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The Enescu Soirees Online Resume with Exceptional Adela Liculescu
Photo by Nancy Horowitz
Our weekly musical soirees return with an impetuous recital by one of the leading pianists of Romania's young generation, Adela Liculescu. Tune in for an unmissable program honoring three titans of classical music: Beethoven, at 250 years since his birth, Ravel, the mesmerizing modern innovator, and Enescu, the totemic figure of Romanian music.
Beethoven: Rondo op. 129,"Rage over a Lost Penny"
Enescu: "Pavane" from the Suite op. 10
Ravel: "La Valse"
Vienna-based Romanian pianist Adela Liculescu, an Official Bösendorfer Artist, graduated with distinction from the piano class of Professor Martin Hughes at the University of Music and Performing Arts in the Austrian capital in 2019 and completed postgraduate studies of piano with distinction in Vienna (with Professor Martin Hughes) and Graz (with Professor Milana Chernyavska) in 2020. She crowned her studies with a Masters in Chamber Music with Professor Avedis Kouyoumdjian in Vienna and a doctorate with Professors Milana Chernyavska and Deniz Peters in Graz. Adela Liculescu won both the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, in September 2017. In the same year, at the Brahms International Competition in Detmold (Germany), she was awarded the First Prize and several special prizes including a professional CD recording. Also in 2017, she won the Yamaha Music Prize in Austria. In February 2018, she was awarded the Prix du Piano Bern, Switzerland. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Beethoven Prize offered by Radio Romania Cultural in celebration of the great German composer’s 250th anniversary. Previous accolades include the First Prize at the Bösendorfer Piano Competition (Vienna) in 2015, where she performed together with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in the concert theater of the Schönbrunn Palace. In 2016, she was named “Romanian Student of the Year Abroad in the Arts Category” during a ceremony at the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest. Adela Liculescu performed along with The Berlin Philharmonic, The Munich Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, St. Martin-in the Fields London, and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, among others. She is also an active chamber musician and an alumnus of the Music Academy in Liechtenstein, the Tokyo Foundation and the Thyll-Durr Foundation of Switzerland.