Aurelia Visovan



Aurelia Vișovan's biography

          The Romanian pianist, harpsichordist and fortepianist Aurelia Vişovan was born in 1990 in Sighetu Marmaţiei. She started to study piano at the age of 5, in her birth town, under the guidance of Monica Chifor and continued her music studies in Cluj-Napoca with Gerda Türk and Adriana Bera. In June 2011 she was accepted at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, in the piano performance class of Martin Hughes, which she graduated with highest marks in 2017. A very important role in her development as a musician played her encounter with the pianist and musicologist Robert D.Levin, who inspired her to look into the historically informed performance practice and the historical keyboard instruments. Therefore, between 2013 and 2017 Vișovan was also a student in the solo harpsichord class of Gordon Murray at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and started learning about, and performing on all types of different stringed keyboard instruments.
          Aurelia Vişovan already 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 important venues of Romania, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Japan, in halls such as the Brucknerhaus Linz, Die Glocke Bremen, Romanian Atheneum Bucharest, Casa da Musica Porto, Musikverein - Gläsener Saal and Bösendorfer Saal Vienna, among others. In May 2012 Aurelia Vișovan performed the Opening Concert of the Sächsisches Mozartfest in Chemnitz, Germany, together with the Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Dresden, conducted by Wolfgang Hentrich. In January 2013, Vișovan made her debut in the Grand Hall of the Philharmonie in Berlin, playing Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto, together with Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin conducted by Stanley Dodds. 
          She has also collaborated as a soloist with many Romanian orchestras, such as the Chamber Radio Orchestra in Bucharest, the Romanian Youth Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Cluj-Napoca, Satu-Mare, Arad and Sibiu, conducted by Mihail Agafița, Horia Andreescu, Cristian Brâncuși, Gheorghe Victor Dumănescu, Cristian Mandeal or Petre Sbârcea. In 2015, Miss Vișovan performed W.A.Mozart’s Concerto in A major, K.414, on an original fortepiano, together with the Diletto Musicale Chamber Orchestra, within the Sighișoara Music Academy and Festival. In 2017, the pianist has performed the world premiere of the Piano Concerto by George Enescu, together with the Antonin Ciolan Orchestra and the conductor Gabriel Bebeșelea.
          On period instruments, Vișovan has performed in the Tagliavini Collection in Bologna, in the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival in the Netherlands, in the Bach Woche Festival in Vienna and in 2015 she has won the 2nd prize in the Paola Bernardi International Harpsichord Competition in Bologna. As a continuo player, she is regularly collaborating with the Orchestra 1756 baroque ensemble.
          Aurelia Vişovan won over 25 competition prizes, the most recent including, in 2015,  the 1st Prize in the Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition in Porto, in 2017, the Special Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work in the Premio Jaén International Piano Competition and in 2018, the 5th Prize in the 4th Takamatsu International Piano Competition.
          As a passionate chamber musician, Vișovan has performed in important festivals, such as the Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, SoNoRo Bucharest or Mozart Cluj-Napoca festivals, and has recorded in 2016 a CD for the Berlin Classics label, together with the clarinetist Vera Karner and the double bassist Dominik Wagner. Her most exciting upcoming project is a CD recording for KNS Classical, which includes three works performed on three different historical keyboard instruments, due to be published in 2018.
          Aurelia Vişovan is currently teaching piano and chamber music at the Nuremberg University of Music, holding a Teaching Assistant position in the piano department of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and pursuing PhD studies in the Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca.

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Aurelia Vișovan's upcoming concerts

