Adrian Pinzaru

Adrian Pinzaru

Violin

Biography

Born in 1974 in Romania, Adrian Pinzaru started studying violin in Iaşi at the Music School “O. Băncila “with Calistrat Catargiu and Natalia Epure continuing his studies in Bucharest at the” G. Enescu ” Music High School. In 1993, thanks to a scholarship, he moved to Italy where, after studying at the Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale in Saluzzo, he obtained a diploma in violin and viola at the “G. Verdi “in Turin under the guidance of M. Christine Anderson and M. Davide Zaltron. Over the years he studied with Stefan Gheoghiu, Mariana Sirbu, Dora Schwarzberg, Sadao Harada (Tokyo String Quartet), Franco Rossi (The Italian Quartet), Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin Quartet) and Milan Skampa (Quartetto Smetana). From 1997 to 2006 he has been the first violin of the Quartetto Casorati. Since 2006 he is the first violin of the Xenia Ensemble, a group dedicated to the performance of contemporary music.
Since 2007 he is the first violin of the Delian Quartett with which he has an intense international concert activity.

He is regularly invited as a soloist or chamber musician by major concert societies such as:
Musikverein Wienn, Konzerthaus Wienn, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Unione Musicale di Torino, Festival MiTo Settembre Musica, Ludwigsburger Schloßfestspiele, Schlezwig-Holstein Musik Festival, Musikfest Bremen, Festival Internacional de Musica de Espinho, Essen Philarmonie, etc. collaborating, in the chamber repertoire, with artists such as Gilles Apap, Measha Brueggergosman, Mario Brunello, Gérard Caussé, José Luis Estellés, Pavel Gililov, Igor Kamenz, Alfredo Perl, Menahem Pressler, Danilo Rossi, Dora Schwarzberg, Giovanni Sollima, Anatol Ugorski and actor Bruno Ganz.
He performed for various television and radio broadcasts such as Rai, Radio France, Österreichische Rundfunk (ORF), DR (Danish Radio), Deutschland Funk, HR, SWR, WDR, BR. He recorded regularly for the record company Oehms Classics, with which he published, in 2008, a CD entirely dedicated to Robert Schumann – named “Recommended CD of the month” by Bayerische Rundfunk – and one dedicated to Haydn – who received the nomination for Echo Prize 2010. In 2013 a CD dedicated to Beethoven was published. In 2016, a CD dedicated to Schostakovich was released in co-production with Deutschland Funk and in 2018, again in co-production with Deutschland Funk, the integral of the Arte della Fuga by J. S. Bach.
He is often invited as  first violin and first viola by musical institutions such as:
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Neuss, Gran Teatre de Liceu Barcelona, ​​Stadt Kammerorchester Arpeggione, Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Symphony Orchestra of Murcia, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, I Musici Estensi.
Beside the concert commitment, Adrian Pinzaru also carries out an intense didactic activity. He is indeed a professor at the Pinerolo Music Academy.
Since 2017 he is the testimonial of the German company, world leader in the manufacture of strings for string instruments, Pirastro.
He plays a violin Giovanni Battista Rogeri 1699.

 

 

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