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Alexandru Tomescu

  • Violinist

Biography

Alexandru Tomescu's musical education has been further enhanced in Salzburg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sion and Dallas where he studied with Ruggiero Ricci, Igor Oistrakh, Tibor Varga and Eduard Schmieder. Hailed in international press as “a violin superstar”, Berliner Morgenpost, “one of the great players of violin in the world”, Le monde de la musique, France, “a wonder indeed”, De Gooi-en Eemlander, Holland, Alexandru Tomescu’s first public appearance took place in Bucharest when he was 8.
Since then, he won top prizes in famous competitions, such as: Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud, George Enescu, Tibor Varga, Nicolo Paganini, Pablo Sarasate and others. He is regularly playing with all Romanian orchestras, including Bucharest Philharmonic and Bucharest National Radio Orchestra, as well as with orchestras in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, USA, UK, Hungary, Finland, Costa Rica, Ukraine, South and North Korea, Philippines, Turkey, Japan and Israel. His recitals have been broadcast on television in Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Germany and UK.
As honorary president of the Cultural Foundation “Remember Enescu”, Mr. Tomescu is directly involved into many musical projects in Romania, including the organization of the “Remember Enescu” international competition for young violinists. He has also conducted several master classes, in Asia, the US and in his native country. Upcoming plans include an extensive two-month tour with the all the Romanian Philharmonics, recording sessions with the National Radio Orchestra, recital in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, a gala performance in Paris and a concert tour in the US.
In Europe Mr. Tomescu is represented by Valmalete Artists Management, Paris. In December 2002 Mr. Tomescu became the permanent soloist of the National Radio Orchestra in Bucharest. This season’s concerts include: Mozart nr. 5, Wieniawsky nr. 1 and Prokofiev nr. 1. A CD with the Wieniawsky concertos nr. 1 and 2 will be released this summer, Mr. Tomescu being accompanied by the National Radio Orchestra, conducted by Horia Andreescu.