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Name: Ovidiu Marinescu
Skills: Conductor, Soloist
Phone: +1 302 762 0515
Fax: +1 302 762 0515
Address: 1452 River Rd., Wilmington 19809, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Romanian cellist Ovidiu Marinescu, one of the outstanding musicians of his country, was chosen to play at Carnegie Hall for Romanian President Constantinescu on a recent visit to the United States. Soon after, he made his debut with the New York Chamber Symphony in Beethoven's Triple Concerto. With recent performances in Merkin Hall (New York), Moscow Conservatory and The Ethical Society in Philadelphia, as well as a residency at the Orange County Performing Arts Center (CA), Marinescu is very active as a performer. To his critically acclaimed first recording "Fiesta Latina", this year he will add a recording of the complete Miaskovsky cello works with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Kenneth Boulton.

Marinescu has performed at festivals in Luzerne, Bayreuth, Chautauqua, Orlando and Brasov, as well as at the New Hampshire Music Festival. Active as a chamber musician, he has performed over 150 concerts with Adirondack Ensemble, with which he also shared a Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Grant awarded by Chamber Music America. He is also the cellist and founding member of Trio Casals. Marinescu has been increasingly in demand as a conductor. In 1997, Marinescu was appointed conductor of the Goppisberg Festival in Switzerland and Music Director of the Manalapan Orchestra in New Jersey, and this summer he conducted both the Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra at the Wyoming Seminary. Marinescu has also led the Bacau and Brasov Philharmonics in Romania.

A product of the illustrious Romanian National Academy of Music, he won first prize and Music Critics' Award in the George Dima Cello Competition. In the United States, he studied with Wolfgang Laufer at the University of Wisconsin, and with Orlando Cole, at Temple University. Marinescu has been honored in Romania with invitations to perform with many renowned orchestras including "Transylvania" Philharmonic of Cluj and the orchestras of Iasi and Brasov. In addition, he has toured with Bucharest Symphony and next season he will make his debut with Bucharest Philharmonic. Ovidiu Marinescu feels a strong commitment to expanding the cello repertoire by making transcriptions of works such as Mozart violin concerti and in supporting the composition of new music. He has commissioned and performed many new works, among which are those of Lawrence Moss and Jae-Wook Kim, as well as those of his brother, Liviu Marinescu. In December of 2000, Mr. Marinescu premiered with the Newark Symphony a new work for cello and orchestra, "Anecdote," by Hilary Tann.



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