December 31, 2013

THANK YOU and HAPPY NEW YEAR

2013 has been an awesome year and I just want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU all so much for all your support. I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for the incredible people in my life. And today, on the last day of the year, got a gorgeous gift- thank you […]

December 28, 2013

Brilliant time in Glasgow

Thank you so much to all who came this eve, full house in the beautiful Royal Concert Hall. Having a brilliant time with my lovely friends, Happy belated Christmas, now I can enjoy it a bit;-)

December 25, 2013

Craciun fericit!

Magic Christmas at home with family. This morning we went to the little church I grew up in, wonderful to be back! Peace, health and joy to you all, wherever you are!

Very humbled to get some incredibly wonderful press about my Chopin & Dutilleux CD this week. The Scotsman picked it as “the most memorable, in a sterling performance by Alexandra Dariescu” in their Best Albums of 2013 in the Critics’ choice today, Norman Lebrecht mentions it in the his most important list of 2013 “A […]

“The Romanian budget for Culture will be cut to less than 130 mil next year, 5 times lower than that of Poland and a drop in the ocean compared to the arts budgets in Western Europe”. The AFP news agency made a concise film about the Orchestra Nationala de Tineret a Romaniei (NYO) with interviews […]

A little film on Pro TV‘s ROMANIA, TE IUBESC!, broadcast on Sunday afternoon.  Watch it here: http://romaniateiubesc.stirileprotv.ro/emisiuni/2013/sezonul-2/pe-culmile-muzicii-alexandra-dariescu-pianista-pe-care-talentul-si-sacrificiul-au-dus-o-in-fata-publicului-lumii.html Very special to see my old teachers from Pocklington School. Thank you Paul, great meeting you in London:-)

December 5, 2013

happy times mit Gluewein:-)

Feeling nostalgic to be leaving gorgeous Schwerin and its beautiful people. Had the best week ever surrounded by lovely friends who welcomed me like home. Thank you so much Daniel Huppert & Staatskapelle Schwerin for Viel Spass on stage, it was a joy to make music together! Also Kerstin Klaholz & Sabine von Imhoff for […]

Brilliant first performance last night in Schwerin with lovely friends on stage. This morning was the first workshop in Friedensschule for Rhapsody in Schools with a lot of children, inspiring them and getting inspired myself. Music is a beautiful thing:-) with Kerstin Klaholz and Daniel Huppert.

December 2, 2013

Rhapsody in Schools

Back to Germany, spending a week with Staatskapelle Schwerin & Daniel Huppert, performing Shostakovich No 1 three times & doing a few children workshops with Rhapsody in Schools. The weekend was filled with rehearsals, Christmas markets and friends. Viel Spass at Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin