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.