Romantic SM&RT Concert | 20 May 2012

Madalina Rusu, piano

Ticket holders are entitled to a free entry for the pre-concert. They are also invited to a glass of wine with the comliments of Modo. The pre-concert talk starts at 19:00 in the Central Military Club’s Concert Hall. The wine reception starts at 19:30.


George Enescu
Pavane from Suite, op. 10

Manuel de Falla
Fantasia Baetica

Robert Schumann
Fantasiest?cke, op. 12
– Des abends
– Aufschwung
– Warum
– Grillen
– In der nacht
– Fabel
– Traumes-wirren
– Ende vom lied

Ferenz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12

Madalina Rusu, piano (biography)

Madalina Rusu has enjoyed performing from a very early age, and is quickly establishing a successful career as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed to critical acclaim in Romania, and throughout Europe. Since her arrival in London, Madalina has appeared as a soloist at Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall, LSO St Luke’s, St Martin’s in the Fields, St Margaret’s Church, Chappell’s of Bond Street, Fairfield Halls, and elsewhere throughout the UK.

Madalina Rusu is a recipient of scholarship awards by the Martin Musical Fund/Phillarmonia Orchestra (2005 – 2009), Ratiu Family Foundation (2005 – 2008), winner of the Brancusi Award given by the Prodan Romanian Cultural Centre (2008), winner of a Boise Foundation scholarship (2009),winner of the Ian Flemming MBF award (2009), and winner of the Edith Vogel Bursary (2009).

Madalina’s list of prizes include 1st prize at the International Piano Competition PRO – PIANO, Bucharest (2002), winner of the Croydon Concerto Competition (2007), and winner of all internal Piano Competitions at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London (2005, 2008). Madalina is also a major prize winner in the International Piano Competition ‘Konzerteum’ (Athens, 2000), Oxford Professional Recital Prize (2005, 2007, 2008), Tunbridge Wells International Young Artists Competition (2008), and the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (2009).

During her studies, Madalina has played in masterclasses held at Dartington Summer School and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where her talent has been recognised by distinguished musicians such as Richard Goode, Paul Lewis, John Lill, Imogen Cooper, Simon Trp?eski, Stephen Kovacevich, Pascal Rog?, Bryce Morrison, Alfredo Perl, Joanna MacGregor, Douglas Finch, Daniel Adni, and Andrew Zolinsky.

Born in 1985 in Constanta, Romania, Madalina Rusu began her musical studies at the Music High School in Constanta with professors Iuliana Carlig, Cristian Dumitrescu and Constantin Ionescu – Vovu. Since September 2004, she has been studying piano with professor Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, where she gained a First class BMus Honours degree, and has graduated the MMus course (Guildhall Artist – Performance) with distinction. Madalina has also been awarded the prestigious Guildhall Artist Fellowship.

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