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Austrian-Romanian pianist Maria Radutu crosses borders between styles and epochs, creating programs to experience. She combines classical music with story telling and modern art forms, working with composers, choreographers and painters. Her classical solo career has taken her through Europe, Asia and the U.S. to venues including the Carnegie Hall, the Auditorio Nacional Madrid, the National Concert Hall Taipei and the Vienna State Opera. She toured and played with orchestras like the Vienna Radio Symphony (Mozart KV488– Asia tour), Philharmonic Orchestra Cottbus (Chopin E Minor – Germany) and the Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia (Strauss Burlesque – Spain).
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Austrian-Romanian pianist Maria Radutu crosses borders between styles and epochs, combining classical piano music with different art forms, creating programs to experience.

Her solo career has taken her through Europe, Asia and the U.S. to venues including the Carnegie Hall, the Vienna State Opera, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. She performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Vienna Radio Symphony, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the California Symphony, the Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Her albums and recitals are designed to share her stories with the audience, beyond the limits of style, language and background. INSOMNIA for Universal Music was called a „first-class listening experience“ by the Austrian newspaper „Die Presse“. PHOENIX is her answer to the question how to create a musical rebirth, enriched by the “Pictures of an Album” by Felicia Gulda. With Eno Peçi, solo dancer and choreographer of the Vienna State Opera, Radutu created PIANO & DANCE, a program to melt piano music with modern dance.

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Maria Radutu reveals these intimate emotions that people aren’t so quick to bring to the stage – there’s no filter between what she’s feeling and what she’s trying to project to the audience.“ (Donato Cabrera – Conductor).

By combining piano music with different art forms in concept programs, Radutu creates a strong bond with the audience.

Her solo career has taken her through Europe, Asia and the U.S. to venues including the Carnegie Hall, the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna State Opera, the Prince Mahidol Hall in Bangkok, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Auditorio National in Madrid and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. She performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Vienna Radio Symphony, the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the California Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra Cottbus and the Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia.

Her new program and album PHOENIX premiered in October 2020 at MuTh in Vienna, together with dedicated paintings by Felicia Gulda. The story of PHOENIX leads from the passion of a young soul, through burning in a thrilling dance, rising up out of the ashes to find sovereignty. PHOENIX reached a half million streams and three nominations for Opus Klassik.

Her previous album INSOMNIA for Universal Music with dedicated music videos was called a „first-class listening experience“ by the Austrian newspaper „Die Presse“. She recorded together with the RSO Vienna, Dirk Kaftan and Selina Ott the upcoming album including the First Piano Concerto by Shostakovich, which will be released in November 2021. Maria Radutu is curating her own concert series Glasweise Klassiker in the season 2021/2022 at MuTh, combining piano concertos in unusual instrumentations with selected wine tastings.

With Eno Peçi, solo dancer and choreographer of the Vienna State Opera, Radutu created PIANO & DANCE, a program to melt piano music with modern dance. After the premiere in October 2019, PIANO & DANCE was booked in Romania, Albania and Austria. Due to the COVID19 crisis, the dates will be reprogramed. For her programs, Radutu regularly works with composers like Mikael Karlsson, Margareta Ferek-Petric, Marco Annau and Christoph Cech. Over the last years, she developed her concert format PIANOBOX to share her musical stories with the audience, beyond the limits of style, language and background. Her very personal way of talking about music is characterized as emotional music communication.

 Born in 1984 in Bucharest, Maria Radutu was quickly recognized as a prodigy and won the Gold Medal at the National Olympics while studying at the George Enescu Music High School. After graduating the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Radutu was artistic director of the PhilKlang ensemble and it’s chamber music festival SoundGarden, founding member of the New Piano Trio and director of the social project Building Bridges. SEPTEMBER 2021

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