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          Aurelia Vişovan is an internationally acclaimed Romanian pianist, harpsichordist and fortepianist, winner of the Musica Antiqua Competition Bruges (fortepiano).  She has performed her first concert as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of 12 and is now regularly invited to play concerts and recitals in halls such as the Großer Saal of the Berliner Philharmonie, Brucknerhaus Linz, Die Glocke Bremen, Casa da Musica Porto, Gläsener Saal of the Musikverein Vienna and the most important halls in her home country, including the Romanian Atheneum in Bucharest. She has performed as a soloist with the Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Dresden, the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Romanian Youth Orchestra, the Seto Philharmonic Orchestra, the Transylvania State Philharmonic, Das Sinfonieorchester Berlin, among others, with conductors such as Horia Andreescu, Gabriel Bebeșelea, Cristian Mandeal or Naoto Otomo. On period instruments, Vișovan has performed at the Tagliavini Collection in Bologna, at the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival, Bach Woche Festival in Vienna etc.  In 2017 Aurelia Vișovan made the World Premiere of the Piano Concerto by George Enescu in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
          Her debut CD recording came out in 2018 with KNS Classical and it includes three works performed on three different historical instruments including the Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt on the original Steingraeber & Söhne 1873 Liszt-Piano. In 2016 she recorded a chamber music CD for the Berlin Classics label, together with the clarinetist Vera Karner and the double bassist Dominik Wagner. As a sought after chamber musician, Vișovan has performed in festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, SoNoRo Bucharest or Mozart Cluj-Napoca.
          Aurelia Vişovan won over 25 competition prizes, the most recent ones being the 1st Prize in the Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition in Porto, the Special Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work in the Premio Jaén International Piano Competition, the 5th Prize in the 4th Takamatsu International Piano Competition and the 2nd prize in the Paola Bernardi International Harpsichord Competition in Bologna.
          Born in Sighetu Marmației, Romania, Aurelia Vișovan has studied with Adriana Bera, Monica Chifor and Gerda Türk in her native country and graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where she studied piano with Martin Hughes and harpsichord with Gordon Murray, while being repeatingly guided and inspired by Robert D.Levin into the field of historically informed performance practice.
          Aurelia Vişovan is currently holding a teaching position for piano and chamber music at the Nuremberg University of Music and a Teaching Assistant position at the piano department of her Alma Mater, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She is as well pursuing PhD studies in the field of historically informed performance practice at the Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca.

