Aurelia Visovan · About

Aurelia Visovan

Aurelia Visovan

PianistVienna, Austria
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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, enjoying very much to perform in front of a public; therefore, at the age of 6 she began to take part in national and international competitions and won more than 20 1st prizes.
At the age of 12 she moved to Cluj-Napoca, a cultural center of Romania, where she continued her piano studies at the “S.Toduţă” Music Highschool, with Prof. Gerda Türk. In the same year she performed for the first time as a soloist with an orchestra, performing the D major Piano Concerto by J.Haydn. 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. In 2007, after winning the 1st Prize and the Grand Prize in the “Sofia Cosma” International Piano Competition in Arad, Romania, she was invited to give a recital in “Die Glocke” concert hall in Bremen, Germany. 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. Already a few months after her study began, she started to play in different concert halls in Vienna, amongst them, in the Gläsener Saal in the Musikverein and in the Gesellschaft für Musiktheater.
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, having performed in the Tagliavini Collection in Bologna and in the Bach Woche Festival in Vienna.
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 also in Vienna, 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, Dang Thai Son, Stephen Hough, Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch, Andrzej Jaśinski, Diana Ketler, György Kurtág, Robert Levin, Sontraud Speidel or Mihaela Ursuleasa.
Aurelia Vişovan is regularly invited to play concerts and recitals in different cities in Romania, and as a member of the “Remember Enescu” Foundation, she was invited to play in the series of “Concerts in the Enescu Festival's Square” , event which was broadcasted live on the Romanian Cultural TV Channel.
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, Wolfgang Hentrich, Cristian Mandeal and Petre Sbârcea.
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.
Regarding her most recent prizes, in 2014 Miss Vișovan was awarded the first prize in the „Hildegard Maschmann Piano Competition” in Graz, Austria and in 2015 she won 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 and the 3rd Prize and Special Prize for Contemporary Music in the „Jean Francaix” Competition in Paris, France.

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