Born in Sibiu / Hermannstadt, Romania. Diploma in Cello at the Bucharest Conservatory. Took part in master classes of Menahem Pressler, Riccardo Brengola, Hatto Beyerle and Norbert Brainin. Numerous prizes at international competitions in Florence, Vercelli, Bratislava and Colmar. “German Critics’ Choice Prize” for Recordings. Chamber music partner of Wolfgang Sawallisch, Mariana Nicolesco, Julie Kaufmann, Alla Abladeryeva, Laura Aikin, James Taylor. Concerts in renowned halls from Berlin to Tokyo, from London to Moscow. Guest at international festivals. Radio, CD and television productions. Master classes in Europe, Far East and North Africa. Plays a cello of the Pietro Guarneri line, ca. 1740 and a Carlo Antonio Testore cello from Milan,1747.