He developed his own style and is nowadays known as the “Godfather of the cimbalom”. In 1975 at a concert in Paris (with Zamfir a.o.) , he was measured an incredible speed of 25 notes per second, which gave him a place in the Guiness Book Of Records.
Toni performed & recorded together with many famous Romanian musicians & singers of his time, amongst others: Gheorghe Zamfir, Gabi Luncă, Ion Onoriu, Romica Puceanu, Costel Vasilescu, Dona Dumitru Siminică, Ion Lăceanu, Alexandru Țitruș, Ion Petre Stoican, Mioara Lincan, Cătălin Tîrcolea, Nicolae Onilă.
After one of his gigs, the famous conductor Sergiu Celibidache told him that he truly is a phenomenon instrumentist.
In 1985 Toni Iordache became seriously ill with diabetes. The doctors recommended to have his leg amputated, but the operation did not save his life. He died in Februari 1988.
Father of cimbalom player Leonard Iordache. His grandson Bogdan was also studying the instrument but died in a highway car accident in July 2011.