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"Her personality is perfectly reflected by the music of Mozart."Theodor Parascivesco, Conservatorie National Superieure de Musique et de Danse from Paris

"The future belongs to Multidisciplinary Creations. While our culture is rapidly changing due to the development of the new technologies, the piano still plays an important role and it is a symbol of imagination, elegance, discipline and "togetherness".

Multifaceted artist born in North-Eastern Romania, Lia first met the piano at an early age thanks to her parents. Lia's talent was acknowledged when she entered the "Octav Bancila" National College of Arts from Iasi, Romania where she was enrolled due to her perfect pitch and musical intuition. She received artistical guidance from the distinguished Professors Carmen Soltuz and Mihaela Constantin and she attended Masterclasses with the illustrious Professors Andreas Henkel (Dresden), Silke-Thora Matthies (Switzerland), Walter Kraft (Munchen) and Theodore Paraschivesco (Paris).

At age 8 she won the Second Prize in the National J.S Bach Piano Competition held in Klausenburg, Romania and since then she participated in piano competitions around the country. She won numerous awards, such as Fourth Prize at Golden Lira International Piano Competition, first Prize in the Carl Czerny National Competition, Second Prize in the George Georgescu National Competition or First Prizes in the National Olympics. These Prizes lead to the awarding of an Excellence Diploma, a Certificate of Merit and a Festartelis Certificate conferred by the Iasi City Hall, Romania.

Since 2005 she was invited to perform abroad during the "Spring Festival" at San Pierre in France and "Socrates Comenius Introspection" Intercultural Project at Santiago de Compostella – Noia, Spain, where she proudly represented the National College of Arts from Iasi. In 2006, at age 16, she gave her first solo recital at the Romanian Cultural Institute "Titu Maiorescu" from Berlin, Germany where she happily performed chamber music as well as four-handed piano music.

In 2008, after passing a competitive exam, she was admitted to the Musik und Kunst Privatunversitat der Stadt Wien among the first candidates from all over the world. She was privileged to study with the distinguished Professors Otto Probst, Mihaela Ursuleasa, and Klaus Sticken, for whose guidance is deeply and eternally grateful. She collaborated with singers from the Vienna State Opera and she presented contemporary music in first world audition at the Bezirksmuseum Josefstadt and at the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musik in Vienna together with Maddalena del Gobbo.

Later on, she had her debut at the prestigious Ateneo Veneto in Venice, Italy, where she was chosen to celebrate the genius of the Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu by launching in first world audition the piano composition "Reading Eve on the Hill". In 2010 she was named Artist in Residence by the Cultural Institute of Romania in Paris, where she concluded a research on the Romanian composer George Enescu. In 2015 she had her debut on the London stage, at the invitation of the Romanian Culture Institut, at The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields.

In August 2017 she was invited by RKI Wien and Technische Universitat Wien to give a solo concert in Vienna that marked the opening of the International Summer School of the University of Technology and COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). At the Summer school attended Austrian and International researchers, and the concert was part of the series of events dedicated to the 100th birthday of the pianist and composer Dinu Lipatti (March 19, 1917 - December 2, 1950). Also on January 15, she was the protagonist of the musical moment at the Wiener Theater Museum during the Romanian Culture Days in Vienna.

As a composer, she was privileged to participate with Movie Soundtracks and compositions for piano and other instruments in the Hans Zimmer International Mixing Contest, Take Festival and Aufwind Festival in 2017 in Vienna.

Since April 2017 she teaches piano at Wiener SangerKnaben in Austria and she believes that art makes people happier and the world a better place.

"Introspection, historical and cultural framework of the musical compositions are essential for achieving authenticity. With every challenge comes an opportunity. I encourage the dialogue between Science and The Arts."

She speaks German, English, French, and Italian fluently.

“Die Zukunft gehört den multidisziplinären Werken.Während sich unsere Kultur rasch ändert infolge der Entwicklung neuer Technologien, kommt dem Klavier weiterhin eine besondere Rolle und bleibt ein Symbol der Einbildung, Eleganz, Disziplin und „Gemeinschaft“”.

Geboren am 5. März 1988 in Rumänien hat Lia das Klavier in den ersten Lebensjahren mit Unterstützung ihrer Eltern entdeckt. Das musikalische Gespür und das ausgezeichnete Hörvermögen wurden in Zusammenhang mit dem Beginn des Unterrichts am Nationalen Kunstkolleg „Octav Bancila“ in Iași bestätigt. Zu ihren ausgezeichneten Lehrern zählten Carmen Soltuz, Mihaela Constantin, Andreas Henkel, Walter Kraft und Silke-Thora Matthies.

Seit 2005 wurde sie im Ausland eingeladen, in Verbindung mit dem „Frühjahrfest“ in San Pierre in Frankreich und „Socrates Comenius Introspektion“ interkulturelles Projekt in Santiago de Compostela - Noia, Spanien, wo sie stolz das Nationale Kunstkolleg vertreten hat. Im 2006 hatte sie die erste Soloaufführung beim Rumänischen Kulturinstitut „Titu Maiorescu“ in Berlin, Deutschland. Nachdem sie mehrere Preise in ihrem Herkunftsland gewonnen hat, wie zum Beispiel 4ten Preis beim Golden Lira International Wetttbewerb, 2ten Preis beim J.S.Bach National Wettbewerb oder 1ten Preis beim Carl Czerny National Wettbewerb, ist Lia nach Wien, wo sie die Studien an der Musik und Kunst der Stadt Wien Privatuniversität mit den berühmten Professoren Otto Probst und Klaus Sticken angefangen hat, umgezogen. Später hatte sie ihr Debüt in Ateneo Veneto in Venedig, Italien, wo sie in Zusammenhang mit den Feiern für das Genie des rumänischen Dichters Mihai Eminescu gewählt wurde, wobei sie bei diesem Anlass die erste Aufführung des Werkes „Eve on the hill“ weltweit, komponiert von Dana Cristina Probst, vorgetragen hat. Im 2010 wurde sie als Künstlerin im Residence des Kulturinstituts Rumäniens in Paris aufgenommen, wobei sie hier die Forschungen in Zusammenhang mit George Enescu abgeschlossen hat und im 2015 fand ihr Debüt in London, an der Akademie St. Martin in the Fields, statt.

