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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 National 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 in concept programs.

Her solo career has taken her through Europe, Asia and the U.S. to venues including the Carnegie Hall, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 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 Vienna State Opera Orchestra, 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“ and she is currently working on PHOENIX, to be released in October 2020. 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 Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Auditorio National in Madrid and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. She performed as a soloist with orchestrasincluding the Vienna Radio Symphony, the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the California Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra Cottbus and the Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia.

Her new program and album PHOENIX will premiere 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.

Her previous album INSOMNIA for Universal Music with dedicated music videos was called a „first-class listening experience“ by the Austrian newspaper „Die Presse“.

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 again at MuTh as well as in Romania, Albania and Austria. Due to the COVID19 crisis, the dates will be reprogramed

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.

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