Artistic Director Ovidiu Marinescu announces the 3rd edition of the International Musicians Academy – A Program for Soloists, Conductors and Composers. Taking place in Vidin, Bulgaria between July 27 – August 7, 2020, the academy is designed to provide an ideal learning environment for aspiring soloists, professional orchestral conductors, composers, as well as aspiring orchestra musicians. Cheung Chau, Blanka Bednarz and of course Artistic Director Ovidiu Marinescu will return.
After a July 20, 2019 performance in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in partnership with Parma Recordings, Marinescu and Trio Casals return on February 5, 2020 for the 5th concert in the Moto Series. The concert will mark the Moto Celeste album release with works by Diane Jones, Edna Alejandra Longoria, Ovidiu Marinescu, Christina Rusnak, Chad Robinson, Clive Muncaster, Joanna Estelle, Eliane Aberdam plus Beethoven’s Trio op 11.
The new works in the program bring a different sense of freshness. Each of the three solo cello pieces have a different approach to connecting with the audience. Sonic Imagination for Chad Robinson, descriptive sounds in Christina Rusnak’s Glacier Blue, or engaging rhythms by Marinescu compete for the listeners attention.
Three of us are equally engaging. Diane Jones weaves textures that are quasi hypnotic while Muncaster and Aberdam paint unique landscapes of wonderful tone colors.
Joanna Estelle doesn’t shy away from beauty and Longoria’ s trio bursts with rhythmic energy. All these compositions I feel are connected by a certain contemplative or soul bearing element. What do you think?
Motivated by limited opportunities for young artists to work with a professional orchestra, Ovidiu Marinescu founded in early 2018 the International Musicians Academy. The first edition will take place in August 2018 in Bulgaria, in partnership with Vidin Sinfonietta.
The competitive program (open to only 4 players each for violin, cello, piano) provides daily rehearsals and two concerts during the 2-week program. Up to 4 Apprentice conductors will work with the Vidin Sinfonietta daily. Each week the festival will select a Resident Apprentice Composer in the orchestral category, and one in the chamber music category.
For more info please visit: internationalmusiciansacademy.com/
Michael Kurek’s The Sea Knows, featuring Ovidiu Marinescu, harpists Sole Yaya and Rita Costanzi, and Vanderbilt Orchestra, among others, made its debut at #1 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Album chart for 3 weeks. Parma Recordings. https://www.facebook.com/TheSeaKnows/
International Musicians Network releases new recording with Ovidiu Marinescu conducting “New Russia” State Orchestra and trombone soloist Haim Avitsur
Entitled Neue Kraft Fuhlend/With Renewed Strength, the double CD with Haim Avitsur as soloist, features contemporary works by Maurice Wright, Diane Jones, David Brown, David Loeb, Carson Cooman, Robert Cuckson, and Eitan Avitsur. More details at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/ovidiumarinescuhaimavits
Shanghai Xingrao Cultural Communication Co., Ltd and the Chinese Ministry of Culture announce the schedule for concert tour of Ovidiu Marinescu:
- 4/20 – Changzhou (Duo Performance)
- 4/21 – Taicang (Duo Performance)
- 4/22 – Solo Cello Recital in Shanghai Oriental Art Center https://en.damai.cn/event/tickets_112830/
- 4/25 – Solo Cello Recital in Shanghai Huangpu Theater
- 4/26 – Jingjiang (Duo Performance)
- 4/28 – Tianjin (Duo Performance)
Mr. Marinescu will be appearing with pianist Mark Livshits.
PARMA is excited to announce the third installment in the MOTO recording and performance series! This new album will again feature PARMA lead cellist Ovidiu Marinescu and his group, Trio Casals.
Trio Casals (L-R): Sylvia Ahramjian (violin), Ovidiu Marinescu (cello), Anna Kislitsyna (piano)