MARIUS MIHALACHE JAZZ BAND

MARIUS MIHALACHE JAZZ BAND

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MARIUS MIHALACHE JAZZ BAND is a "rare avis" since each band member plays an unique instrument, either adjusted to own specifications or made by them to suite their likes. Managed by TIMECONCERTS ENTERTAINMENT PO BOX 697 SHARPSBURG, GA 30277 www.timeconcerts.com

Biography

" Marius " THE MAGICIAN OF CEMBALO
Very few of us have listened to the cembalo as a solo instrument, at the confluence of classical and jazz.

Knowing Marius Mihalache offers us this opportunity.
He was born in Bucharest, on the 27th of May 1974, in a family with musical interests.
He had been studying the ancient instrument - the Cembalo , since he was 6; his teachers were Vitorio Albini (musical theory) and Victor Manu (instrument), in the beginning being interested mainly in classical music.
Owing to Marius Mihalache, the cembalo, a traditional Balkan instrument, reaches new valences and incredible resonance, so that the artist's spectacular achievements being even in his childhood:
1985 He obtains the 2nd prize at the International Festival
for Children, Athena - Greece (he was only 11)

1988 He obtains Grand Prize at the International Festival
for Children, Paris - France
He won both prizes playing cembalo adaptations
from Rachmaninov, Chopin or Liszt.

At 17, he reaches international fame:
1991 He played a 32 minutes recital at "Scala" in Milan,
performing cembalo adaptations of Rachmaninov,
Chopin, Schumman, Schubert, Mozart

1992 He is invited to Italy, Rome, to play in the opening
of Nina Simone's concert

1992 In Palermo, on New Year's Eve, "Marius" performed
30 minutes recital in the opening of Gloria Gainer's concert

1993 He is invited for an interview by RAI UNO TV
Channel
1998 After years of study and preparation, appears his
first album, "ECLIPSE", witch contains 9 original
adaptations from Romanian folklore, with
influences of classical music, pop and jazz.
1998 "Marius" was chosen by Chick Corea (out of more
than 40 candidates) to play in the opening of his
concert in Bucharest. That was the moment when
the Romanian public had the opportunity to listen
him, and he was better known abroad then in our
country.
1999 "Marius" performs in public in Italy, Germany,
Belgium, Holland, Spain and Turkey.
2000 In March, he was the subject of a reportage made
by CNN.
2000 In July, he was invited to "Saison Musicale -
Royaumont", France, where he played in the
Locality's cathedral.
2000 In August, he takes part to the Festival in
Menden, Germany.
2000 In September, he was one of the Romanian
representatives at Expo 2000 in Hanover, where
he performed 4 concerts etno-pop-rock in a new
formula: cembalo, drums and bass guitar.
2001 "Marius" takes part to the International Music's
Market "MIDEM" in Cannes, France.
2001 Film's music constituted another important step in
the carrier of this unique artist, "Marius" signing
the sound track of the movies "Philanthropic",
directed by Nae Caranfil, and "Garcea", directed
by Sam Irvine.
2002 Appears the albums entitled "ROOTS" and
"PERFORMANCE LIVE IN GERMANY" (achieved
in Germany, with Ovidiu Lipan "Tandarica", the
well-known Romanian battery and percussion
performer)
2002 "Marius" was a praised presence on the scenes in
Spain, Turkey, Holland, Italy, Austria, Helves,
Germany, Denmark, in a European Tour provided
by the Ministry of Culture from Romania.
2003 "Marius" was invited in Geneva, to perform at the
headquarter of the Organization of United
Nations, in the presence of the state's chiefs,
participants at the Summit.
2003 In a U.S.A Tour, it will realize the promotion of
the album "ROOTS". When he will return,
"Marius" promises a new musical expression.
2004- 2005 Signed by Timeconcerts Entertainment, under
the management of Chris Sebastian Douglas and John Carlo Bossi.
The company has many surprises up the sleeve for "Marius" including
a SONY / MBG release by 2005 and a possible joint concert with
Latin Grammy winner, jazzist Nestor Torres from Miami.

CHRIS S. DOUGLAS
TIMECONCERTS ENTERTAINMENT

Discography

Sunny Records Ltd (UK) , BMG, Zone Records, Taboo Music are among the ones releasing Marius's 6 albums.
All CD's are airplayed every day around the world.

Set List

IT IS TAYLORED ACCORDING TO VENUE AND BOOKING.