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Concerts

Aurelia Vișovan's upcoming concerts

Upcoming (click on a concert to see the programme)
Name Date City Location
Solo Fortepiano Recital 17.12.2019 Münster, Germany Sammlung Beetz
Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms
Violin-Fortepiano recital with Lina Tur Bonet 12.02.2020 Zaragoza, Spain Auditorio
Beethoven Sonatas for violin and fortepiano
Charity concert with Can Çakmur, piano 22.03.2020 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Music Academy
Fortepiano concert with the Pandolfis Consort 19.04.2020 Vienna, Austria Pleyel-Museum Rupprechtstal
Mozart-Lichtental
Solo Fortepiano Recital 03.05.2020 Cremona, Italy Monteverdi Festival
Fantasias
Bottesini Concerto with Dominik Wagner, doublebass 18.05.2020 Vienna, Austria Musikverein, Brahms-Saal
Bottesini
Chopin Concerto in f minor with the Satu Mare Philharmonic Orchestra 04.06.2020 Satu Mare, Romania Satu Mare Philharmonic
Chopin Piano Concerto in f minor
Fortepiano concert with Reinhoud van Mechelen and “a nocte temporis” ensemble 18.09.2020 Mons, Belgium Festival de Wallonie
Beethoven, Weber
Solo Piano Recital 15.12.2020 Vienna, Austria Musikverein, 4 Neue Säle
Fortepiano Recital Bachfest Leipzig 20.06.2021 Leipzig, Germany Bachfest
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Name Date City Location
Recital Transylvanian Piano Trio 19.11.2019 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Mozart Festival
Recital Transylvanian Piano Trio 18.11.2019 Sibiu, Romania Sibiu Philharmonic
Recital Transylvanian Piano Trio 24.10.2019 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Toamna Muzicala Clujeana
Recital Transylvanian Piano Trio 23.10.2019 Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania Centrul de Cultura Arcus
Recital Transylvanian Piano Trio 21.10.2019 Satu Mare, Romania Satu Mare Philharmonic
Trio Concert with Vera Karner and Dominik Wagner 13.10.2019 Illertissen, Germany
Solo Piano Recital 29.09.2019 Langenberg, Germany
Solo Piano Recital 27.09.2019 Krefeld, Germany Kawai Europa
Recital Transylvanian Piano Trio 19.08.2019 Sinaia, Romania
Recital Transylvanian Piano Trio 17.08.2019 Girona, Spain Festival Sant Pere de Rodes
Fortepiano-Double Bass Recital with Dominik Wagner 11.08.2019 Zutphen, The Netherlands Geelvinck Museum
Fortepiano-Double Bass Recital with Dominik Wagner 10.08.2019 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Luther Museum
Duo recital with Simos Papanas, violin 12.05.2019 Thessaloniki, Greece Thessaloniki State Philharmonic
Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Transylvanian Piano Trio 09.05.2019 Satu Mare, Romania Satu Mare Philharmonic
Solo Piano and Piano duo recital 07.03.2019 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Music Highschool
Piano Recital (Mozart Festival) 20.11.2018 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Music Academy
Piano Recital 10.11.2018 Barcelos, Portugal Fralães
Trio Concert with Vlad Raceu and Octavian Lup 16.10.2018 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Toamna Muzicala Clujeana
Trio Concert with Vlad Raceu and Octavian Lup 09.10.2018 Satu Mare, Romania Satu Mare Philharmonic Hall
Trio Concert with Vlad Raceu and Octavian Lup 08.10.2018 Baia Mare, Romania Music Highschool
Recital on an Erard piano from 1811 29.09.2018 Weimar, Germany Anna Amalia Bibliothek
Piano Recital 25.09.2018 Takamatsu, Japan
Piano Recital 24.09.2018 Takamatsu, Japan Takamatsu Terrsa
Fortepiano Recital 22.08.2018 Zutphen, Netherlands Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival
Duo Concert with Petru Iuga, double bass 04.08.2018 Lucca, Italy
Concert in Memoriam Gerda Türk 04.06.2018 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Music Academy
Solo and duo concert with Can Çakmur 04.05.2018 Bremen, Germany Die Glocke
Concert in Memoriam Monica Chifor 28.02.2018 Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania George Enescu Hall
Solo Piano Recital 21.01.2018 Salzburg, Austria Schloss Frohnburg
Concert in Memoriam Ferenc László 11.12.2017 Cluj-Napoca, Romania G.Dima Music Academy
Gassenbauer Kunsttage 09.12.2017 Koblenz, Germany
Enescu Piano Concerto - World Premiere 24.11.2017 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Auditorium Maximum
Gluckseligkeit - Fortepiano Festival 17.11.2017 Salzburg, Austria Schloss Frohnburg
Chamber Music Concert with Vera Karner and Dominik Wagner 22.07.2017 Dresden, Germany Frauenkirche
Solo and 4-hands Recital with Can Çakmur, piano 24.03.2017 Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania George Enescu Hall
Solo and 4-hands Recital with Can Çakmur, piano 21.03.2017 Bucharest, Romania Romanian Atheneum, Chamber Music Hall
Solo and 4-hands Recital with Can Çakmur, piano 18.03.2017 Istanbul, Turkey Pera Palas
Solo and 4-hands Recital with Can Çakmur, piano 15.03.2017 Ankara, Turkey Mozarthaus
Solo Piano Recital 14.02.2017 Linz, Austria Brucknerhaus
Mozart Keyboard Concerto K414 on Fortepiano 14.12.2016 Cluj Napoca, Romania Music Academy, Studio Hall
Harpsichord Concert with Karsten Henschel, Altus 11.11.2016 Vienna, Austria Haus Gnad
Harpsichord Concert with Karsten Henschel, Altus 10.11.2016 Vienna, Austria Reformierte Stadtkirche
Solo and 4 hands recital with Can Çakmur, piano 02.11.2016 Cluj Napoca, Romania Music Academy, Studio Hall
Harpsichord Recital 27.10.2016 Bologna, Italy Tagliavini Collection
Solo Piano Recital 20.09.2016 Porto, Portugal Casa da Musica
Chamber Music Concert with Vera Karner and Dominik Wagner 13.08.2016 Germany Schleswig-Holstein Festival
Chamber Music Concert with Vera Karner and Dominik Wagner 21.07.2016 Germany Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Solo Piano Recital 03.07.2016 Porto, Portugal Palacete Viscondes Balsemão
Chamber Music Concert 27.05.2016 Vienna, Austria J.Nepomuk Kapelle
Chamber Music Concert with ASAG-Quartett 17.03.2016 Vienna, Austria University for Music and Performing Arts
Solo Piano Recital 21.02.2016 Montaut de Villereal, France Mesnil St.Martin
Solo Piano Recital 18.01.2016 Cluj, Romania Music Academy
Concert with the Aron Quartett Wien 10.11.2015 Brasov, Romania Brasov Philharmonic
Concert with the Aron Quartett Wien 07.11.2015 Cluj Napoca, Romania Music Academy, Studio Hall
Skriabinfest 30.10.2015 Vienna, Austria University for Music and Performing Arts
Solo Piano Recital 12.10.2015 Vienna, Austria Ostklub/Schwarzberg
Chopin Festival 13.09.2015 Nihonmatsu, Japan -
Chopin Festival 12.09.2015 Minami Soma, Japan -
Mozart Piano Concerto K414 on Fortepiano 05.08.2015 Sighisoara, Romania Monastery Church
Chamber Music Concert with Klara Wincor, Cello 20.06.2015 Vienna, Austria Beethoven Haus Heiligenstadt
Chamber Music Concert with Tudor Andrei, violin 23.04.2015 Bruxelles, Belgium Église Saints-Jean-et Etienne aux Minimes
Solo Piano Recital for the Chopin Gesellschaft Wien 21.04.2015 Vienna, Austria University for Music und Performing Arts, Franz Liszt Saal
Solo Piano Recital 31.03.2015 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Music Academy, Studio Hall
Solo Piano Recital 24.03.2015 Bucharest, Romania Romanian Atheneum, Studio Hall

