Performers

Vlad Maistorovici

One of the most exciting young artists of his generation to emerge from Romania, Vlad Maistorovici is in great demand both as performer and composer. Highlights of 2012 are collaborations with Nigel Kennedy at St Prex Classics, conductor Francois-Xavier Roth at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

This season will see Vlad Maistorovici perform at St Prex Classics with guitarist Johannes Moller in an eclectic programme featuring Paganini’s Sonata Concertata, as well as new works by Moller and Maistorovici. The same festival will feature Maistorovici performing with Nigel Kennedy, with the Mercury Quartet and the Nigel Kennedy Quintet. This season he will perform Pierrot Lunaire with the Mercury Quartet and soprano Linda Hirst at Jardins Musicaux as part of the quartet’s Pierrot Lunaire Anniversary Tour, Meridian Festival in Bucharest and London’s King’s Place as part of the European Union National Institute for Culture Debussy celebrations. Starting September 2012, Maistorovici is taking up the post of Solo Violin of Ensemble Contrechamps, for an initial period of 1 year.

His performances display ’technical assuredness, balanced by interpretative willingness to push boundaries that can, and often does make sparks fly’ (MusicWeb International). Winner of Remember Enescu International Competition, The Tillett Trust and a Finalist of Young Concert Artist Trust, he has performed concerti and recitals that have included appearances at major venues such as London Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, The Sage Gateshead, Salle Flagey Bruxelles, Kulturhaus Helferei Zurich, Merkin Hall New York, as well as various festivals across Europe, with orchestras such as the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, South Bank Sinfonia, Bucharest Radio Orchestra. A committed chamber musician, he has had the privilege of performing from an early age alongside renowned musicians and ensembles, such as Pierre Amoyal, Dora Schwartzberg, Jeremy Menuhin, Ivry Gitlis, Gordan Nikolich.

A versatile performer, he dedicates a lot of time and energy to experimentation and new music. In 2011 he performed Pascal Dusapin’s Violin ConcertoQuad as part of the Festival Archipel Geneva. He is a member of The Mercury Quartet, a dynamic ensemble that focuses on experimental projects. 2011 has seen the launch of Mercury Radar, a seasonal concert series at London’s The Forge, sponsored by PRS, MBF and Vaughan-Williams Trust, which has commissioned so far over 10 works for the quartet. The ensemble also have explored uncharted territories in contemporary classical music improvisation, as can be heard in Mercury Acoustic, an innovative album of live-composed music and DJ remixes, released in 2010 by NonClassical and produced by Gabriel Prokofiev. October 2012 sees the launch of Mercury Cinema, an innovative concept which couples old classics and new cinematic commissions with the sound world of the Mercury Quartet.

This year also sees a number of notable appearences as composer. After a critically acclaimed premiere at the Barbican Hall in London, his work for orchestra Halo, commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Helen Hamlyn Trust, will receive its continental premiere at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, by the Orchestre Mediteranee de Jeunes under the direction of Francois-Xavier Roth, as well as at the Marseille Theatre Sylvain. The Romanian Institute in London have opened this year’s cultural season with a concert entitled Night Music, a multimedia collaboration with artist Cristian Luchian, with a focus on Maistorovici’s chamber works to date. In February 2013 the Paul Constantinescu Philharmonic of his native town of Ploiesti will feature Maistorovici both as violinist and composer, with a selection of his orchestral works. Maistorovici is currently working on his first violin concerto, for the Ukrainean violinist Valery Sokolov.

Maistorovici’s music is characterised by ‘vivid contrasts’ (London Financial Times) ‘clarity of expression’ (Actualitatea Muzicala Bucharest). In 2003, his string quartet Night Music was awarded the George Enescu Composition Prize. Premiered at the George Enescu International Fesival, a string orchestra version was subsequently commissioned by the European Union Chamber Orchestra. He is an allumnus of the Britten-Pears Programme, where, under the mentorship of Oliver Knussen, Colin Matthews and Magnus Lindberg, he composed Ocean Wing for chamber orchestra, which was premiered at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2008. In 2010 Antoine Francoise premiered transScent for solo piano at the Cadogan Hall, which was awarded the Clive Christian ‘Sound of Perfume’ Award. The same year, the London Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned Fanfara, which was performed four times under the direction of David Angus as part of the “Bright Sparks” Education Programme. The same year he composed Microcosm for the LSO Discovery Panufnik Scheme, which was rehearsed and performed publicly by the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Francois Xavier-Roth at LSO St. Luke’s. The success of the work resulted in a commission from the LSO to write Halo for large orchestra, which was premiered by the orchestra at the Barbican Hall in March 2011, in a concert conducted by Sir Colin Davis. The same year, St Prex Classics presented Carte Blanche to Vlad Maistorovici: “Tribute to Freddie Mercury” a cross-over project that features classical redentions of compositions Freddie Mercury intertwined with chamber works by Vlad Maistorovici.

