Mirel Iancovici was born in Romania. After studying under Serafim Antropov in Bucharest Conservatory and completing with Radu Aldulescu and Paul Tortelier, he won many important international competitions such as: “Gaspar Cassado” Florence, Italy – the First Prize and several special prizes; “Imperial Tobacco Cello Competition” Bristol, U.K. – the First Prize and Gold Medal; “Pablo Casals Centenary” Barcelona, Spain – the First Prize. Since then his concert and recital schedule has commanded extensive travel throughout Europe and the United States as well Radio/TV recordings and records.
He has performed in Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lincoln Center New York, Philharmonie Berlin, Palau de la Musica Barcelona, Kennedy Center Washington, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, in Festivals such as “Y. Menuhin Festival” Gstaad, “Upper Galilee Chamber Music Days” Israel, “G. Enescu Festival” Bucharest collaborating with such distinguished artists as Claudio Abbado, Philippe Entremont, Herman Krebbers, Silvia Marcovici, Raphaël Oleg, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yoav Talmi, Paul Tortelier, Han de Vries, Gerard Wyss.
Mirel Iancovici is currently Professor of Violoncello at the Maastricht and Brabant Conservatory (Holland) and has given master classes in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Holland, Romania, USA and South Korea.