September 1, 2014

AMAZING JOURNEY :-)

We wanted to show the beauty of Romania to our friends from all around the world, so, after the wedding, we had a full coach of gorgeous people exploring my country starting with Iasi, then Bicaz Canyons- Red Lake- Brasov- Peles Castle- Bran Castle- Transfagarasan- Vidraru Lake- Balea Lake- Bucharest. The most amazing journey with […]

July 25, 2014

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets on sale for my next concert in Romania, supporting Fundatia Principesa Margareta a Romaniei at the Atheneum in Bucharest, celebrating Regele Mihai I‘s 93rd birthday. All raised funds will go towards scholarships for young artists selected by the Princess’ Foundation (http://www.fpmr.ro/). Wonderful cause, friends and music from the heart, see you there https://www.myticket.ro/evenimente/concert-extraordinar-alexandra-dariescu-ateneul-roman-bucuresti-25-octombrie-2014.html

To all of you lovely people who have asked me when I’m next playing in Romania… 25 October at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest at the invitation of Fundatia Principesa Margareta a Romaniei, celebrating the birthday of King Michael I of Romania Regele Mihai I together with conductor Tiberiu Soare and the “Tinere Sperante” Youth […]

May 24, 2014

Live on BBC Radio 4

A (not so) typical Saturday morning- woke up at 5am to be at the British Broadcasting Corporation live on BBC Radio 4 in The Today Programme, talking about immigration, Romanians and culture. A positive outlook on Romania, which will hopefully open up the debate from a different angle and get people to think for themselves […]

As the Office for National Statistics shows the decrease in the number of Romanians and Bulgarians coming to the UK, BBC Newsnight brought a bit of music to Jeremy Paxman‘s show. My first time on BBC Television, here is the feature with a Romanian pianist living in Great Britain playing music by a Polish composer […]

Just done an interview and a bit of tinkling the ivories with the BBC Newsnight team.

May 10, 2014

Eurovision 2014!

Good luck Paula Seling and Ovi this evening!

Spent a beautiful afternoon having tea with Mr Speaker at the Parliament. I found out he is a quarter Romanian as his paternal grandparents emigrated from Romania. And yes, this is bed where all monarchs sleep the night before they are crowned. Last one was HM the Queen in 1953.

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!

“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 […]