Free Lunchtime Concert: Adela Liculescu
Romanian Cultural Institute Series
Enescu – Pavane from Suite Op. 10 in D major
Liszt – Sonata in B minor, S 178
Ravel – La Valse
Adela Liculescu Piano
Adela Liculescu was born in Craiova (Romania) in August 1993 and started to play the piano at the age of four. She graduated with the highest degree from the High School of Music and Arts “Marin Sorescu” in Craiova, her hometown, where she studied piano performance under the guidance of Mrs. Mariana Ilie and Maestro Mihai Ungureanu, concert soloist of the „Oltenia” Philharmonic in Craiova. Now she studies piano performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Professor Martin Hughes and chamber music with Prof. Marialena Fernandes.
Adela is a first-prize-winner in several piano competitions: Elena Rombro-Stepanow Piano Competition Vienna (2012), Romanian Olympiad of Musical Performance (2007-2012), “Orange Prizes for Young Musicians” Bucharest (2008), Carl Filtsch Piano Competition Hermannstadt (2009, 2006, 2003) etc. She was also a prize-winner at the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna (2013), Svetislav Stancic Piano Competition Zagreb (2014), Karlovac Piano Competition (2014). Most recently, she was awarded the special prize for the best qualified Romanian pianist at the George Enescu International Competition Bucharest (2014).
Either in recitals or in concerts with orchestra, Adela performed on stages like: Berlin Philharmonic – Kammermusiksaal, Munich Philharmonic – Gasteig, Musikverein Vienna – Brahms Saal, Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest – both Great Hall and Chamber Music Hall, Palace Hall Bucharest – Auditorium, Palazzo Albrizzi Venice, etc.
She studied in courses with professors like Walter Krafft (Germany), Csíky Boldizsár (Romania), Diana Ketler (U.K.). She also received important inspiration in masterclasses with: Konstantin Lifschitz (Switzerland), Carlos Roque Alsina (France), Jacques Rouvier (France), Sylviane Deferne (Switzerland), Kemal Gekic (Croatia), Vladimir Viardo (USA), Martin Roscoe (UK).
She worked with conductors like Horia Andreescu, Raphael Haeger, Tiberiu Soare, Romeo Râmbu etc.
An active chamber musician, she took part in several chamber music projects (Sonoro in Italy, Aurora in Sweden), being given the chance to perform chamber music with artists like Diana Ketler, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Corinne Chapelle, Natalia Lomeiko, Răzvan Popovici, Erich Oskar Hütter, Julian Arp etc. After winning the First Prize at the competition „Orange Prizes for Young Musicians”, she played in the gala concert a duo with the italian violonist Domenico Nordio. She also performed piano four-hands with the pianist Mirabela Dina in the gala concert “Mirabela Dina and her guests” at the Oltenia Philharmonic.
Many of her performances were broadcasted on radio and television in Romania and abroad