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Vienna based flutist Matei Ioachimescu joins the ATEM Ensemble to present a unique syncretic performance in which works written by some of the finest Romanian composers such as Doina Rotaru, Dan Dediu, Șerban Marcu, Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi, and Aurelian Băcan will be interwoven with works written by George Crumb. These composers’ creative activity is connected by invisible threads, most importantly the drive toward the transcendental. In sync with the theme of this program, the sonic experience will be enhanced by a projection of visual archetypes created by artist and academic researcher Gabriel Kelemen who has studied for over 30 years the phenomenon of how stationary waves arise in liquids, stimulated by audible sound frequencies.

The livestreaming will be provided by a team from Artistic Tribe, who notably offered in 2020 many successful livestream coverages of concerts from the Romanian Chamber Orchestra tour or concerts from the Eufonia International Festival.


  • George Crumb
    Makrokosmos, Vol. 1: Music of Shadows (for Aeolian Harp) for piano
  • Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi
    Mnemo for clarinet, violin and piano
  • Doina Rotaru
    Crystals for flute and piano
  • Dan Dediu
    A Mythological Bestiary: Griffon for violin and piano
  • George Crumb
    Makrokosmos vol. II
    Voices from “Corona Borealis” for piano
  • Șerban Marcu
    Toccata impaziente for clarinet, violin and piano
  • Aurelian Băcan
    Extratereustru for clarinet and violoncello
  • George Crumb
    Eleven Echoes of Autumn for flute, clarinet, violin and piano


Matei ioachimescu

“His playing moved the audience deeply, after each concert there were people in tears and the ovations were unusually long. Matei Ioachimescu is one of the greatest flutists, I have ever heard.” – Kalevi Aho (composer) 26.5.2018

Matei Ioachimescu, renowned Romanian flutist, has a very intense artistic activity as a soloist or as a member of several chamber music ensembles, being praised for his interpretations of baroque, contemporary music but also for his cross-over recitals. A graduate of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, his home city by choosing, he won several competitions and grants (Thyl-Dürr or Yehudi Menuhin Foundation) and his collaborations with some of the most interesting musicians from Europe were unanimously appreciated by the audience in concert halls like Konzerthaus Wien, Ateneul Roman, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Budapest Music Center or Suntory Hall. His debut CD – “Lumiére”, released in 2014 together with pianist Catalina Butcaru, is seen as an album of reference for the two instruments and was highly praised by the critics in Austria and Romania. His intense musical activity and the great quality of his projects brought him the title of « Ambassador of Integration » granted by the Austrian Secretary of the State. As a soloist he performs standard repertoire as well as contemporary works written for him. Legends, Paris, Playlist or La Vida Loca are a few of the projects he is knowned for. Matei Ioachimescu is invited as a member of the jury in several international competitions and has an important pedagogic activity reflected by numerous master-classes and workshops held in Romania, Croatia, Hungary and Austria. Starting 2020 he is an Associate Professor at the West University of Timisoara.


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The ATEM Ensemble, based in Timișoara (Romania), was formed in 2013, with the primary goal to promote, in various chamber formations, the modern and contemporary musical repertoire.The ensemble had the privilege to collaborate with esteemed musicians such as cellist Alexandra Guțu and pianist Sorin Petrescu. ATEM Ensemble is currently formed by Vlad Alecsandru Colar (flute), Cristian Miclea (clarinet), Cristina Mălăncioiu (violin), Darius Tereu (cello), Victor Andrei Părău (piano).

The ensemble has played in festivals such as ”Aurel Stroe” International Festival (Bușteni, Romania, 2013), ”Timișoara Muzicală” International Festival (Timișoara, 2014, 2019), ”Timsonia” Contemporary Music Festival (Timișoara, 2014, 2018),”Intrada” New Music Festival (Timișoara, Romania, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), ”Craiova Muzicală” International Festival (Craiova, 2016), SIMN (Bucharest, 2019), Meridian International Festival (2019).

The ATEM Ensemble has offered world first performances of works by Gabriel Almași, Adina Dumitrescu, Erich Hermann, Ciprian Ion, Matthias S. Krüger, Șerban Marcu, Gabriel Mălăncioiu, Martin Wistinghausen, Mihai Popean, Luigi Pizzaleo, Dana Cristina Probst, Mariana Ungureanu.


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