I was born in 1980, I am a pianist and a composer. I don’t want my creations to become known just to build up a temporary personal-fame, but for music itself, which shaped my entire life. My universal style has been inspired by all the genre’s I’ve learned, mainly symphonic, modern jazz and flamenco, which I am mixing into a single sound phenomenon.
There is an in-depth connection between this three worlds: For instance, modern jazz has surely been influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach, as we can notice it in Keith Jarrett’s or John Surman’s work; Elements from Bach are also present in Paco de Lucia and Vicente Amigo’s instrumental flamenco music; However, the most remarkable blending of jazz and flamenco has been done by Chick Corea, with his wonderful piano music standing as a living proof for this inner link.
All these music syntheses are rendered through my latest piano compositions, starting from the grandeur of Bach’s and Chopin’s music, passing through Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea’s spontaneity, and reaching Vicente Amigo’s lyrism.
Nowdays, more than ever, music needs to find a balance between science and entertainement in order to get understood, otherwise, it will fall out of reach for the public. This is the way I think and the way I put it into practice. My studies have strengthened the belief that no matter how inspiring music is, it will remain unknown if it’s not accesible for the general public.
I finished my Master’s degree in piano studies at The National University of Music from Bucharest with the thesis: “24 Preludes & Fugues op.87” by Dmitri Shostakovich. My license exam was held in the same institution and covered: Choral conducting, Harmony and Sacred music. Before that, I graduated The High School of Music in my hometown, Tulcea, Romania.
Now, I want to use my solid knowledge of music to create something durable, which “leads to all that is good, just and beautiful” (Plato).