Clarinetist Daniel Paicu is Ph.D lecturer at the George Enescu National University of Arts in Iasi, Romania and he studied clarinet with Professor Doru Albu. The young clarinetist, although only 33 years old, has accumulated a rich artistic experience: he played as a soloist at the Moldavian Philharmonic Orchestra from Iasi, the Botosani Philharmonic, the Targoviste Philharmonic and the Philarmonic Mihail Jora Bacau. He performed a concert at the Votiv Kirche cathedral in Vienna where he also made an audio recording of the concert for the clarinet and the orchestra by Ignaz Pleyel. He has performed chamber concerts in Pescara, Chieti (Italy), Frieburg, Biberach, Tubingen (Germany) and Nagoya (Japan).
He has won numerous awards at the National Musical Interpretation Olympiads, two awards in International Competitions Rovere D’Oro (II), Paolo Barrasso (1st prize) and in 2011 he was awarded the Special Prize of the International Clarinet Competition Gh. Dima in Cluj Napoca for the performance the work of Invocation for solo clarinet composed by Viorel Munteanu.
The young clarinetist is a member of the Orpheus clarinet quartet with which he has performed recitals both in the country and abroad: Freiburg, Biberach, Eurotreff Festival in Shwabish Hall (Germany) and Pescara (Italy). He participated in the clarinet courses led by the masters: Giampietro Giumento, Bruno di Girolamo, Stefano Belante, Wenzel Fuchs, Spyros Mourikis, Patrick de Ritis, Walter Ifrim, Antonio Tinelli. In 2006 he collaborated for a month with the San Marco mini-orchestra performing concerts in the Toyota Hall in Nagoya Japan. In the year 2014 he supported his Doctoral Thesis with the theme Creation of clarinet (solo, chamber music) of the Iasi composers in the context of 20th century genre music. He also recorded two CDs with the contemporary music of the composers from Iasi.