Seit April 2017 unterrichtet Sie das Facher Klavier an der Wiener Sängerknaben in Wien.

Im August 2017 wurde sie von RKI Wien und Technische Universitat Wien eingeladen um einen Soloaufführung in Wien zu geben. Das Konzert war Teil der Veranstaltungsreihe, die im Jahr 2017 dem 100. Geburtstag des Pianisten und Komponisten Dinu Lipatti gewidmet ist (19. März 1917 – 2. Dezember 1950). Das Konzert markierte die Eröffnung einer internationale Sommerschule die im Zeitraum 21.- 25. August von der Technischen Universität Wien und COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). An der Sommerschule wurden über vierzig österreichische und internationale StudentInnen teilgenommen.

Als Komponistin hat sie die Ehre, am Internationalen Hans Zimmer Mixing Wettbewerb, am Aufwind Festival und am Take Festival in Wien im 2017 teilzunehmen.

Sie spricht flüssig Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch und Italienisch.

Lia's repertoire includes works for solo piano by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johannes Brahms, George Enescu, Claude Debussy and Gabriel Fauré, as well as chamber music from classical to contemporary.

Toccata de la Suite op. 10 by George Enescu
Sarabande de la Suite op. 10 by George Enescu
Excerpts from Sonatine by Maurice Ravel
Guitar & Piano Fantasy - part one by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco
Guitar & Piano Fantasy - part two by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco
Reading Eve on the Hill by Dana Probst
Ebben! Ne andrò lontana - La Wally by Alfredo Catalani
Soprano - Oana Guguian
Iulia Popa – Pe urmele lui George Enescu, de la Viena la Paris
Luni, 16 august 2010 Interviu realizat de Daniel TINCU
Source: institutroumain.wordpress.com


Eminescu aniversat la Venetia
Miercuri, 13 ianuarie 2010
Source: www.hotnews.ro


Ö.G. für Musik
Rüdenauer Sat, 28 Mar 2009 06:11:29 -0700
Source: www.mail-archive.com


Eminescu “Europeo”, l’anniversario del sommo poeta romeno all’Ateneo Veneto
23 ian 2014
Source:www.connessomagazine.it


Klaviersuite "Herztöne" und das Klavier-Cello-Duo "Cellocielo" in Wien
2 feb 2014


Reading “Eve on the hill“ for the Serata di poesia e musica EMINESCU EUROPEO – Ateneo veneto
Venice, January 15th 2010
Reference: Rotaru, Diana (ed.). 2004. Eminescu, Poezii – Poems. (2nd edition). Bucuresti, Romania Teora, p. 363


SPRE NOI ÎNȘINE, PRIN MUZICĂ. EXPERIENȚA VIENEZĂ
January 11th 2015
Source: www.alecart.ro


Top Three: August highlights
27 August 2015
Source:www.classical-music.com


Trafalgar Square, in Fortissimo
01/09/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Source:www.icr-london.co.uk


Pianista ieşeancă Lia Popa ovaţionată în centrul Londrei, la St Martin-in-the-Fields
2 Septembrie 2015
Source:www.icr-london.co.uk


Pianista ieşeancă Lia Popa, ovaţionată în centrul Londrei, la St Martin-in-the-Fields
2 septembrie 2015
Source:www.cotidianul.ro


Oscar 2016: 14 pelicule concurează pentru propunerea României
la categoria "cel mai bun film străin"
28 iul 2015
Source:www.mediafax.ro


Audio guide - Artist - Lia Stephanie Popa
21 aug 2017
Source:www.tddt.info


Concert de pian Lia Popa, la Viena
17 aug 2017
Source:www.agentiadecarte.ro


Klavierkonzert mit Lia Popa @RKI Wien
21 aug 2017
Source:www.wherevent.com


Concert de pian Lia Popa la Viena
21 aug 2017
Source:www.observatorcultural.ro


FREE Lunchtime Concert: Lia Popa
1 sept 2017
Source:www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org


ICR Viena - recital de pian susţinut de Lia Popa
21 aug 2017
Source:www.romania-muzical.ro


Klavierkonzert mit Lia Popa @RKI Wien
21 aug 2017
Source:www.evensi.com


Concert de pian Lia Popa @ICR Viena
21 aug 2017
Source:icr.ro


Klavierabend mit Lia Popa
23 aug 2017
Source:www.radiodauerwelle.at


2018

September 28 Solo recital in Vilnius, Lituania
January 15 Tag der Rumänischen Kultur

2017

August 21 Solo Recital in Vienna
June 22 - July 2 Aufwind Festival
Personal compositions broadcasted during the Aufwind Festival
April 25th Take Festival
Personal Piece broadcasted during Take Festival

2016

September 1st Recital in London, Great Britain
Schumann, Brahms, Enescu, Ravel

2014

January 25th - 27th Movie Soundtracks in Iasi
Chopin, Grieg, Beethoven
February 15th Hans Zimmer Movie Soundtrack Competition
April 12th - 15th Recordings of Recitative & Aria with soprano Oana Guguian, Marseille
Mozart, Puccini, Verdi

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