Fernand Iaciu - violin
French violinist of Romanian origin, Fernand Iaciu makes his professional debut with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest leading, in parallel, a rich chamber music career with the Philharmonia Quartet of Bucharest, with which he tours in Italy, France and Czechoslovakia.
As a member of the Quartet “Pro Musica”, he is a laureate of the International Competition of Chamber Music in Rome in 1981.
In 1984 he is appointed concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Lille, under the director Jean-Claude Casadesus. In 1985, he renders a remarkable interpretation of the Complete Sonatas and Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach, at the Conservatory of Lille. He performs with the National Orchestra of Lille many of the major concertos of the violin repertoire (Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Sibelius, Shostakovich) and records with the same orchestra, under the direction of Jean Claude Casadesus, at the “Harmonia Mundi”, Darius Milhaud’s “Le Boeuf sur le Toit”.
Moreover, he is frequently invited as a guest concertmaster with the Auvergne Chamber Orchestra, National Orchestra of Pays de la Loire, Orchestra of Montpellier and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since 1986 Fernand Iaciu is also the founding leader of the Quartet “Lalo”, with which he has toured extensively in Italy, Britain and Germany, performing with many prestigious performers, such as Martin Lovett, Siegmund Nissel, Raphael and Roland Pidoux, Jean-Claude Pennetier.
Fernand Iaciu plays also with outstanding chamber musicians, such as Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Paul Meyer, David Geringas, Olivier Charlier, Marie-Josephe Jude. He performs frequently in the United States, especially at the New Hampshire Music Festival, under the direction of Paul Polivnik. He also played several times, together with Brigitte Engerer, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Gerard Causse and Alexander Rudin, in chamber music concerts at the Festival of “Périgord Noir”.
Meanwhile, since 1986 he has also devoted himself to teaching the violin at the Lille National Conservatoire of Music.
In 2000 he founds the Chamber Orchestra Edouard Lalo, a formation that has given many concerts in the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and England.
Fernand Iaciu currently plays on a Ferdinand Gagliano violin of 1783.