Violin (Türkiye, Special Projects)

Florin IONESCU-GALATI was born on the 19th of April 1970 in Bucharest, Romania. He started to study the violin at the age of four with his father, the famous violinist and conductor Ilarion IONESCU-GALATI.

At the age of 10, he started his violin career by having his first broadcast with the National Radio Orchestra, playing Concerto for violin by Kabalevsky and receiving excellent critiques.

Florin attended the School of Music in Brasov as beginning of 1976 receiving instruction from Radu Hamzea. In 1989 he became a student of the Academy of Music in Bucharest, his teacher being professor Stefan Gheorghiu, but always under his father’s musical advice.

Along with several recitals and concerts in Romania, Florin IONESCU-GALATI began his international career in 1982 by performing recitals and concerts with orchestras in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Moldavia, France, Italy, Norway, Japan, Germany, Spain and England (London).

In 1993, he became state soloist of the “Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra”, Romania and in 2014 of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra Botosani, Romania.

Awards and Distinctions:

He was Prize Laureate in the following International Competitions:

  • International Competition “Usti nad Orlici”, Czechoslovakia 1985

  • International Competition “Stresa”, Italy 1986

  • International Competition “Dinu Lipatti”, Romania 1987

  • International Competition “George Enescu”, Romania 1991

  • International Competition “Tibor Varga”, Switzerland 1992

  • International Competition “Paganini” Genova , Italy 1993

  • International Competition Wieniawski, Poland 1994

  • The Highest Prize of the “Union of Critics and Romanian Interprets” 1996

  • The Highest Prize of the Romanian Television 1996, 1997

  • The Highest Prize given by PRO TV for the international collaboration Romania-America telecast concert

He was declared as the soloist of the year in all over Turkey in 2000.

In 2003 the foundation “Ion Voicu” presented him diploma and golden medal for his special merit of maintaining a life the memory of the great violinist Ion Voicu.

In 2002 and 2004 he was awarded by the Union of the Romanian Critics for Music for promoting the Romanian music in Romania as well as abroad.


  • “L’Estro Armonico” by Vivaldi, Electrecord, 1988

  • 12 Concerts recorded by Romanian Radio and TV Broadcasting, 1988 – 1996

  • CD “Paganini 1” for violin at Munchen – Hercules Hall

  • 4 Concerts recorded by Turkish TV Broadcasting, 1994-1998

  • CD “Mozart” Concert no.3 with Brasov Philharmonic, 1998

  • CD “Schubert” Forellenquintett 1998 International Chamber Festival

  • CD New Year Concert 2000, encores

  • ZDF 3 concerts life recordings from festivals


Tartini, Corelli, Bach, Mozart, Leclair, Arriaga, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Paganini, Locatelli, Wieniawski, Bruch, Lalo, Enescu, Elenescu, Kreisler, Saint-Saens, Ysaye, Kabalevsky, Tchaikovsky, Sarasate, etc.

He now has permanent collaboration with all Orchestras all over Europe.

He has played with:

  • Graz Symphony Orchestra

  • Saarbrucken Symphony Orchestra

  • Turkish Symphony Orchestras: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana

  • Norway Symphony Orchestra

  • Marseilles Symphony Orchestra

  • München Symphony Orchestra

  • Genova Symphony Orchestra

  • Athens State Symphony Orchestra

  • Moldavian Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Prague

  • Deutsches Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra

  • Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Bucharest Radio National Orchestra

  • Basel Radio Orchestra… among others.

Played and/or collaborated with renowned musicians, such as;

Lazar Berman, Radu Lupu, Iosif Conta, Ayla Erduran, Valentin Gheorghiu, Rainer Hoffmann, Igor Oistrach, Viktor Pikaisen, Eugen Sirbu, Michael Stern, Victor Tretiakov, Tibor Varga, Ion Voicu, Lory Wallfish, Ian Brown, Horea Andreescu, Vladimir Altschuler, Gűrer Aykal, Alexander Rahbari, Marek Pijarowski….

Played in famous Concert Halls, including;

  • Bucharest, “George Enescu” Philharmonic Hall “Atheneum”

  • Gasteig Concert Hall München

  • Herkulessaal, München

  • Carnegie Hall, New York

  • Megaron, Athens

  • Megaron,Thessaloniki

  • Bilkent, Ankara

  • Beethoven Halle, Bonn

  • Stefaniesaal, Graz

– Bucharest Radio National Hall

  • Santory Hall, Tokyo, Japan.. to name a few.




2022-23 Season Repertoire with symphonic orchestra:

Wieniawski:———–2nd Concerto

Vivaldi:—————–Four Seasons (Perlman edition), (orch.material.from soloist)

Mozart:—————-Concerto Nr 3 in G

Mozart:—————-Symphony Concertant

Haydn:—————-Concerto for violin and piano

Concertos for strings orchestra and Cembalo 

-J. S. Bach—————Mi Major Concert

-J. S. Bach—————La Minor Concerto

G. B. Pergolesi———Concerto

A. Corelli—————–Folie d’Espagne

G. Tartini—————–Devil’s Trill

A. Vivaldi—————- The four Season.

P. Nardini—————-Concerto  (needs 5 winds, )

Pergolesi, Nardini and Corelli  (all three in the first half of the program).

Program for light music, Bass guitar, Cembalo, Drums: 

-Bach———————-Jazz Air

-F. Kreisler—————Schon Rosmarin

-F. Kreisler—————Liebeslied

-F. Kreisler—————Liebesfreud

-F. Schubert————-Ave Maria

-S. Joplin—————–The Easy Winner

-S. Joplin—————–Elite Syncopations

-S. Joplin—————–The Enterteiner

-W. A. Mozart———–Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  Firs part

-A. Vivaldi—————-The storm

-V. Monti——————Csardas

-Dinicu-Heifetz———-Hora Staccato.