Ion Mazur - a Violinist And His Portable Symphonic Orchestra

Ion Mazur - a Violinist And His Portable Symphonic Orchestra

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Bio



Ion MAZUR – violinist



PERSONAL
INFORMATION:



Date
of Birth: September 20, 1968 (Iasi - Romania)

Country
of Citizenship: Romania

Marital
Status: Single

Languages:
English, French, Romanian (fluent in reading, writing, and speaking) and
speaks conversational Spanish

Permanent
Address: c/o Stroe Maria, Str. Uioara nr. 13, bl. A11, sc. D, ap. 53, Sector 4,


Oficiul postal
7, 7000, Bucharest - Romania

Telephone:

Email: ionmazur@gmail.com

Website: www.ionmazur.com






EDUCATION:



1996-1997:                  Artist
Diploma Program at the College-Conservatory of Music

                                    University of Cincinnati (Ohio – United
States of America)

1994-1995:                  Advanced
Certificate Program in the Juilliard School (New York)

1987-1991:                  Diploma
the "George Enescu" National Academy in Iasi (Romania)

1975-1987:                  Bachelor
of Music Degree Regional Conservatory in Iasi (Romania)



Teachers:                     1994-1997:      Dorothy
DeLay (New York and Cincinnati)

                                    1994-1997:      Piotr Milewski (New York and Cincinnati)

1996-1997:      Peter Oungian - Tokyo String Quartet
(Cincinnati)

1994-1995:      Samuel Sanders (Chamber music – Juilliard
School)

1992:               Sorina Knabe
(Berlin – Germany)

                                                1984-1992:     Stefan
Gheorghiu (Bucharest-Romania)

                                                1978-1991:     Ioan
Morna (Iasi-Romania)





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:



2015-present     Teaching Malaysian Philharmonic Youth
Orchestra, violin sections

2004-present:    violinist of the Malaysian Philharmonic
Orchestra (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

2003:                Invited
for 2 months as Concertmaster of the “Kamerata” Chamber Orchestra in Athens
(Greece)

2003:                Concertmaster
of the Symphonic Orchestra of Sibiu (Romania)

2003:                Contractor at the “George
Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra of Bucharest and at the Chamber Orchestra of Radio
Bucharest

2002:                Finalist at the “Liceu”
Orchestra in Barcelona (Spain)

1998-1999:                  First
violinist of the “Jupiter Symphony Orchestra” (New York)

1998-1999:                  First violinist of the “Dicapo Opera
Orchestra” (New York)

1998-1999:                  First
violinist of the “Newark Symphony” (New Jersey - USA)

1998:                           Violin teaching position at the Long Island School of Music
and Arts (USA)

1995-1997:      Concertmaster
of the “Philharmonia Orchestra” CCM, University of Cincinnati

1994:                           Finalist and then, invited for a concert in the National
Orchestra of France

1993-1994:                  First violinist of the National
Orchestra of Lyon (France)

1993:                Finalist
at the National Orchestra of France

1991-1993:       Assistant-Concertmaster
of the Symphonic Orchestra of Nancy (France)

1989-1991:       First
violinist of the "Moldova" Philharmonic Orchestra of Iasi (Romania)

1990-1991:       Concertmaster
of the “George Enescu” National Academy Orchestra in Iasi

1986-1987:       Concertmaster
of Regional Conservatory Orchestra in Iasi (Romania)

1982-1983:       Concertmaster
of Regional Conservatory Orchestra in Iasi (Romania)





COMPETITIONS
AND AWARDS:



1990:                Semifinalist
in the "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer" International Violin Competition
Gorizia (Italy)

1987:                First
Prize, chamber music division (quartet) National Festival of Music in Iasi

1985:                First Prize, National
Conservatories Competition in Tirgu-Mures (Romania)

1985:                First
Prize, chamber music division (quartet) National Festival of Music in Iasi

1984:                First
Prize, National Conservatories Competition in Iasi (Romania)

