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Angela Draghicescu

PIANO

Praised by the New York Times as “elegant and spectacular ” pianist Angela Drăghicescu has established an international reputation as a much sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. Recent engagements have included performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall,Rudolfinium in Prague, George Enescu Philharmonic, and Harpa-Reykjavik. Shehas performed and collaborated with many of today’s leading artists including Maxim Vengerov, James Ehnes, Frank Huang, Liviu Prunaru of the Concertgebouw, Doc Severinsen, Peter Bond of the Metropolitan Orchestra, Achilles Liarmakopoulos of the Canadian Brass, David Requiro, and Josephine Knight. Her festival appearances include Aspen,Verbiers, Interlochen Arts Academy; Si Piano (Switzerland) and Round Top Music Festival; and live on Classical King FM Seattle, WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, Romanian National Radio, and Ruv Ras 1 Iceland.

An active chamber music coach, she serves on the faculties of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the University of Puget Sound. In 2017 she performed the US premiere of legendary pianist Dinu Lipatti’s sonatine for violin and piano at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, celebrating the pianist’s centenary. She later recorded the sonatine with Alexandru Tomescu and Grammy award-winning producer Jakob Handel for the Enescu Stradivarius Tour 2018, which they took on tour in twenty-six European locations. Angela Drăghicescu gave the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize awarded composer William Bolcom’s first viola and piano duo at Merkin Hall in the spring of 2018, a work written for her. She is one of the official pianists of the George Enescu International Competition and Festival having been selected under the artistic direction of Zubin Mehta and Vladimir Jurowski. Angela currently resides in Seattle where she is the Artistic Director of the concert series Women Who Score in collaboration with Olympic Gymnast Nadia Comaneci.