Laurentiu Simões Zapciroiu was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1978. He began his violin studies at the age of seven, and at twelve he joined the George Enescu Music School. He continued his studies at the National Academy of Music in Bucharest with professors such as Modest Iftinchi, Daniel Podlowski and the great soloist of worldwide renown, Ion Voicu. In April 1992, he won first prize in the 'Citta di Stresa' International Competition in Italy. In 1996, he won third prize with his string quartet in the M. Jora national competition in Bucharest, and received the special prize of the Romanian Music Critics Union for the performance of Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden'.
As a soloist, Laurentiu has performed J.S Bach's Concerto for two violins in several Romanian cities. He has worked with several orchestras in Romania such as the Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra, the Giurgiu Orchestra, the Marea Neagra Orchestra, the 'George Enescu' State Philharmonic, and the Sergiu Celibidache Symphonic Orchestra.In Portugal he was invited to join the Lusitano string quartet as second violin, with whom he has performed more than 300 concerts in Portugal and at the Ibérico Festival in Spain.
He has played with the orchestras of the North, Beiras, Madeira and the Metropolitana. As head of the second violins section, he has played in several countries including Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and South Korea.
In January 2005, he joined the Orchestra do Algarve as tutti violin and in 2007 began to teach the violin at the Vila Real de Santo António Regional Conservatory. At the present, he’s Assistant Concertmaster of first violins in Orquestra Clássica do Sul (previous Orquestra do Algarve).