Samuel Nemtanu, French violinist, born in Bordeaux is leader of the second violins of Brussels Philharmonic since 2016.

He studied at the National Conservatory of Bordeaux under his uncle Vladimir Nemtanu, at the renowned Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Boris Garlitsky and the Roosevelt University of Chicago with Shmuel Ashkenasi. Samuel took part in masterclasses with Jean Jaques Kantorow, Ivry Gitlis, Haim Taub, Latica Honda Rosenberg and Hagai Shaham.

Samuel Nemtanu is regularly invited as concertmaster of the Orchestre d’ Auvergne and Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. He performs on a regular basis with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, l’Orchestre National de France, l’Orchestre de chambre de Paris et l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

Samuel is a member of the French orchestra ‘les Dissonances’. It is the orchestras ambition to performing symphonic repertoire without a conductor.

Samuel Nemtanu won a first prize at the International Violin Competition Henry Koch in Liege in 2006. He has appeared as a soloist with the Keshet Eilon String Orchestra at the Musée du Louvre in Paris and the Orchestre Philharmonic Royal de Liège.

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If I was not a musician... I would work in a child care center because I care for the well being of the next generations. 
Chamber music means... gathering together people and getting the closest to perfection. 

My most memorable moment was... my father giving me his violin.