Photo: Rares Helici

Monica Florescu


Starting music at 4 years old, Monica Florescu made her first debut at the age of 8 on the scene of the Athenaeum Hall in Bucharest as laureate of “Lira de Aur” competition. She continued her musical education and dedicated herself to sustain an intense performing activity as a pianist. Graduated from University of Music in Bucharest, Romania and Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium obtaining specializations in Piano and Chamber Music, Monica Florescu performs across the world notably in concert halls like: Bozar (Center of Fine Arts) in Brussels, Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, Tlaqna Concert Hall, Xalapa Veracruz, De Singel Atwerpen, Belgium, De Bijloke in Ghent, Belgium, Thalia Hall, Sibiu, Atheneum Hall in Bucharest, and recorded for the Romanian Radio Broadcast, Romania and for TVT (Tabasco State Telvevision Villahermosa), Mexico. Nowadays she is traveling around the world, playing as a soloist with orchestra and as well performing chamber music, in duo Florescu-Fernandez, trio with violin (Spirale Piano Trio- chamber music group created in 2002) and interacting with various artists presenting as well projects with piano quartets, quintets, collaboration with singers, choirs, symphonic orchestras, and philharmonics. She collaborated with worldwide important artists from our time like: Thomas Kakuschka, Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky, Renaud Capuçon, Ilarion Ionescu Galati, Alexander Ivashkin and conductors like Ovidiu Balan, Tiberiu Soare, Romeo Rambu, Alexandre Rabinovich, Dmitri Ryabinin, Werner Gabor, Theo Wolters, Valentin Doni, Victor Hugo Torro.

Monica Florescu sustained conference lectures as an active speaker in the Institute of Musical Research (IMR) at the University of London's School of Advanced Study on the topic of performing in her paper "The phenomenon of musical interpretation".