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Photo gallery and recordings

  • 2019

    Excerpt from the new CD, 'Roots'

  • 2018

    Aurelia Visovan plays Chopin Sonata op.58 on a Pleyel from 1842

  • 2017

    Aurelia Visovan plays Enescu Piano Concerto

  • 2016

    Aurelia Visovan plays Fandango by Soler

  • 2016

    Aurelia Visovan plays Debussy Etude no.5, Pour les Octaves

  • 2014

    Aurelia Visovan plays A. von Zemlinsky - Fantasien über Gedichte von R. Dehmel

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Repertoire

Aurelia Vișovan's repertoire list

Concertos

J. S. Bach
Keyboard Concerto in A major, BWV 1055
Keyboard Concerto in D major, BWV 1054
Keyboard Concerto in E major, BWV 1053

L. van Beethoven
Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, op. 15
Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

B. Britten
Piano Concerto in D major

F. Chopin
Piano Concerto no. 1 in e minor, op. 11
Piano Concerto no. 2 in f minor, op. 21

G. Enescu
Piano concerto in d minor

J. Haydn
Piano Concerto in D major, Hob. XIII: 11

F. Liszt
Piano Concerto no. 2 in A major

W. A. Mozart
Piano Concerto no.12 in A major, K.414
Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major, K. 453
Piano Concerto no. 18 in B flat major, K. 456
Piano Concerto no. 22 in E flat major, K. 482
Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K. 488
Piano Concerto no.9 in E flat major, K.271
Piano Concerto no.20 in d minor, K.466

S. Rachmaninov
Paganini-Rhapsody, op. 43

R. Schumann
Piano Concerto in a minor, op. 54
Introduction and Concert Allegro, op.134

P. I. Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto no. 2 in G major, op. 44

Chamber music

J. S. Bach
Sonata in D major, BWV 1028 for Cello/Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord/Piano
Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014 for Violin and Harpsichord/Piano