Maistorovici has given violin and composition masterclasses at the Lilla Akademien Stokholm, Dartington International Summer School (on the performance of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire), Bucharest National University of Music (where the Mercury Quartet annually workshop scores by the composition students). Born in Ploiesti, Romania (1985), he is a former pupil of the Carmen Sylva Art School where he studied violin with Adrian Ceapa and Ioana Croitoru, and piano with his mother, Sanda Hîrlav-Maistorovici. At age 16, at the recommendation of Lory Wallfisch, he gained a full scholarship at The Yehudi Menuhin School, where he continued his violin studies with Natalia Boyarskaya. He studied violin with Felix Andrievsky and composition with Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Cole at the Royal College of Music London, and later violin wth Pierre Amoyal on a Soloist Master Degree course at the Conservatoire de Lausanne.

Official website here.

MUSIC on internet: Halo

Remus Georgescu

Remus Georgescu was born in Timisoara, in 1932. He accomplished his music  studies at the „Ciprian Porumbescu” Conservatory in Bucharest – Faculty of Composition and Orchestra Conducting and was the disciple of the great masters: Ioan D. Chirescu (Music Theory), Marţian Negrea (Harmony), Nicolae Buicliu (Counterpoint), Teodor Rogalski (Orchestration), Constantin Silvestri (Conducting) and George Georgescu (Orchestra). He also studied in USA (1968 – 1969), where he met and visited the famous Romanian conductor and composer Ionel Perlea.

Remus Georgescu began his activity as a scientific researcher at the Ethnomusicology and Folklore Institute in Bucharest, and then as a conductor at the Music Theatre in Constanta and at the Sibiu, Oradea and Târgu Mureş Philharmonics. He became conductor of the “Banatul” Philharmonic in Timisoara in 1968, while also being, for several years, the artistic manager of the institution.

As a conductor, he had concerts almost all around the world and realized numerous recordings of outstanding virtuosity; as a composer, he distinguished himself through various  vocal-symphonic, symphonic or cameral works. He gave concerts in Austria, England, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, Norway, Poland, Holland, Spain, USA, Singapore, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Venezuela etc., and has always been  both critically acclaimed in the media, and admired by the audience.

His repertoire is extremely rich, including works of most various ages and styles, from the pre-classic period to the latest creations of our century. Worldwide famous soloists performed under his baton: Emil Ghilels, Dimitri Başkirov, Daniil Şafran, Annie Fischer, Igor Oistrah, Viktor Tretiakov, Jean Pierre Rampal, Ivry Gitlis, Lola Bobescu, Dan Grigore, Valentin Gheorghiu, Ion Voicu, Silvia Marcovici. Numerous Romanian composers have dedicated to Remus Georgescu some compositions that later entered the music circuit, in Romania and abroad.

His creations conquered their stable place in the repertoires of many Romanian orchestras, sometimes being included in programs of prestigious European orchestras and America, as well as in the repertoires of renowned interpreters. Along his career, Remus Georgescu received many awards. The Concert for Orchestra, the Symphonic Oratory „Cântare străbunilor” (“Hymn to the Ancestors”) – the Award of the Union of Composers (1976 – 1977), „Exorcisme” (“Exorcisms”) for Flute and Orchestra, the Oratory „Ecouri” (“Echoes”) awarded by the Romanian Academy with the “George Enescu” Prize for Composition (1983), the Oratory „De profundis” (1994) and also various other works, which deserve their fame in the Romanian cultural patrimony. The music critique repeatedly underlined the exceptional value of his compositions. As a conductor, Remus Georgescu realized many recordings for radio, TV and record labels in Romania and worldwide.

Other awards: The Music Critics’ Award, The Award for Opera Omnia. In 2008 he became „Citizen of Honour“ of Timişoara, and in 2012, The Great Award of the Union of Composers and Musicologists of Romania (UCMR) for 2011.

