Live Virtual Concert, COVID-19 Benefit

It is my pleasure to invite you Saturday, May 9th at 2PM EDT, to a live virtual concert organized by Parma Recordings. Follow this link to se the concert: https://www.facebook.com/events/852987858527244/

For this special concert Parma has partnered with The New Music Solidarity Fund, an initiative from the 501(c)3 non-profit music organization New Music USA providing emergency funds to musicians impacted by COVID-19.All donations collected go to The New Music Solidarity Fund, and all are fully tax deductible. More information about the Fund can be found here:  https://www.newmusicusa.org/content/solidarity-fund/

The Program:

  • L PETER DEUTSCH The Road Continues
  • BETTY R. WISHART Stress
  • NORA MORROW Daffodil Sun
  • OVIDIU MARINESCU Aloneliness
  • DAVID WILLIAMS Movements from Moments In A Life Tyomnaya Noch (Night Is Dark) II. Losing Venus
  • HILARY TANN Movements from Seven Poems of Stillness the air / a staircase for silence (Kneeling) II. the great brush has not rested (The View from the Window)
  • S. BACH Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: III. Courante Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: II. Allemande

 

I’m All Ears reviewed

Tiina Kiik, The Whole Note, March 25, 2020: Conductor/cellist/composer Ovidiu Marinescu, violinist Sylvia Ahramjian and pianist Anna Kislitsyna are outstanding gifted musicians who together create a tight, musical, technically virtuosic chamber trio sound. Cellist Marinescu’s amazing almost athletic performance of his own composition Sunt Numai Urechi (I’m All Ears) for solo cello is flawless. An exciting flamenco-guitar-inspired virtuosic work, he almost sounds like two performers as he tackles his fast, circling, chromatic melodies, lyrical sections, high pitches and changing mixed metres.

American Record Guide, April 2020: Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu is the better player and helps make the three works for solo cello more compelling. His own work “I’m All Ears” is the most memorable track, with more energy and feeling than any of the other compositions.

March is for Masterclasses

March starts with a visit to Utah Valley University for a cello class on the 6th, followed by cello and chamber music coaching at California State University – Northridge on March 10, and University of Delaware on March 18. The weekly cello studio hour continues at West Chester University in PA.

International Musicians Academy 3rd Edition

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.  

Marinescu and Trio Casals return to Carnegie Hall

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?

 

International Musicians Academy – A New Program for Soloists, Conductors and Composers

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/

Press Release: Concert Tour

Shanghai Xingrao Cultural Communication Co., Ltd and the Chinese Ministry of Culture announce the schedule for concert tour of  Ovidiu Marinescu:

Mr. Marinescu will be appearing with  pianist Mark Livshits.