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“A Ravishing New Recording of Bach’s Cello Suites by Ovidiu Marinescu. This is a warm, vibrant, expressively impassioned version of the suites and it is a true joy to hear. If you are in the market for some glorious Bach, this one comes through. Very recommended.” (review by Grego Applegate Edwards)
China, Cuba, Brazil, Romania, USA, Russia, Guatemala, are recent stops on his busy agenda. Several virtual recitals and live solo appearances with the orchestra, as well as a busy recording schedule have kept Marinescu busy during the pandemic. Ovidiu Marinescu has played at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, Merkin Hall (New York), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai, Holywell Room in Oxford, and many other prestigious places. He has appeared with the New York Chamber Symphony, the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Helena, Newark and Great Falls Symphonies, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, Limeira Symphony in Brazil, Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain, and most professional orchestras in his native Romania.
“Ovidiu Marinescu grew up in a country where individual choices were few. Today, his decision to continue as a performance artist is a choice.” (Benjamin Pomerance – Lake Champlain Weekly)
After his acclaimed first recording “Fiesta Latina,” Marinescu recorded the complete Miaskovsky cello works with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has over 15 album releases for Parma Recordings as a cellist, conductor, composer, or chamber musician, including the complete Bach Cello Suites. His recording of the Arthur Gottschalk Sonata for Cello and Piano has received the Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards for 2014. Equally outstanding as a conductor, Marinescu has conducted the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Romanian National Radio, the Bacau, Craiova, Ploiesti, Botosani, Targu-Mures, and Brasov Philharmonics in Romania, “New Russia” State Orchestra, Filarmonica de Gaia in Portugal, the Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain, and the Helena, Newark, and Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestras in the US. He works with youth orchestras and teaches masterclasses across the globe.
“A second-grader refusing to let his future walk out the door. A teenager expressing every suppressed emotion through a bow on strings. An ambitious artist performing at Carnegie Hall and wondering if he could ever do anything greater. And each day, when facing his question about whether to keep pursuing this elusive ideal, he returns to the instrument that brought him his voice and does what it taught him to do, speaking as freely as ever.” (Benjamin Pomerance)
Boundlessly creative, Marinescu is co-producing a TV documentary series entitled Resonate, with the first episode filmed in Cuba, writes poetry, is an avid composer, and is the President of International Musicians Network, which produces recordings, concert tours, and artistic events.
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