Narni 14 - 19 Agosto 2014
Petru Iuga started autodidact with 10years violin and played folk music at the marriages in north Romania.
He started classical music (double-bass) when he was 14 years old. Having received his first training in his native Romania, he was selected by Yehudi Menuhin for the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad (Switzerland).
After further training at the Hochschule der Kuenste-Bern and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, he became a member of the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and principal double bass in the Munich Chamber Orchestra. Petru was also guest solo Double-Bass at the London Symphony Orchestra.
Petru Iuga currently holds a professorship at the University of Music and Arts in Mannheim, Germany. Before Mannheim, he was teaching first in Trossingen (Germany) than in Graz (Austria).
He has given many master classes, like in Germany, France, Austria, Japan, Suisse etc.
He has won numerous prizes at international competitions, including first prizes at the International Double Bass Competition in Markneukirchen, Germany (1999) as well as at the Capbreton International Double Bass Competition in France (2001).
Petru Iuga has appeared as soloist with major European orchestras and in 2009 recorded a CD with the Carmina Quartet.
He recorded for personal needs a CD - Dvorak and Haydn D-major cello concertos on the bass with Banatul Philharmonic -Timisoara (Romania).