L. van Beethoven
Sonata for piano and violin no.1 in D major, op.12 no.1
Sonata for piano and violin no.3 in E flat major, op.12 no.3
Sonata for piano and violin no.4 in a minor, op.23
Sonata for piano and violin no.5 in F major, op.24
Sonata for piano and violin no.6 in A major, op.31 nr.1
Sonata for piano and violin no.7 in c minor, op.31 nr.2
Sonata for piano and violin no.9 in a minor, op.47 ”Kreutzer Sonata”
Sonata for cello and piano op.5 no. 1 in F major
Sonata for cello and piano op.5 no.2 in g minor
Sonata for cello and piano no.3 in A major, op.69
Sonata for cello and piano no.4 in C major, op.102 no.1
Variations for piano and cello (complete)
Piano Trio op.1 no.1 in E flat major
Piano Trio op.1 no.3 in c minor
Piano Trio op.11 in B flat major , ”Gassenhauer-Trio”
New composition from L. van Beethoven
Piano Trio op.97 in B flat major

F.I. Biber
Violin Sonata no.1 in D

J. Brahms
Variations on a theme by R.Schumann for piano 4 hands, op.23
Sonata for violin and piano no.1 in G major, op.78
Sonata for violin and piano no.2 in A major, op.100
Sonata for violin and piano no.3 in d minor, op.108
Piano Trio no.1 in B major, op.8
Trio for violin, horn and piano in E-flat major, op.40
Piano Quintet in f minor, op.34
Clarinet Trio in a minor, op.114

M. Bruch
Acht Stücke op.83, no.1,2

F. Chopin
Cello Sonata in g minor, op.65

A. Corelli
Violin Sonatas op.5 nos.1, 3, 12(La follia)

C. Debussy
Violin Sonata in g minor
Cello Sonata in d minor

A. Dvorak
Piano Quintet no.2 in A major, op.81
Piano Quartet nr.2 in E-flat major, op.87

G. Enescu
Trio in a minor

L. Farrenc
Piano Quintet no.1 in a minor

G. Faure
Piano Quartet op.15 in c minor

C. Franck
Piano Quintet in f minor
Violin Sonata in A major

Andrés Gaos
Sonata for violin and piano in B minor, op.37

L. Janacek
Concertino

P. Juon
Trio Miniatures

F.X. Kleinheinz
Piano Trio in E flat major

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Piano Trio no.1 in d minor, op.49
Piano Trio no.2 in c minor, op.66
Cello Sonata in D major, op.58

W. A. Mozart
Sonatas for piano and violin: K 296 in C major, K 301 in G major, K 304 in e minor, K 306 in D major, K 305 in A major, K 378 in B major, K 377 in F major, K 379 in G major, K 403 in C major
Piano Trio in E major, K 542
Piano Trio in C major, K 548
Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K 452
Sonata for Piano 4 Hands in B flat major, K 358
Sonata for Piano 4 Hands in C major, K 521
Fantasy in f minor for Piano 4 Hands, K 608

A. Pop
Țiituri 2

F. Poulenc
Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano FP.43

S. Prokofiev
Violin Sonata no.1 in f minor, op.80
Violin Sonata no.2 in D major, op.94a

Anton Rubinstein
Cello Sonata no.1, op.18 , in D major

C. Saint Saens
Sonata for oboe and piano, op.166

F. Schubert
Piano Trio no.1 in B flat major, D 898
Violin Sonata in A major, „Grand Duo”, D 574
Sonatina for violin and piano in g minor, op.137 no.3
Sonata in a minor, „Arpeggione”, D 821
Fantasie in f minor for piano 4-Hands, D940

E. Schulhoff
Flute Sonata

W. Schulze
Deux Mouvements – Piano Trio, op.5a

R. Schumann
Violin Sonata no.1 in a minor, op.105
Violin Sonata no.2 in d minor, op.121
Piano Trio no. 2 in F major, op.80
Fantasiestücke for cello and piano, op.73
Piano Quintet in E flat major, op.44
Bilder aus Osten for Piano 4 Hands, op.66

D. Shostakovich
Cello Sonata op.40

B. Smetana
Piano Trio in g minor

A. Soler
Fandango
Sonata in d minor, R25

R. Strauss
Cello Sonata in F Major, op.6

P. I. Tchaikovsky
Piano Trio in a minor, op.50

W. Wagner
Fantasiestueck for clarinet, double bass and piano

A. von Zemlinsky
Trio op.3 for Piano, Clarinet and Cello

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