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Florin Niculescu


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Activity:

Violinist, Classical Music, Jazz, Jazz Manouche

Information

Status: Well-known

Availability to travel:
Yes

CountryFrance

CityParis, Bucuresti

Language

Native language: Romanian

Language 1: French

Language 2: English

Special skills

Driving license
Musical instrument

Description

Hair: Short

Hair color: Gray

Height: 171-175

Constitution: Robust

Physiognomy: Caucasian

Gender: Male

Experience

Performance art / Career / Repertoire:

Niculescu has been called “successor to Grappelli” and “one of the greatest violinists ever”


Discography

  • 1995 - Portrait Of Django together with Hot Club de Norvège
  • 1999 - L’Esprit Roumain - recorded with his father, Corneliu Niculescu
  • 2000 - Gipsy Ballad
  • 2005 - Djangophonie
  • 2008 - Florin Niculescu Plays Stéphane Grapelli

In 1991 he left for Paris to fulfill his dream of meeting Stéphane Grappelli and making a name in jazz for himself. He got his first gig at a Russian cabaret. He also enrolled in the Conservatoire de Paris, although his jazz teacher told him from the first audition that he shouldn't waste his time there, instead he should be playing on stage. Meanwhile, he continued to play on various scenes with various musicians.

Niculescu finally met his idol, Stéphane Grappelli, in 1994. Grappelli was so impressed by him that he proposed him to record a disc together. Niculescu decline the offer believing that he didn't deserve the honor, yet. He hoped to receive some lessons from Stéphane Grappelli, but Grappelli told him that he has nothing to teach him as the Romani have a fantastic natural technique.

In 1995 he joined Romane's band and, in 2001, he was invited by Biréli Lagrène to join his "Gipsy Project", inspired by the Quintette du Hot Club de France. The couple Biréli Lagrène-Florin Niculescu succeeded the couple Django Reinhardt-Stéphane Grappelli.

Meanwhile he started to record musical albums under his name and to have numerous collaborations with other musicians: Jimmy Rosenberg, Babik Reinhardt (son of Django Reinhardt), Giani Lincan, Angelo Debarre, Hot Club de Norvège, Tchavolo Schmitt, Oscar Peterson, Jon Larsen, John McLaughlin, George Benson, Marcel Azzola, Regina Carter, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna. He also worked with pop musicians like: Charles Aznavour, Patricia Kaas, Patrick Bruel, Johnny Hallyday and Henri Salvador.

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