” for strings (1988); "The seasons," sonata for solo oboe and piano (1989); "Five sketchs” for small orchestra (1990); Symphonic Poem, words by Lucian Blaga (1990); Lieds for soprano and piano, words by Nichita Stanescu(1991); “Symphonia” for large orchestra (1992). Some of them have been performed in the concerts of the University of Music from Bucarest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi as well as in the programme of other symphonic orchestras.

In 1995 Postavaru received Honor Degree from Television and Radio Iasi and in 1996 the Musical Union of Critics from Romania honored Mr. Postavaru with the Special Prize “Constantin Bobescu”.

He won many awards in various conducting and composition contests in all the world.

He obtained Doctor of Music degree with the topic "Conducting Concepts in Symphonic Poems Interpretation in the Creations of Franz Liszt and Richards Strauss".

Between 2014-2015 he was Manager of "Paul Constantinescu" Philharmonic from Ploiesti.

Radu Postavaru is currently the Principal Conductor of the Philharmonic "Paul Constantinescu" from Ploiesti and guest conductor of prestigious orchestras in the world.

Starting with 2015 is associate professor at conducting-orchestra specializing in the Faculty of Composition, Musicology and Music Pedagogy from National University of Music in Bucharest.

Honors and Awards:

- Diplomas in the Young Festival Conductors from Buşteni, 1986, 1987, 1988 editions.

- Prize for composition in the contest arts from Targu Mures, 1985 edition.

- Awards for composition in the Contest "Gheorghe Dima" from Cluj-Napoca, 1988, 1989 editions with work, "Trio for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon" and "Sonata for Oboe and Piano".

- Composition Competition Prize 1989 edition, FACS with Madrigal "Melancholia" , lyrics by Lucian Blaga.

- Conducting Prize in the International Conducting "Dinu Niculescu" in Brasov, 1993, 1994 editions and the "Daisuke Soga" award (1994).

- Finalist of the International Conducting Competition of Douai (France) and "Rotary Club Award" in the french city of Douai (1994).

- Prize for composition in the National Contest of Chorals "Stefan Niculescu ", third edition (1995).

- Conducting Prize "Jean Constantin Bobescu" in Festival organized by "Oltenia" Philarmonic from Craiova and Music Critics Union "Mihail Jora" of Romania (1996).

- Diploma of Merit offered by Romanian Radio Society to promote romanian values.

- Excellence Diploma received at the 25th jubilee edition of the Festival "Musical Holidays" in Piatra Neamt (1997).

- Diploma of Merit offered by Ploiesti Philharmonic "Paul Constantinescu" during the semi-centennial celebration institution (2002).

- Diplomas offered by the Greek Community from Romania during the concerts tour choir "I Foni tis Kerynias" in Romania (2015).

- Jubilee Medal given by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Prahova, to celebrate 150 years of existence and 25 years of existence and modern activity (2015).

- Diploma of Merit offered by the ”Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic of Ploiesti and Ploiesti City Hall on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Philharmonic (2017).

- Diploma of Excellence at the 45th edition of the International Festival ”Musical Vacations in Piatra-Neamt”, offered by the Center for Culture and Art ”Carmen Saeculare” Neamt and the Neamt County Council (2018).