Ionel Petroi is a prolific composer who has written more then 70 orchestral, chamber music, ballet music, film music, opera and instrumental ensemble works.
After winning the prestigious First Prize in Composition, “Stevan Hristic” at the Belgrade Conservatory in 1983, Mr. Petroi moved to Paris, where he continued his postgraduate studies at the Conservatoire National Superiur de Musique in Paris, winning the Premier Prix of 1988, in Composition. His main teachers there were Claude Ballif (composition) and Marius Constant (orchestration). While at the Paris Conservatoire, he was under the tutorship of many greats: Massiaen, Ligeti, Xenakis and Boulez.
His works have been broadcasted in France by Radio France, TF1, FR2, FR3 and Canal Plus, as well as by many radio and television programs in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, Yugoslavia, Romania, Russia and the USA. Works by Ionel Petroi are published by Universal Music Publishing Classical (Durand, Salabert), Ricordi and IBOX. Petroi's music is distributed by iTunes, Amazon, Yahoo Music, Rhapsody, Napster, CDBaby among others.