Petru Munteanu trained in Bucharest under G. Manoliu, a former student of Enescu’s. He also followed the master classes of Y. Jankelevich and M. Weimann. After having lectured at the Bucharest Conservatory and run the school of music of the same city in 1970, he then taught at the conservatories of Lübeck and Hamburg. In 1994, he was appointed at the Rostock Conservatory. He became renowned on the musical scene with his concerts, his master classes, but also his publications and lectures. He taught master classes in Russia (Moscow and St-Petersburg), in Ukraine (Kiev and Kharkiv), in China (Shanghai), in the United States (Brunswick), in Spain (Madrid), in Poland, in Romania, in the Czech Republic (Prague) and in Switzerland (Bern).
Petru Munteanu is the current artistic director of the international violin competition and of the master classes for strings of Kloster Schöntal. His students have been appointed to the most prestigious German orchestras (the philharmonics of Berlin and Hamburg, the Bayerische Staatsoper, etc.) and many of them have won awards at international competitions. He has also been part of the jury of various international competitions (Jampolsky, Kocian, Wieniawski, Bach-Leipzig, Enescu, Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Lipizer, etc.).