Aurelia Vişovan

piano, harpsichord, piano forte

Aurelia Vişovan was born on June 30, 1990 in Sighetu Marmaţiei, in Romania. She started to study piano at the age of 5, in her birth town, under the guidance of Prof. Monica Chifor. From the very beginning she felt very at ease on stage, which led her to take part, from the age of 6, in national and international competitions, winning more than 20 1st prizes. In 2002 she already performed her first concert as a soloist with an orchestra. Continuing to take part in competitions in Romania and abroad, she became a well-known young pianist in Romania and got the chance to play recitals and concerts in her native country.

At the age of 12 she moved to Cluj-Napoca, a cultural center of Romania, where she continued her piano studies with Prof. Gerda Türk, and in 2008 she entered the “G.Dima” Music Academy in the same city, where she benefited from the guidance and support of Prof.Adriana Bera. In June 2011 she was accepted at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she is currently studying with Prof. Martin Hughes.

Since 2013 Miss Vișovan is also a student in the harpsichord class of Prof.Gordon Murray and is already active as a harpsichordist and continuo player. She has performed in the Tagliavini Collection in Bologna, in the Bach Woche Festival in Vienna and in 2015 she has won the 2nd prize in the “Paola Bernardi” International Harpsichord Competition in Bologna.

A very passionate chamber musician, in 2009 she becomes a scholar of the SoNoRo-Interferenţe Chamber Music project, which gave her the opportunity to work and play with internationally renowned young musicians and to perform in the SoNoRo Chamber Music Festival in Bucharest. Her adaptability and her speed of adjusting in different groups and music styles made her soon very requested in Vienna, too, where she had the chance to work under the guidance of great musicians, such as Natalia Gutman, Pavel Vernikov, Johannes Meissl or the members of the Altenberg Trio. A very important role in her artistic development played her taking part in many workshops and masterclasses held by renowned musicians, such as Boris Berman, Akiko Ebi, Dang Thai Son, Stephen Hough, Andrzej Jaśinski, György Kurtág or Robert Levin.

Aurelia Vişovan is regularly invited to play concerts and recitals in different cities in Romania, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and Japan. In May 2012 Aurelia Vișovan performed the Opening Concert of the ''Sächsisches Mozartfest'' in Chemnitz, Germany, together with the Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Dresden, conducted by Wolfgang Hentrich. She has also collaborated with many Romanian orchestras, such as the Chamber Radio Orchestra, Bucharest, the Romanian Youth Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Cluj-Napoca, Satu-Mare, Arad and Sibiu, conducted by Mihail Agafița, Horia Andreescu, Cristian Brâncuși, Gheorghe Victor Dumănescu, Cristian Mandeal and Petre Sbârcea. In 2015, Miss Vișovan performed W.A.Mozarts Concerto in A major, K414, on an original fortepiano, built in 1825, together with the ”Diletto Musicale” Chamber Orchestra, within the Sighișoara Music Academy and Festival.

In January 2013, Miss Vișovan made her debut in the Grand Hall of the Philharmonie in Berlin, playing P.I.Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto, together with „Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin” conducted by Stanley Dodds.

Her most recent prizes include, in 2014, the first prize in the „Hildegard Maschmann Piano Competition” in Graz, Austria and in 2015 the 1st Prize in the ”Ciudad de Huesca” International Piano Competition in Spain, the 1st Prize in the „Santa Cecilia” International Piano Competition in Porto, the 3rd Prize and Special Prize for Contemporary Music in the „Jean Francaix” Competition in Paris, France and the 2nd Prize in the “Paola Bernardi” International Harpsichord Competition in Bologna, Italy.

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Short Profile

NameVişovan, Aurelia
Date of Birth2013-06-30
Born inRomania, Europe
Home LocationVienna, Austria
Main languageRomanian; Moldavian; Moldovan
Additional languages German,  Spanish; Castilian,  Italian,  French,  English 
attended UniversitiesUniversity for Music and Performing Arts
2014-12-22 Cronica Muzicala Online, Cluj-Napoca
""[...] a very young expert of classical interpretation""
(Elena Sorban)
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2014-02-18 Radio Romania Muzical, Bucharest
"''A surprisingly mature artist[...] with a warm and homogenous touch, [...] virtuosity and refinement" "
(Jeanine Costache)
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