The flutist Matei Ioachimescu is one of the finest musicians of his generation. 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).
Since 2003, Matei is 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 2012 – a debut CD with music by Debussy, Ibert, Jolivet, Saint Saens and Poulenc 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.
Matei plays on a 9 k Muramatsu flute.
Official website, here.