MUSIC on internet: Exorcisms, Autumn Twilight

 

 

 

Laura Buruiană

Born in Bucharest in 1980, Laura Buruiana started playing the cello at the age of ten and studied from 1999 to 2004 with Prof. Vasile Tugui and Marin Cazacu. Further studies from 2004 with Prof. Frans Helmerson at the Cologne University of Music lead to her Master Degree in 2007. While taking part in master classes in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Romania, she also benefited from the advice of famous cellists.  A 1st Prize Winner of the Young Concert Artists Award in New York in 2003, which was additionally garnished with five special prizes, the Romanian cellist Laura Buruiana is quickly establishing a reputation worldwide as “a bonafide virtuoso, drawing a wealth of color, drama, and flowing line from her instrument” (The New York Times) in performances where “one might guess she would also be a very fine singer. She embraces her instrument as an extension of her own body, personifying a lyricism that was fitting for an instrument whose timbre is o close to that of the human voice.” (Washington Post).The same year, Laura also won the 1st Prize of the Premio Arturo Bonucci Competition in Rome.
As a soloist, Laura performed the 1st Shostakovich concerto in the Berlin Philharmonie together with the Berliner Symphoniker, the Dvořák concerto with the Bari Symphony while touring Italy, as well as Bach’s A Minor Concerto at the Rheingau Music Festival (Germany) with the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, in 2006. She also played with the Shanghai Orchestra in the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Under the aegis of Young Euro Classics in Berlin, she has been the soloist in the 1st cello concerto of the Romanian composer Anatol Vieru.
In 2005, she made her debut at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, taking over the cello solo part in Paul Constantinescu’s Triple Concerto and was invited for a recital at the same festival in 2007.  Furthermore, she performed with all major orchestras in Romania, besides other orchestras in Europe, USA and Asia under the baton of conductors such as Oliver von Dohnányi, Gerhard Zimmermann, Cristian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, Lorenzo Muti, Dorel Pascu, among others.Due to her great success at the New York competition, she has already toured extensively the USA, including concerts at Kennedy Center Washington, Kaufmann Hall New York, Boston, Merkin Hall New York, Pittsburgh, in Virginia, Connecticut, Ohio as well as at the Mostly Tchaikowsky Festival in Pella. Other venues and festivals in Europe included the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Diligentia Theatre The Hague and the Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands, the Spoleto Festival and venues in Rome, Milan and Venice (UNESCO gala) in Italy, Fontainebleau Castle and the “Rencontres Franco-Roumaines” in France, the festivals at Santander and Toroella de Montgri in Spain, the Glyptotek Copenhagen, Salle de concert des Invalides in Paris, Salle Flagey in Brussels and the Bruno Walter Society in Luxemburg. In Germany, Laura appeared repeatedly at the Usedom Festival, the Konzerthaus Berlin, at the EXPO 2000 in Hanover and the Saarbrucken festival. In 2004, she performed twice the complete Beethoven sonatas.
Some critics for the Naxos CD: “This Naxos album features cellist Laura Buruiana and pianist Martin Tchiba in what could be a reference recording of these sonatas. Buruiana’s playing is technically brilliant, with spot-on intonation, sweeping musical gestures, and a clear understanding of the score and how her part dialogues with the piano. Likewise, Tchiba is a elegant pianist who produces a wealth of colors which are so necessary in the frequently changing tonal environment of the Second Sonata” (Mikel D. Brownell, All Music Magazine)“Cellist Laura Buruiana and pianist Martin Tchiba made one of the most remarkable CDs of the year” (Holger Hettinger (Deutschlandradio Kultur).
In 2012 she released her second CD for the label Zig-Zag Territoires: “Enescu – trios with piano” together with violinist Satenik Khourdoian and pianist Mara Dobresco with whom she formed the Trio Brancusi, CD which is a choice of France Musique for 2012 and received 5 diapasons. Together with pianist Matei Varga she has released her third album for Coviello Classics which includes the two famous cello sonatas by J Brahms. In 2013, Laura Buruiana is prepearing to release two more Cds with pianist Ferenc Vizi (F. Mendelssohn – Bartoldy – “Sonatas and variations concertantes for cello and piano”) and with Ana Bondue (J. S. Bach – “Sonatas for cello and piano/viola da gamba and hapsichord”), both released at the label Coviello Classics. As well, she will have concerts together with Trio Brancusi, Trio ALA, pianists Ferenc Vizi and Ana Bondue, soprano Adriana Epstein…
Official website here.