Upcoming (click on a concert to see the programme)
Name Date City Location
Piano Recital (Mozart Festival) 20.11.2018 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Music Academy
Mozart, Debussy, Chopin
Trio Concert with Vera Karner and Dominik Wagner 13.10.2019 Ilertissen, Germany
To be announced
Name Date City Location
Solo Piano Recital 24.03.2015 Bucharest, Romania Romanian Atheneum, Studio Hall
Solo Piano Recital 31.03.2015 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Music Academy, Studio Hall
Solo Piano Recital for the Chopin Gesellschaft Wien 21.04.2015 Vienna, Austria University for Music und Performing Arts, Franz Liszt Saal
Chamber Music Concert with Tudor Andrei, violin 23.04.2015 Bruxelles, Belgium Église Saints-Jean-et Etienne aux Minimes
Chamber Music Concert with Klara Wincor, Cello 20.06.2015 Vienna, Austria Beethoven Haus Heiligenstadt
Mozart Piano Concerto K414 on Fortepiano 05.08.2015 Sighisoara, Romania Monastery Church
Chopin Festival 12.09.2015 Minami Soma, Japan -
Chopin Festival 13.09.2015 Nihonmatsu, Japan -
Solo Piano Recital 12.10.2015 Vienna, Austria Ostklub/Schwarzberg
Skriabinfest 30.10.2015 Vienna, Austria University for Music and Performing Arts
Concert with the Aron Quartett Wien 07.11.2015 Cluj Napoca, Romania Music Academy, Studio Hall
Concert with the Aron Quartett Wien 10.11.2015 Brasov, Romania Brasov Philharmonic
Solo Piano Recital 18.01.2016 Cluj, Romania Music Academy
Solo Piano Recital 21.02.2016 Montaut de Villereal, France Mesnil St.Martin
Chamber Music Concert with ASAG-Quartett 17.03.2016 Vienna, Austria University for Music and Performing Arts
Chamber Music Concert 27.05.2016 Vienna, Austria J.Nepomuk Kapelle
Solo Piano Recital 03.07.2016 Porto, Portugal Palacete Viscondes Balsemão
Chamber Music Concert with Vera Karner and Dominik Wagner 21.07.2016 Germany Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Chamber Music Concert with Vera Karner and Dominik Wagner 13.08.2016 Germany Schleswig-Holstein Festival
Solo Piano Recital 20.09.2016 Porto, Portugal Casa da Musica
Harpsichord Recital 27.10.2016 Bologna, Italy Tagliavini Collection
Solo and 4 hands recital with Can Çakmur, piano 02.11.2016 Cluj Napoca, Romania Music Academy, Studio Hall
Harpsichord Concert with Karsten Henschel, Altus 10.11.2016 Vienna, Austria Reformierte Stadtkirche
Harpsichord Concert with Karsten Henschel, Altus 11.11.2016 Vienna, Austria Haus Gnad
Mozart Keyboard Concerto K414 on Fortepiano 14.12.2016 Cluj Napoca, Romania Music Academy, Studio Hall
Solo Piano Recital 14.02.2017 Linz, Austria Brucknerhaus
Solo and 4-hands Recital with Can Çakmur, piano 15.03.2017 Ankara, Turkey Mozarthaus
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 21.03.2017 Bucharest, Romania Romanian Atheneum, Chamber Music Hall
Solo and 4-hands Recital with Can Çakmur, piano 24.03.2017 Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania George Enescu Hall
Chamber Music Concert with Vera Karner and Dominik Wagner 22.07.2017 Dresden, Germany Frauenkirche
Gluckseligkeit - Fortepiano Festival 17.11.2017 Salzburg, Austria Schloss Frohnburg
Enescu Piano Concerto - World Premiere 24.11.2017 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Auditorium Maximum
Gassenbauer Kunsttage 09.12.2017 Koblenz, Germany
Concert in Memoriam Ferenc László 11.12.2017 Cluj-Napoca, Romania G.Dima Music Academy
Solo Piano Recital 21.01.2018 Salzburg, Austria Schloss Frohnburg
Concert in Memoriam Monica Chifor 28.02.2018 Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania George Enescu Hall
Solo and duo concert with Can Çakmur 04.05.2018 Bremen, Germany Die Glocke
Concert in Memoriam Gerda Türk 04.06.2018 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Music Academy
Duo Concert with Petru Iuga, double bass 04.08.2018 Lucca, Italy
Fortepiano Recital 22.08.2018 Zutphen, Netherlands Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival
Piano Recital 24.09.2018 Takamatsu, Japan Takamatsu Terrsa
Piano Recital 25.09.2018 Takamatsu, Japan
Recital on an Erard piano from 1811 29.09.2018 Weimar, Germany Anna Amalia Bibliothek
Trio Concert with Vlad Raceu and Octavian Lup 08.10.2018 Baia Mare, Romania Music Highschool
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 16.10.2018 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Toamna Muzicala Clujeana
Piano Recital 10.11.2018 Barcelos, Portugal Fralães


Photo gallery and recordings

  • 2011

    Aurelia Visovan plays Enescu - Bourree from Suite op.10

  • 2014

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

  • 2016

    Aurelia Visovan plays Mozart Sonata KV 280 in F major

  • 2016

    Aurelia Visovan plays Fandango by Soler

  • 2016

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

  • 2016

    Aurelia Visovan plays Chopin Tarantella at age 9

  • 2017

    Aurelia Visovan plays Brahms Fantasias op.116

  • 2017

    Aurelia Visovan plays Enescu Piano Concerto

  • 2018

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

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Aurelia Vișovan's repertoire list


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

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 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
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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