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Irina Muresanu

Chamber Music; Violin Faculty

Irina Muresanu earned a B.M. from the Music Academy in Bucharest and a M.M. from the University of Illinois. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory (NEC).

Muresanu is a top-prizewinner in the Montreal International Violin Competition, the Washington International Competition, the Queen Elizabeth Competition, the Schadt String Competition and the UNISA International String Competition, and she was awarded the Pro Musicis International Award. She has received career grants from the Presser Foundation, the Harvard Musical Association, the Copland Foundation and the Paul Rolland Memorial Foundation.

Muresanu has performed in renowned concert halls throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Her most recent engagements as soloist include performances with the Boston Pops, Miami Symphony, Williamsburg Symphonia, the Metropolitan Orchestra (Montreal), Syracuse Symphony, the Transvaal Philharmonic (South Africa), the Orchestre de la Radio Flamande (Brussels), the New England String Ensemble and the Romanian National Radio Orchestra (Bucharest), among others.

An avid chamber music performer, Muresanu is a frequent guest of the Killington Summer Music Festival, the San Juan Festival (Colorado), the Maui Festival (Hawaii), the Rencontres des Musiciennes (France) and Strings in the Mountains (Colorado).

Muresanu, along with pianist Michael Lewin recently released the integrale of the William Bolcom violin sonatas for the Centaur laber. In Europe, her recording of the G. Lekeu and A. Magnard late Romantic French sonatas has sparked enthusiasm. The artist has also recorded the world premiere of the Marion Bauer violin sonata for Albany Records, and a CD featuring works of E. Korngold which was released by the VPRO Radio Amsterdam label.

Muresanu is a member of the Lewin-Muresanu Duo, the Boston Trio, the Walden Chamber Players and the Andover Chamber Music Society. She can often be heard on major radio stations such as NPR, Boston’s WGBH, New York’s WQXR, Radio France Classique, Hong Kong Radio and Romanian Radio Classical.

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