who is matei ioachim…what?!
Matei Ioachimescu was born in Bucharest, Romania and 20 years later he moved to the charming City of Vienna.
He is also gonna stop referring to himself in a third person, because I’m writing this myself…
I am human just like you, but I was also lucky enough to have parents who discovered my musical talent at an early age and encouraged me to play the piano. Which I hated…
Searching for an instrument to go on, I was captivated by the magical impact of the flute sound on the listener’s soul and since then I was studying this capricious instrument in Vienna, with professor Barbara Gisler, at the Music University. There I graduated with a Master of Arts degree. Professors like Pierre-Yves Artaud, Heidi Peter Indermühle or Ion Bogdan Stefanescu helped me a lot in my development.
I used to listen to James Galways’s recordings, now I don’t anymore. I prefer Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd and Cecilia Bartoli. I never wanted to be something or someone else, though I did some other jobs, like selling concert tickets on the street (were I absolutely failed), or bar-keeping (even worse).
I got serious about playing flute and became the solo flutist of the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, which I quit after 8 years for bigger challenges: solo career and living a freelance artist life. Now I travel the world playing music I love, from baroque to contemporary and cross-over.
Lately, you might have heard about my project called La Vida Loca, or about my album together with pianist Catalina Butcaru called “Lumière”, or even about my performances of Kalevi Aho’s flute concerto.
I play music I like, with musicians I like, for the audience I adore. I teach masterclasses in different countries. I love what I do and that makes me very good at what I do. That’s why the Austrian Secretary of State named me “Ambassador of Integration”. And I love sushi.
Thanks for reading! I hope to see you all at the next concert!