Gabriel Voicu was born into a musicians family. He took his first steps in to the life of music by the age of five at the music lyceum “George Enescu” in Bucharest, where he had his debut half a year later.
After his family emigrated in 1981 Gabriel Voicu studied as a junior in the violinclass of Wolfgang Marschner at the Music College in Freiburg. In 1987 he continued his education with Edith Peinemann at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt.
Also in 1987 Voicu started his conducting studies with Prof. Jiří Stárek in Frankfurt and participated in the open masterclasses of Sergiu Celibidache in Mainz.
From 1991 on Gabriel Voicu has received scholarships of various festivals in the USA and in Europe including the “Juilliard School of Music” in New York.
Gabriel Voicu made his debut under the baton of Janosh Silverstein in the USA and in 1994 played 96 recitals all over Japan.
After returning to Germany Gabriel Voicu focused on his string quartet and on chamber music in the masterclass of the Melos Quartet in Stuttgart.
Gabriel Voicu participated in masterclasses of Sir Yehudi Menuhin London, S. Celibidache, Prof. Y.Kless Tel Aviv, Pinchas Zuckermann New York, Prof. W. Marschner Freiburg and others.
As a soloist and chamber music partner, concertmaster and conductor Gabriel Voicu performed with Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislaw Leopoldovich Rostropovich, James Conlon, Dmitry Kitajenko, Raphael de Burgeos, Markus Stenz, Leif Segerstam, Andrey Boreyko, Christoph Eschenbach, Walter Weller, Michael Sanderling, Igor Oistrakh and others.
Gabriel Voicu is founder and conductor of the chamber orchestra “Camerata Strad”, which he led successfully from 1996 to 2000 concerts including the great hall of the Berlin Philharmonic with the violinist Igor Oistrach.
Gabriel Voicu initiated the “Musikfestival Schloss Ellwangen” in 1996 and was for a short time deputy orchestra director of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg.
In the years 2013/2014 Gabriel Voicu had the oportunity to assist and participate as a guest of Maestro Zubin Mehta within the framework of his cooperation with the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian State Opera, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Staatsoper Berlin.