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Silvan Negrutiu



Biography

Romanian pianist Silvan Negru?iu has given solo and chamber music performances across Europe, in the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan, and has given concerto performances with orchestras in Romania, Ireland, Spain, and the U.S. He is a laureate of numerous international competitions, including the "Roma 2000" and Salerno "Beethoven e i classici" in Italy; the "Seiler" in Sofia, Bulgaria; the “Feis Ceoil” in Dublin, Ireland; and the "Konzerteum" in Pireas, Greece. He performed as soloist with prestigious orchestras such as Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Alicante Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian National George Enescu Philharmonic, and Dublin Symphony Orchestra. Some of his concerts have included live television and radio broadcasts. Mr. Negru?iu obtained his Master Degree Diploma in 2009 with First Class Honours at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Dublin City University in Ireland and the graduate diploma in 2007 at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania. In Dublin he studied with pianists John O’Conor and Reamonn Keary, and held the position of piano instructor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music for three years. His principal teachers in Romania were Prof. Magda St?nescu and Viniciu Moroianu; he has also advanced his studies with Lory Wallfisch, Fabio Bidini, Irina Morozova, Richard Goode, Klaus Hellwig, and Peter Frankl. Silvan Negru?iu has been a frequent attendee and performer at international music festivals such as the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Mannes College of Music in New York, the “George Enescu” Music Festival in Bucharest, Romania, the International Holland Music Sessions in Bergen NH, Holland, and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. In September 2008, Silvan was one of the seven international pianists accepted for the prestigious Beethoven Course in Positano, Italy, organised by the “Wilhelm Kempff” Cultural Foundation. He is the recipient of the 2009 Gaiety Bursary in Dublin, the Romanian Government Bursary for Advanced Studies Abroad in 2007, the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research Award of Excellence in 2002, and the 2001 Eugen Barbu Award for excellence in performing activity. He is also a member of the Performing Creation Union of the Romanian Musicians. In 2013, Silvan was honored with the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges distinction. Mr. Negru?iu has just completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, under the guidance of internationally acclaimed pianist and pedagogue John O'Conor. At Shenandoah he was a Piano Teaching Assistant since 2010. This summer, Silvan Negru?iu will move to Decatur, Illinois, where he will start his new position as Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Millikin University. Recently, Silvan performed recitals at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts; Katzin Concert Hall–Arizona State University (Phoenix, Arizona); Concert Hall–University of Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia); George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia); Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall (Aspen, Colorado); the Anderson House in Washington, D.C.; the T?rgu-Mure? Philharmonic (Romania), as part of The Musical Days Festival; had his solo debut with Dublin Symphony Orchestra in Ireland, performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto; and performed the world première of American composer Zack Stanton’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble, with the Shenandoah Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Mr. Negru?iu is presented as part of the European Month of Culture.
Silvan Negrutiu