Ionescu-Galati
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Born in 1937 in Romania , he started to study violin at the age of four - at the begining eith his father who was an amateur- musician . In 1949 he begins to attend the School of Music in Bucharest and in 1954 he has his first important concert as a soloist , playing Wieniawsky - Concerto no 1 for Violin and Orchestra with the National radio Orchestra in Bucharest . After his debut , he starts his violonist carreer playing  with all philharmonic orchestras in his country and also with many orchestras abroad : Russia , China , France , Mongolia , Spain and so on so forth . In the same period of time he wins The George Enescu Competition and in 1961 he wins also The "George Enescu" Schoolarship . After graduating the Academy of Music in Bucharest he continues his carreer as a soloist , becoming also a member of the "G. Enescu" Philharmony in Bucharest .
 
Conducting was his passion since childhood , studying it from the age of ten , with famous Romanian conductors : Mircea Basarab , Emanoil Elenescu and the great Sergiu Celibidache . In 1963 he conducts his first concert and from that moment , starts his conducting carreer , and for some years this goes in parallel with his violonistical carreer . But , little by little he gives up the violin , prefering the baguette .
In 1965 he leaves for Paris where he studies with the famous conductors Pierre Dervaux and Charles Munch . In 1968 he gets his diplomma at Ecole Normale du Musique de Paris in the unanimity of the jury ( First Prize ) . In 1970 he attends the conducting courses of the great conductors Leopold Stokowsky in New York and Eugene Ormandy in Philadelphia ( "Curtis "Institute ).
 
Came back in Romania , he becomes the First conductor of Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra ansd also conducting all orchestras from his country . From that moment he conducted and was permanently invited to conduct many orchestras in the whole world : American Symphony Orchestra , The Festival of Miami Orchestra , New York Symphony Orchestra , Queens Symphony Orchestra New York ( USA ) , Suisse Romande Geneva Orchestra , Basel Symphony Orchestra , Winthertur Symphony Orchestra ( CH) , St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra ( Russia ) , Havana Symphony Orchestra , Gotebors Symphony Orchestra , Upsala Symphony Orchestra , Gavle Symphony Orchestra ( Sweden ) , Athens and Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra ( Greece ) , Ankara , Izmir , Bursa , Adana , Istambul Symphony Orchestras ( Turkey ) , Tokyo Symphony Orchestra , Tokio Philarmonia , Osaka Chamber Orchestra ( Japan ) , Manila , Singapore , Pekin , Shanghai Symphony Orchestra ( China ) , Salzburg Festival Symphony Orchestra , Frankfurt , Giessen , Halle Philharmonic Orchestra , Leipzig Kammer Orchester ( Germany )  , Vilnius Philharmonic Orchestra ( Lithuania ) ,  Krakovia Symphony Orchestra , Janacek Symphony Orchestra ( Cech Republic ) , and many others orchestras from Italy , Spain , Denmark , France , Poland , Belgium ,  .
He was artistic director of Istambul Symphony Orchestra , Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra , Uppsala Philharmonic Orchestra .  Now he is conductor of Ploiesti Philharmonic Orchestra . From 2006 he was invited to conduct most of the Bucharest PROMS Galas .
He played with great soloists among which : Radu Lupu , Lazar Berman , Li Min Cian , Daniil Safran , E.Zuckermann , Fazil Say , Valentin Gheorghiu , Dan Grigore , Dmitri Bashkirov , Ruggiero Ricci , Viktor Tretiakov , Igor Oistrach , Valery Oistrach , Ayla Erduran , Rudolf Kerrer , Magda Tagliaferro , Gita Carasic , Sabine Mayers , Graff , Viktor Pikaisen , Ion Voicu , Stefan Ruha , Collin Carr , Luis Bacalov , Hector Ulisses Passarella , Radu Aldulescu , Marin Cazacu , Vladimir Orlov , Lola Bobescu , ecc .
In different periods of his life , I.Ionescu-Galati gave masterclass lessons at Kent State University , Michigan State University ( USA) , Thessoloniki Conservatory Greece , Anadolu University Turkey - violin , chamber music , orchestra , conducting classes .
He made many recordings and CD-s with Philips , Sipario Dischi , Electrecord , Olympia Explorer Recording UK , Radio Madrid , Radio Istambul , Casa Radio , Editura Muzicala , Radio Stockolm .
He is Citizen of Honour in different romanian cities : Brasov , Ploiesti , Tg Mures , Member of Honour of "Suzuky Academy " Japan . In 1992 he received The Honour Diplomma from the Ministery of Culture in Turkey .
In 2002 he gets the Great Prize of the Romanian Musical Critics and in 2004 he is awarded with " Ordinul Meritul Muzical " - " Mare Ofiter" .
In 2007 , during the anniversary concerts in Bucharest ( National Radio Orchestra , Bucharest Philharmonic G Enescu Orchestra ) , Ploiesti , Iasi , Tg Mures , Galati , Brasov , Bacau he was awarded with " Excelency Diplomma " by Ploiesti Mayor , Brasov Mayor , Tg Mures Mayor , Galati Mayor , Ploiesti Philharmonic , Galati Musical Theater , "Astra" Magazine , Forumul Muzical Roman .
 
 
 
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