Mihaela Ursuleasa

born in 1978 in Brasov, Siebenbürgen, Romania

died on 2/8/2012 in Wien, Austria

Mihaela Ursuleasa

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Mihaela Ursuleasa

Mihaela Ursuleasa (27 September 1978 2 August 2012) was a Romanian concert pianist. In 1995, she won the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition. In 2010, she was awarded the Echo Klassik award for her debut album Piano & Forte. She released her second album, Romanian Rhapsody in 2011. Ursuleasa was found dead in her Vienna home on 2 August 2012 of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 33. She is interred at the Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest.[1][2][3]

Ursuleasa began playing the piano at the age of five under the tutelage of her Romani father, a jazz musician. In 1990, at the age of 12, she obtained a grant to study in Vienna. She went on to perform at Carnegie Hall, with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester in Berlin, with the Orchestre National de France, as well as with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. [4]


Solo albums

  • 2010: Piano & Forte (Berlin Classics)
  • 2011: Romanian Rhapsody (Berlin Classics)featuring violinist Gilles Apap.
    • featuring George Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 11, No. 1; Paul Constantinescu's Suite for Piano; Franz Schubert's Three Piano Pieces, D.946; Béla Bartók's Two Romanian Dances, Op. 8a, Sz. 43, and Rhapsody for Violin and Piano No. 2, Sz. 90.

Ensemble albums

  • 1995: XVIth Clara Haskil Competition 1995 with the Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne & Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conducting. (Claves Records)
  • 2010: Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Rapsodia (Naïve)--featuring violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, cimbalomist Viktor Kopatchinsky, violinst Emilia Kopatchinskaja, pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa


  1. Dowling, Siobhan, Romanian concert pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa dies, aged 33, The Guardian, 3 August 2012. URL accessed on 2012-08-03.
  2. Romanian pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa dies aged 33, BBC News, 3 August 2012. URL accessed on 2012-08-03.
  3. Romanian pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa dies in Vienna aged 33, Romania-Insider.com. URL accessed on 2012-08-03.
  4. Renowned Romanian pianist Ursuleasa dead at 33. 3 August 2012 USNews. Retrieved 8-5-2012

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