Ion Mazur was born in Iasi, Romania. His mother and father were music theory teachers and his father was also a very prominent Children's Choir Director. Mr. Mazur began studying violin at the age of seven.
At fourteen, Mr. Mazur had his debut with the "Moldova" Philharmonic Orchestra in his hometown with the Wieniawski's "Polonaise Brilliante" orchestrated by his violin teacher. There, for seven years he performed Wieniawski Concerto No. 2, Paganini Concerto No. 1, and Sibelius Violin Concerto as well as other popular and technically demanding works.
At 16, he began violin studies with the famous Romanian teacher, Stefan Gheorghiu in Bucharest. Soon after, Mr. Mazur participated in and won several first place awards including first prize in the National Conservatory Competition in Iasi and Targu-Mures. He performed Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos with the Bacau Symphony Orchestra. He gave several recitals in the Piatra-Neamt Museum of Art and was a semifinalist in the "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer" International Violin Competition Gorizia (Italy).
After receiving a diploma from the "George Enescu" National Academy of Music in Iasi, Mr. Mazur left Romania and settled in France. He performed a recital in Nancy with the pianist Jean-Pierre Schmitt at the "Musée des Beaux-Arts" and in the ‘Hotel de Ville’ Hall. He also performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Nancy Symphony.
At 26, Ion Mazur went to New York and was accepted by Dorothy DeLay at the Julliard School in the Masters Program. In Julliard he studied Chamber Music with Samuel Sanders. Then, he continued to study with Ms. DeLay and Piotr Milewski at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati where he performed Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 with the "Starling Orchestra". There, he also performed Wieniawski's "Concert Polonaise" with Peter Oungian with whom he studied Chamber music as well. In the Aspen Music Festival, he performed the second Violin Concerto by Prokofiev with the Young Artists Orchestra.
Today Mr. Mazur continues to develop new repertoire and explore the rich and historical connections between music and technology.