Florin Parvulescu

SFS member since:  1999

Hometowns:  Bucharest, Romania; New York

Music schools you attended:  Juilliard, Peabody Conservatory

Began playing music: At age 6

Musical inspirations: My parents

If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: Visual artist

Favorite composers:  Bach, Brahms, Strauss, Beethoven, Bruckner, Franck, Stravinsky, Nielsen

Favorite works featuring my instrument:  Brahms, Violin Concerto; Franck, Violin Sonata; Bach and Beethoven sonatas

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Going out with friends and having lively discussions

Recent reading: Hemingway

On my CD player/iPod: Nielsen, Symphony No. 5; crossover genres

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Lake Tahoe (biking, skiing, hiking, swimming)

Plus: Have traveled to Asia and performed in China