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Florin Niculescu

Florin Niculescu

1967 -

Origin: Romania

Main instrument: Violin

Genre: Manouche jazz (Gypsy jazz)

Born in Bucarest into a Gypsy musical family, Florin Niculescu is one of jazz's most sought-after violin players and the musical heir to Stéphane Grappelli. An active violinist since the age of 4, Niculescu entered the George Enescu Academy in Bucharest at 6 years old, graduating with honours. In 1991, a move to Paris helped launch his musical career and established his reputation as a virtuoso and a respectable composer. Four years later, he joined French guitarist Romane's quintet, formed his own quartet and joined the prestigious New Quintette du Hot Club de France, led by Babik Reinhardt, son of Django. He has since worked with countless established European jazz musicians, namely Christian Escoudé, Biréli Lagrène and Marcel Azzola, and released a series of successful solo albums.

2003 Hommage à Django Reinhardt avec Bireli Lagrène & Gipsy Project Monday, June 30, 2003 at 8:30 p.m.
Salle Wilfrid Pelletier - PdA
2010 Gypsie Planet with Christian Escoudé, Marcel Azzola, Florin Niculescu, David Reinhardt, Darryl Hall and Jean-Baptiste Laya Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.
Théâtre Maisonneuve - PdA

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