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Piano studies at Music and Fine Arts School no.2 of Bucharest, since the age of 6. Graduate of “George Enescu” Music High School (1980) and Music University of Bucharest (1984 , piano class of Professor Ioana Minei and Professor Ana Pittiş). Scholarship for piano master classes at Summer Academy, Nice, France(1983). Plays harpsichord (since 1987) and organ. A very experimented and challenged piano and harpsichord performer . Associated professor for Chamber Music at The National University of Music – Bucharest (since 1990) . Doctoral degree in music in 2007.

International festivals: “George Enescu” International Festival, Bucharest, Romania (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007); New Music International Festival, Bucharest, Romania (1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2002); 44th International Festival, Santander, Spain (1995); International Music Festival, Palencia, Spain(1995); “Festum Musicae” International Festival, Iaşi, Romania (1996); Medieval Art Festival, Sighişoara, Romania (1996); “Romanian-American Music Days”, Constanţa, Romania (1997); “George Enescu” International Festival, Heidelberg, Germany(2005); Swiss Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania(2002); “Max Deutsch” Festival, Paris, France (2002); Theatre International Festival, Sf. Gheorghe, Romania (2002) Langvad Chamber Music Jamboree (2010, 2012).

Co-operations with : “George Enescu” Philarmonic orchestra, Radio National Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra, “Simfonietta” Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Contemporary Opera Orchestra, “Concordia” Ensemble, Pierre Yves Artaud, Claudi Arimany, Alan Weiss, Virgil Frâncu Mario Caroli (flute), Daniel Kientzy (saxophone), David Harris, Aurelian-Octav Popa, Emil Visenescu, Felix Andreas Genner, Sacha Rattle (clarinet), Thomas Bowes, Vegard Nielsen, Sherban Lupu, Gabriel Croitoru, Remus Azoiţei, Florin Croitoru (violin), Marin Cazacu, Ioana Ostafi, Dorel Fodoreanu (cello), Ion Ivan Roncea (harp), Elisabeth Lawrence, Sarah Meredith (mezzo-soprano), Alexandru Matei and Game Percussion Ensamble, famous conductors and soloists in duos (with violin, flute, cello, viol, horn, bassoon, or two pianos), trios (with violin-cello, violin-oboe, flute-oboe, violin-horn), quartets or quintets with piano, ancient music ensembles. Member of the Studio of Ancient Music chamber ensemble, playing harpsichord, organ and percussion. Masterclasses in Romania, France, Norway.

Concert tours: First stage appearance – Bucharest, 1970, in a concert celebrating Beethoven’s double centenary. Recitals in Romania, Italy (1982, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002), Switzerland (1982, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007), France (1983, 2002, 2008, 2009), Greece (1990), Hungary (1993), Germany (1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006), Slovakia (1993), Austria (1993), Spain (1995), Portugal (1998), Denmark(2003, 2009, 2010, 2011), Poland (2004), United Kingdom (2006), Sweden (2006), Czech Republic (2007) Norway (2012, 2013).

Repertory: chamber music for piano from Classicism to Romanticism and modern works, Early, Renaissance and Baroque music, as well as contemporary music, for harpsichord and organ. World premiere for over 100 works, for piano solo, chamber music or piano concert.

Recordings at Romanian National Radio and many appearances at Romanian National Television. Present on 7 CDs edited in Romania and Germany. Musical advisor for several Romanian cinema and TV movies: “Moara luiCălifar”(“Călifar’s Mill”) – Şerban Marinescu(1986), “O vară de neuitat” (“An Unforgettable Summer”) – Lucian Pintilie (1994), “Craii de Curtea Veche” (“Ancient Court Philanderers”) – Mircea Veroiu (1996), “Scrisorile prietenului” (“Friend’s Letters”) – Mircea Veroiu (1997).

In 2004 distinguished with The Medal “Cultural Merit” – First class by the Presidency of Romania.

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