Romanian Youth Orchestra

The youngest Romanian symphonic orchestra was formed in the summer of 2008, in the city of Sinaia, following an initiative from cellist Marin Cazacu with the help of “The Friends of Music – Serafim Antropov”. Its members, aged 19 to 26, are selected from the top performers across the nation. The technical and artistic training is overlooked by maestro Cristian Mandeal.
In order to help meet the need to rise up to the artistic demands and ambitions of the European community for the young generation of Romanian musicians “The Romanian Youth Orchestra- Enescian spirit and European tradition” Project was founded. Some of the grand achievements include the 2008, 2009 and 2010 concerts held for the “Enescu and his music” International Festival in Bucharest, Brasov and Busteni.
The performances at the Romanian Athenaeum under the lead of conductor Cristian Mandeal lit up the stage on December 5th & 9th 2009, March 4th, May 29th and August 18th 2010. Similarly the “Eurovision-Young musicians” concert on March 14th and October 25th achieved together with “Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation “, conducted by Horia Andreescu, confirmed the high expectations for this project.

Official website here.

Marin Cazacu

Born on September 30th, 1956, at Vidra-Ilfov county, Marin Cazacu studied the cello at the Dinu Lipatti Music Lyceum in Bucharest with professor Ion Urcan, and afterwards at the Ciprian Porumbescu State Conservatoire with the well known professors Serafim Antropov and Aurel Niculescu. Furthermore, he improved his musical skills in Weimar with professor Mezö Lászlo and was the assistant of maestro Radu Aldulescu in the latter’s master classes in Costineşti and Sinaia. Marin Cazacu is a laureate of the international competitions held in Geneva, Markneukirchen, Leipzig, Bologna, Belgrade.

Since 1983, he has been a soloist of the George Enescu Philharmonic and has carried out an intense activity both in Romania and all over Europe, Asia and the two Americas, under the baton of a number of outstanding conductors: Ghennadi Rojdestvenski, Sergiu Comissiona, Lu Jia, Nanse Gum, Cristian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, Antoni Ros Marba, Mendi Rodan, Misha Katz, Jean Périsson. He also performed as a member of different chamber music ensembles in the company of prestigious artists such as Vladimir Orlov, Valentin Gheorghiu, Radu Aldulescu, Mihaela Martin, Mirel Iancovici, Ilia Grubert, Jeremy Menuhin. Moreover, he is a member of the Pro Arte Trio (Trio in Residence at the Romanian Atheneum Concert Hall in Bucharest) and has contributed to the Voces Quartet. His name could be seen quite often in the ads of some important festivals such as those held in Berlin, Bratislava, Bucharest, Hong-Kong, Macao, Munich, Milan, Mateus, Osaka, Singapore, Seoul, Sofia, Tokio, Valencia, Venice.

Starting 1992, he has also worked as a professor at the Bucharest National University of Music, his students successfully asserting themselves in the Romanian and foreign concert halls. In 1998, he founded the Cellissimo Quartet together with Alexandra Guţu, Răzvan Suma and Olga Mănescu. Moreover, together with his students, he performed in recitals including 8 up to 12 cellos as part of the Violoncellissimo ensemble.

In 1999, Marin Cazacu set up the International Festival Enescu and the music of the world held every summer in Sinaia on the eve of great musician’s birthday (August 19th, 1881). For the organisation of this festival and the setting up of the first national youth orchestra (the Romanian Youth Orchestra under Cristian Mandeal’s baton), he was rewarded (in 2008) with the Award for the Project of the year by VIP and Actualitatea Muzicală magazines.

In 2004, he was granted the Meritul Cultural (Cultural Merit) Order with the Chevalier degree, while in 2006, he obtained the title of Doctor of Music with Summa cum laude, for the thesis entitled Cello concertos in the Romanian musical creation from Constantin Dimitrescu to Pascal Bentoiu.

His recordings for Electrecord, Olympia, BMG and AIX Records are a definite evidence of the qualities of this „excellent musician” as Ghennadi Rojdestvenski has called him.

His performances have been enthusiastically commented upon by the audience and the media, all over the world.

Marin Cazacu plays a Lorenzo Ventapane cello (1820). (source)

Ludovic Bács

The Hungarian-born Romanian conductor, composer, violist and pedagogue, Ludovic Bács, began his musical training in his hometown of Petrila. Initially he studied violin with Joseph Faubich; followed by studies at the high state school of Petrosani. During the school days he played as instrumental in the city’s symphonic band, led by Professor Julius Horáček. Between 1948 and 1951 he continued his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Cluj-Napoca; then, between 1951-1956, he obtained a scholarship to study at the Conservatory of Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Moscow. He also studied in 1948-1949 at the Cluj-Napoca Collge of Philosophy.
In 1957 Ludovic Bács started to work in the Symphonic Orchestra of Romanian Radio, first as a viola player, then as a conductor, and in 1964 was appointed as Artistic Director. From 1958 until his retirement in 1991, he had a continuous work in radio, as conductor and artistic director of Orchestra of Studio Radio Bucharest; from 1990, he is conductor of the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra. In 1966 he founded the music ensemble Musica Rediviva in Bucharest, the first group of performers to render ancient Romanian music. He made many tours in the country and abroad (USSR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, the GDR, West Berlin, the FRG, Netherlands, Argentina, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Austria) with those orchestras and has made numerous recordings. His repertoire includes musical works from the periods of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Modern and contemporary Romanian and universal. Over his whole career, Ludovic Bács has discovered and exposed a huge amount of ancient Romanian music, which he transcribed, harmonised and orchestrated to bring them before the public. He has given special attention to contemporary Romanian composers and works (Anatol Vieru, Tiberiu Olah, Ştefan Niculescu, Cornel Ţăranu, Aurel Stroe, Dan Dediu, Cristian Creţu and Christian Muck), performing numerous premieres of Romanian works.

From 1962 to 1968 (or from 1960 to 1966 according to The International Who’s Who 2004) Ludovic Bács was assistant lecturer at the Music Academy in Bucharest, later becoming associate professor in the classes of orchestral conducting, score reading, and chamber music.

Ludovic Bács is a member of the Romanian Composers’ Union. His awards include: Cultural Merit Award, the Medal of Labour, Prize of Theatre Music Association. His works include: orchestration of J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue (BWV 1080) on record), numerous adaptationd from 15th-18th century music: J.S. Bach, Monteverdi, Backfareg, from Codex Caioini a.o.; Suitá de Musicá Veche 17th-18th century, Variations Sinfoniques e Double Fugue sur un Thème Populaire HongroiseTrois Madrigales pour ChoeurVariations et Fugue sur une Colinde RoumainePotpourrie sur des Colindes. (source)

Vlad Agachi

Romanian conductor Vlad Agachi (b. May 20, 1982) is rapidly emerging as one of the most interesting and talented young conductors of today’s Romanian music scene, with both national and international experience. One of his most remarkable accomplishments was the award of the Seiji Ozawa fellowship at the world-renowned Tanglewood Music Festival in the summer of 2012, where he was working with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Charles Dutoit, Andre Previn, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Stefan Asbury, as well as having concerts with both classical and contemporary repertoire with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and ensembles.

At the beginning of 2013, Vlad Agachi started an internship at Staatsoper Berlin where he had been accepted by Daniel Barenboim, for which he had been awarded a scolarship by the National University of Music in Bucharest. During a three-month period, he had the opportunity of enriching his conducting experience by learning from the great pianist and conductor.

On the national plan, Vlad Agachi was appointed conductor of the Pitesti Philharmonic in 2011. He is also one of the founding members of the promising Notes & Ties orchestra and concert series from his native city, Cluj Napoca.

He obtained his degree in conducting from the National University of Music in Bucharest (first in his class), studying with Dumitru Goia and Petru Andriesei. During his university studies, he received musical training as a conductor from Marek Pijarowsky at the Karol Lipinski Music University in Wroclaw. He continued his studies under the guidance of conductors such as Christian Badea, Yoel Levi and Jorma Panula. Currently, he is enrolled in a Doctorate program at the National University of Music, specializing in Mozart’s Opera with Dan Dediu as advisor.

He received numerous prizes and scholarships, among them being the third prize at the “Jeunesses Musicales Conducting Competition” (Bucharest, Romania, 2011).

His conducting collaborations include orchestras from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Satu Mare, Bacau, Oradea and Targoviste, extending his activity in the USA, Israel, Portugal, Poland, Russia and Moldova.

Laurenţiu Darie

Bassoonist Laurentiu Darie was born in 1977 inGalati,Romania, where he started his musical education at the age of ten. After he graduated in bassoon at theUniversityofMusic-Bucharest, he went toMunichin order to improve his musical interpretation with Prof. Marco Postinghel. Here he had the opportunity to attend master classes held by Reinhard Goebel (baroque music), Maurice Bourgue (oboe), Zakar Bron (violin). He has also participated in summer master classes for bassoon with well-known teachers: Klaus Thunemann, David Rachor, Frank Lebloi and Andreas Schultze-Florey. He has won the first prize in several national competitions. Laurentiu Darie has collaborated with The Munich Symphonic Orchestra, Philharmonie der Nationen, The Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, The State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico and The Vienna Walzer Orchestra. Since 1998, he is principal bassoon player inBucharest”George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2011, as part of the “YouTube Symphony Orchestra”, he perfomed in Sidney Opera House and the concert was the largest live stream YouTube ever made. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and Los Angeles Time noted Romanian bassoonist Laurentiu Darie’s excellent playing.

Maria Chifu

Maria Chifu was born in Bucharest in 1981. She studied bassoon at the George Enescu High School and then she was the student of professor Miltiade Nenoiu at the National University of Music in Bucharest. She attended professor’s Heintz Righebauch (Germany) and David Rachor (USA) Masterclasses in 2001 and 2002. She studied at the Janacek Music Academy,Brno, Czech Republic during Ceepus scholarship, and at the Universitaet fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst , Graz, Austria, completing her masters degree.

Since 2012 she has a PhD in Music Interpretation at the National University of Music in Bucharest, with a dissertation on the bassoon in contemporary Romanian music.

Maria Chifu played in the Celibidache Orchestra and now she is a very active participant of the contemporary musical life, both as member of ensembles and as solo player. Maria played in international festivals such as Hilltown New Music Festival, the International Week of New Music, Tom Johnson Festival, “Meridian” International New Music Festival, The 18th Festival of Contemporary Music – Happoman 2012 (South Korea). She had concerts in Romania, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria.  She is a member of the synchretic group SeduCant, based in Bucharest, where she performs as a musician (bassoon, recorder, percussions) as well as a dancer.

Ana Chifu

 

Ana Chifu, one of the most active and recognized performers and supporters to promote the classical and new-modern music in Romania, Greece and throughout Europe, Ana Chifu studied flute in Bucharest, in Dortmund, Germany and Paris, having won seven international and national awards and prizes. Her concert activity brought her in countries like France, Holland, Germany, Poland, India, Korea, Ireland, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria and Greece.

Ana has collaborated with the Athens Symphony Orchestra as principal flute. She has worked in the educational program of the Greek National Opera House“Opera Interactive in Primary Schools” throughout elementary schools in all the Greek territory. She has collaborated with the Greek Radio Symphony OrchestraΚαμεράτα Ορχήστρα των Φίλων της Μουσικής/ Armonia Atenea and the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra “George Enescu”. She was a member of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra of Bucharest and is a member of the contemporary music ensembles Profil-Sinfonietta, Propuls, devotion Moderna, Opus.art, InterArt and SonoMania. Ana is a founding member of the Syncretic group of contemporary arts seduCant, creating and taking part in interactive multimedia shows both as a musician (flute, percussion) and as a dancer.

Ana played solo concerts with the Orchestre de Flytes Français, the Concerto Orchestra, Lyceum Strings Orchestra and Profil-Sinfonietta. She has been invited in famous contemporary music festivals such as International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn” - Poland, International Week of New Music- Romania, Meridian Festival- Romania, Hilltown New Music Festival- Ireland, “Tom Johnson” Festival- Germany, the Festival of Contemporary Music Happoman (Masan, South Korea).

In 2012 obtained her doctorate degree from the National University of Music in Bucharest, receiving “summa cum laude” (highest) praise, writing about the music of the 20th and 21st century. The book is in the process of publication.

Recently, Ana invited to ARFA (Romanian Association of women in Art) and is now an active member.

Future performances include recitals and chamber music concerts in Switzerland and Austria, as well as solo performances with orchestra in India.

Ana is an active member (in activities such as in India, Fukushima-Japan, Greece, Amazon, Sierra Leone and other parts of the world) of the non-profit organization Keys of Change. Keys of Change is a charitable organization made up of people with different backgrounds who believe deeply that playing and sharing music can make this world a better place. Founded in 2011 to promote the improvement and upgrading of the lives of children and youth around the world through music education and access to live performances of classical music.

Official website HERE.