Born in Roman , his father Miltiade Gheorghiu was a career army officer, while his mother was a primary-school teacher. He attended high school in his native town and in Bucharest , also studying piano with Emilia Saegiu and taking courses from to at the Bucharest Conservatory , where his professors included Dumitru Georgescu Kiriac and Alfonso Castaldi. In , together with A.
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From to , thanks to a scholarship obtained through Ion Minulescu , then director general at the Culture and Arts Ministry, he studied at the Schola Cantorum de Paris under Paul Braud. While in Romania during this time, he attended Eugen Lovinescu 's literary circle.
In , he received a citation for his performance at an international piano competition held in Vienna. In , he entered the sanatorium in Moroeni in order not to be drafted into the army; he was removed by George Enescu in A pianist with the Bucharest Philharmonic from to , he participated in many foreign tours from onward.
He composed choral symphonies for soloists, choir and orchestra, symphonies and chamber music.
Febre , which he self-published in , marked a sort of new debut. He returned in with the insignificant Poeme , while the comprehensive anthology Poezii brought him back into the limelight.
Cartea rondelurilor , which he had prepared for publication in , appeared posthumously as part of an ample collection of his works, the Poezii. He announced a novel, Taraful de noapte , and a musicological text, Trei romantici Chopin, Schumann, Liszt , but these never appeared.
Gheorghiu, who suffered from heart disease, died of shock brought on by the Vrancea earthquake , leaving behind unpublished manuscripts. Dual in nature, equally inclined toward avant-garde iconoclasm and formal rigor, Gheorghiu was an original creator of sylvan poems, refined and bucolic in inspiration.
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