|Posted by innersound on August 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM|
The flutist Matei Ioachimescu is one of the finest musicians of his generation. His brilliant sound, astonishing technique and musical passion were already praised in concert halls around Europe and Asia. He was born in Bucharest - Romania in a musical family and he started playing the piano at the age of five. Later he studied the flute in Vienna with prof. Barbara Gisler-Haase at the University of Music and Performing Arts, where he graduated with honours. Matei was also influenced and supported by outstanding teachers like Pierre-Yves Artaud, Ion Bogdan Stefanescu, Renate Armin Greiss and Heidi Peter Indermuhle. He holds Magister Artium - Soloist Diploma of the Music University in Vienna and is prize winner of several awards and grants worldwide. One of them is Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (Vienna). From 2003 to 2011, Matei was co-principal flutist of the "George Enescu" - Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra. Besides his active solo and chamber music career, he is also performing as a freelance solo flutist with orchestras like Metropolitan Kammerorchester Wien and Vienna Donauphilharmonie. He is member of several chamber music ensembles like Metropolitans Ensemble, Trio Spirit of Vienna, Ensemble Wien-Helsinki and DOT.Duo. Matei recorded for Romanian Radio and Broadcasting and in 2013 a debut CD, "The art of Flute", together with fantastic pianist Catalina Butcaru is planned to be released. Matei Ioachimescu is guest professor at Up-Bow Summer Academy in Vienna as well as at Summer Academy in Bistrita, Romania which takes place every July. In 2013 Ioachimescu was named "Ambassador of Integration" by the Austrian Secretary of the State. Matei plays on a 9 k Muramatsu flute.