Paraskivesco entered the Bucharest Conservatory and studied with Silvia Șerbescu. He graduated with five first prizes. In 1961, he was awarded the Georges Enesco International Competition prize. He then received a scholarship from the French government and continued his musical studies in Paris with Magda Tagliaferro, Yvonne Lefébure and Nadia Boulanger. In 1970, he won the Prix Claude Debussy, composer of which he is one of the most respected performers.
He recently taught piano and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Paris (1985) and gives several master classes, notably in Greece and Japan. In 1995, he was also appointed professor of piano at the Conservatoire européen de Paris.
Most of the pianist's remaining recordings are published under the Calliope label:
- Claude Debussy: Complete work for piano (1980).
- Beethoven: Sonatas for piano: Op. 31 nº 2 Tempest, Op. 57 Appassionata.
- Gabriel Fauré: Mélodies (Automne, Clair de lune, Les berceaux, et al.) with Jacques Herbillon
- Maurice Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, Chansons madécasses and other melodies with Jacques Herbillon.
- Robert Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 39 with Audrey Michael.
- Alain Pâris (2004). Dictionnaire des interprètes et de l'interprétation musicale depuis 1900. Bouquins (in French). Paris: Éditions Robert Laffont. p. 1289. ISBN 2-221-10214-2. OCLC 300283821.
- There are several spellings of the first name (Theodor, Theodor) and the last name (Paraskivesko, Praskivesco)
- (in Romanian) Lavinia Coman: Rememorare – Silvia Șerbescu – 50 de ani de posteritate, Revista MUZICA, No. 3–4, 2015, p. 143–155.
- (in Romanian) Iosif Sava et Florian Șerbescu: Silvia Șerbescu: ghid biografic, Editura Muzicală, Bucharest, 1976, p. 94.
- (Pâris 2004, p. 664) harv error: no target: CITEREFPâris2004 (help).
- Debussy by Paraskivesco on AllMusic