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Ioana Maria Lupascu

Ioana Maria Lupascu

Mentoring in piano study

She graduated from the Conservatory “Porumbescu” in Bucharest, getting the maximum grade at the bachelor`s degree presentation (Conservatory “George Ionescu” Iasi).
In 2000, she is accepted at the “Virtuosity Level” Master program at Conservatoire du Lausanne, in Switzerland, but after a few months she moves to Italy where she becomes student of the great pianist Lazar Berman at the Accademia Europea di Musica.
She is a concert pianist – winner, finalist or laureate of numerous national and international competitions. Since 2007, she has been soloist at “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic from Ploiesti.
In December 2012, she is invited to perform e recital at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva for the International Day of Human Rights, followed the next day by a new performance in Paris.

“Ioana Maria Lupascu is a singer with great strength and fine technique, but, at the same time, with a profound interpretive sensitivity.” (Ilarion Ionescu – Galati – conductor)



“…the young pianist is a charming figure. She emanates warmth, femininity. You feel good around her! You let yourself charmed by the graceful hands. She practices a musical dramaturgy demarche: she has a loading expanding energy, passion, warm sounding and undeniable virtuosity.” (Daniela Caraman-Fotea – musicologist)