Ionel Fernic (b. May 29, 1901 in Târgovişte ? d. July 22, 1938 in Stulpicani) was a Romanian composer, aviator (civil pilot), writer and one of the first Romanian parachutists.
His family moved to Galaţi where Ionel attends the Vasile Alecsandri high school and where he met his mentor, the Romanian composer and music teacher Teodor Fuchs, who tutors him in the arts of piano and guitar music. Being a music enthusiast, and passionate about airplanes, Ionel Fernic is guided by his parents to attend a technical faculty but he eventually decides to go to the National University of Music Bucharest where he is admitted at the drama section with the highest grade average. Although he is remarked by his teachers, Ionel doesn't continue his acting career despite having the opportunity to play alongside many famous Romanian actors like Aristide Demetriade, Ion Manolescu or Mişu Fotino. He graduates in 1924 and is enrolled at the Reserve Officer School in Ploieşti and remaining in the city for a few years, period when he writes almost all of his works.
Under the guidance of professor Fuchs, Fernic composed in 1919, his last high school year, the ballad Cruce albă de mesteacăn, his first well known work. After settling in Ploieşti, having an urge to create successful music, he composes a number of romances and tangoes. His first tango, composed in 1931, was called Minciuna (better known by the name Pe boltă când apare luna), and was an adaptation of a French song proposed by Nicolae Kiriţescu.
In just a few years, Fernic wrote over 400 romances and songs. Many of his songs were local hits for that time. Since 1927, Fernic published a volume of sketch stories called Misterele din Mizil (wrote as a Feuilleton which were very successful in Europe). In 1928 he published a volume of poems called Prăştii and several children books. He founded the satirical magazine Să nu te superi că te-njur, and moved to Bucharest in the early 1930s. Text source : Wikipedia (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)