Teodore Valentin Iliescu, a music instructor at the House of Arts will be playing the bassoon at the ‘Young Musicians Evening‘ on 22nd November and at
the ‘Grand Finale!‘ concert on 29th November.
Teodore started his music studies at the age of 7 in Romania at the George Enescu music school. At first, he started with piano; and then later he moved on to study bassoon. Teodore graduated with honours in bassoon, orchestral, and solo performance from the Birmingham City University Conservatoire in 2012.
Since his success in the International Music Competition “Remember Enescu“, Teodor has gone on to gain notable acclaim in a number of international competitions including the Ludlow Concerto Prize, Romanian National Bassoon Competition, George Georgescu International Music Competition.
He recently gained an academic scholarship at Stewart Melville College, Edinburgh, and he has taken on the role of 1st Bassoon in the Young Musicians International Symphonic Orchestra.
Teodor is currently involved in a variety of international artistic collaborations, including a leading role in the Romanian Progressive Contemporary Music Ensemble SeduCant. He also enjoys a continuing association with music theatre and has recently concluded a highly acclaimed run of Bernstein’s “West Side Story”, as well as performing historically informed music on baroque bassoon and baroque and renaissance singing.