Mirel Iancovici, cellist, teacher, composer, arranger and conductor, was born in Romania. After studying under Serafim Antropov in Bucharest Conservatory and completing with Radu Aldulescu and Paul Tortelier, he won many important international competitions such as: "Gaspar Cassado" Florence, Italy - the First Prize and several special prizes; "Imperial Tobacco Cello Competition" Bristol, U.K. - the First Prize and Gold Medal; "Pablo Casals Centenary" Barcelona, Spain - the First Prize. Since then his concert and recital schedule has commanded extensive travel throughout Europe, the United States and Far East as well Radio/TV recordings and records for Electrecord, Attacca, Albany etc. From 1997 he is the artistic director of ’Schubert & Co.’’ Chamber Music Concert Series in Maastricht (Netherlands) and the founder and leader of I Multicelli.
He has performed in Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lincoln Center New York, Philharmonie Berlin, Palau de la Musica Barcelona, Kennedy Center Washington, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, in Festivals such as "Y. Menuhin Festival" Gstaad, "Upper Galilee Chamber Music Days" Israel, "G. Enescu Festival" Bucharest, Kuhmo (Finland) etc. collaborating with such distinguished artists as such as Claudio Abbado, Philippe Entremont, Herman Krebbers, Silvia Marcovici, Raphaël Oleg, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yoav Talmi, Paul Tortelier, Han de Vries, Gerard Wyss.
As a passionate advocate and promoter of contemporary music Mirel Iancovici has created many compositions written and dedicated to him by distinguished composers from all of the world.
Mirel Iancovici, a much saught-after teacher and educator, is currently Professor of Violoncello at the Maastricht and Fontys Conservatory (Holland) and has given master classes in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Holland, Poland, Romania, USA and South Korea.
Works selected for this Fifteen Minutes of Fame include:
Sparse by Rodriga Baggio
Je Suis Charlie by Laszlo Kékszakállú
Deafening Silence by David Morneau
Tuulen viemää by Teodor Nicolau
Silence Interrupted by Akmal Parwez
Away! by Ksenia Prasolova
Je suis un musicien by Leo Samama
Au nom du silence by Louis Sauter
Listen, Hear the Sea by Bob Siebert
Pause isn't a silence by Slawa Ulanowski
Silenzioso by Jean-Pierre Vial
Where are you? by William Vollinger
Hvezda by Robert Weirauch
God Calls, We Answer by Christopher M.Wicks
Meditation by Margarita Zelenaia