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Mariana Sirbu

Mariana Sirbu - © Mariana Sîrbu

Date de naissance 1.1.2000 à Iasi, Westmoldau, Roumanie

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Mariana Sîrbu

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Mariana Sîrbu (born in Iai, Romania) is a Romanian violinist.


Mariana Sîrbu started playing the violin under the supervision of her parents. She then studied with tefan Gheorghiu at the "Ciprian Porumbescu" National University of Music Bucharest in Bucharest. Schon bald nach Beginn ihrer Konzertkarriere wurde sie mit mehreren internationalen Preisen ausgezeichnet. She performed as soloist in many of the worlds great concert halls such as Berliner Philharmonie, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Sydney Opera House, Wiener Musikverein, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center (New York), Teatro alla Scala (Milan) and Suntory Hall (Tokyo). She also took part in many international music festivals.

In 1968 she was a founder of the Academica String Quartet, with which she toured in many countries. With the quartet, she was a prize-winner at several international competitions including Liège 1972, Münich 1973, Geneva 1974 and Belgrade 1975.

In 1985 Mariana Sîrbu joined the Trio di Milano with pianist Bruno Canino and cellist Rocco Filippini. In 1994 she participated in establishing the Quartetto Stradivari. From 1992 bis 2003 she was concertmaster of the I Musici chamber orchestra. She was recently appointed principal guest director of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Mariana Sîrbu plays a Stradivarius violin (model Conte di Fontana, 1702), which previously was played by Russian violinist David Oistrakh.

Teaching activities

After graduating from university, Mariana Sîrbu worked for several years as assistant of tefan Gheorghiu in Bucharest. She later taught at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence. She has given master classes in Spain, Ireland, Italy, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Canada, Japan and China. Since 2002 Mariana Sîrbu is professor of violin an at the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre in Leipzig. Mariana Sîrbu is visiting professor at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Mariana Sîrbu was member of several international juries for competitions such the Concorso Internazionale Triennale di Liuteria (Cremona), the Concorso Vittorio Gui (Florence), the chamber music competition Concorso Lorenzi (Trieste), the string quartet competitions in Évian-les-Bains and Bordeaux and the violin competition George Enescu (Bucharest).[1][2]


Many of Mariana Sîrbus performances have been recorded, among which Beethovens violin sonatas and his Triple Concerto, Enescus violin sonatas, the twelve concertos for solo violin of Locatellis Larte del Violino, Vivaldis twelve violin concertos.


  • George Enescu Prize (Bucharest)
  • Carl Flesch Prize (London)
  • Maria Canals Prize (Barcelona)
  • Vittorio Gui Preis (Florence)


  1. [1] Kurzbiografie auf der Website der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig]
  2. [2] 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition
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