Cellist with the Enesco Quartet, Dorel Fodoreanu studied at the Bucharest Conservatory under Georges Iarosevici. He settled in Paris in 1979 and has taught at the Sorbonne since 1993. Fodoreanu was one of the first Romanian musicians to be invited to play as soloist with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra after the revolution in Romania in 1989. He has also appeared as principal cellist with the Barcelona Orchestra and Parma's Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic. At the present time Fodoreanu is principal cellist with the Sorbonne Symphony Orchestra. He has also sat on the jury of international cello competitions and has given several masterclasses. In 1990, Dorel Fodoreanu won the Romanian Mihail Jora Prize.