1983:
               Special Prize, the
"Ciprian Porumbescu" National Competition in Suceava

1982:                Second
Prize, the "Ciprian Porumbescu" National Competition in Suceava





CONCERTS, RECITALS, RADIO APPEARANCES,
REVIEWS, MOVIES and WEBSITE:



2016:               “A
concert hall in hour home..” about performing Solo with orchestra accompaniment
in small, remote communities with Music Plus One software:

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDvzNRtZkCA


2015:               Complete
artist portrait – 5 Videos: works by Bach, Mozart, Paradis si Ernst:

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1vnm2fwyf0&list=PLgfMrZvLQcg6xkZ0uUvKIeV_0-yM6vKZo

2011:               ‘The
Talking Violin’ – Observator, Antena 1 interview:

                     
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM8giARvefc


2011:               ‘The
Talking Violin’ – Violin can articulate words:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaTPXD87tF4

2008:   “Classical
music can be played everywhere!” a 14 minute movie introducing to the world 2
ideas about playing Classical musical with a computer and without conductor.  The program is called Music Plus One and is
made by Christopher Raphael (Indiana - US) and it can follow the soloist’s
playing in real time.  My personal idea
is to use an accompaniment made of synthesized instruments.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIMgvbcz8qo


2008:
               Posting of the website http://www.ionmazur.com

2003:
               CD containing Opera arias
with Gheorghe Zamfir (pan flute) & Horst-Hans Backer produced by Readers
Digest and distributed by BELLA MUSICA

1996:                CD containing 16 show pieces
with pianists David Zobel and Rohan De Silva (New York)

1996:                Recording
of the Sonata KV 378 by Mozart with pianist Rohan De Silva (NY)

1981-2008:
      Gave over 50 concerts, solo and
chamber music recitals across Romania,  

France, Germany,
Italy, Switzerland and the United States. 
He played with the “Soloists of Bucharest”, with the Philharmonic Orchestras
"Moldova" of Iasi, Bacau, Botosani, Sibiu and Arad (Romania), with the
Symphonic Orchestra of Nancy (France), with "Young Artists Orchestra" in the Aspen Music Festival (Colorado
– United States) and with “Philharmonia” and “Starling” Orchestras at the College-Conservatory
of Music University of Cincinnati (Ohio – United States)        

1982-1994:                  7
radio appearances in Romania (Iasi and Bucharest), France (Radio

                                     Jericho - Nancy), Switzerland (Radio Rhone -
Sion) and Germany (Bayerisher

Rundfunk -
Munich)



1981-1997:       Press reviews in “Flacara Iasului” and
“Cronica” in Iasi (Romania):

- ‘With
imposing allure and beautifully mastered ease, Ionut Mazareanu seduced us with
his unique warm sound, alternating velvety sonorities with virtuoso passages
realized accurately and effortlessly. (V.
Stoiciu)’

- ‘In the
Paganini’s 1
st
Concerto, Ionut Mazareanu impressed us with his fiery
talent and the balance between virtuoso passages and cantilenas’

“L’EST
Republicain” in Nancy (France):

‘An authentic
talent.  In a program that demands a
total lack of fear, Ionut Mazareanu proved that he possesses at the very moment
all the technical level of the great violinists.  His sound is large and powerful.    (Paul LEBOEUF)’

“Cincinnati
Enquirer” in Cincinnati – Ohio (USA):

‘In the
“Afro-American” Symphony by Still, the Concertmaster Ionut Mazareanu gave
particularly fine sounds. (Keith Morris)’

and “La Libre Belgique” in Brussels (Belgium)

‘This Romanian
violinist is a quiet force with a very reassuring bow arm possessing a very
beautiful sound and undoubtedly technical mastering. (Martine DUMONT-MERGEAY)

1983:               Video Clip for TVR 1 Romanian National Broadcast Channel

1982:               Video Clip for UNESCO



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