Georges Boulanger (April 18, 1893 â€“ June 3, 1958) was a Romanian Rroma violinist, conductor and composer.
Georges Boulanger was born in Tulcea, Romaniafrom a rroma romanian family with a very long tradition in music . His father's name was Vasile Pantazi. He was known as the typical Romanian Rroma virtuoso . He learned to play the violin as a child from his father, who was already the sixth generation musician. At the age of 12, Georges Boulanger got a scholarship to study at the Conservatory in Bucharest. Three years later he was heard by Leopold Auer who took him to Dresden with him and where he studied with him for the next two years. Other students of Auer were Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, and Mischa Elman.
In 1910, when Boulanger was 17 years old, Leopold Auer told him that his musical studies are finished and gave him a violin as a going away present. Boulanger played on this violin until his death. Under the recommendation of Auer, Georges Boulanger received a position of first violinist in CafÃ© Chantant in St. Petersburg, Russia. This was where many aristocrats frequented. With his background music, a mixture of Gypsy music,.