Iacob Mureşianu and Augustin Bena, promotors of Năsăud cultural life
One of the most important periods in Năsăud’s history is that of the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. This period was characterized by an unprecedented cultural development for
the little Transylvanian city. This is mainly due to the establishment of the Border Gymnasium
in 1863. This attracted many young people to this city who wanted to learn, taking advantage of
the privileges of a bordering city, the most important fact being that the most worthy of them
could further attend the courses of a prestigious university of the empire. Not only the young
people who wanted to study came to Năsăud but also young professors eager to build a career.
Among them are Iacob Mureşianu and Augustin Bena, two young music teachers who, through their
teaching and love for music and art, animated the cultural life of Năsăud.
DANIEL IOAN FRUMOS