Today we’re shining the spotlight on a longtime PARMA artist and friend Ovidiu Marinescu. An outstanding musician of his native Romania, Ovidiu now teaches at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and performs extensively around the world. Ovidiu has many notable performances and achievements as a cellist and a conductor. He has performed with the National Radio Orchestra of Romania several times as a soloist and conductor, and has also been a featured soloist with the New York Chamber Symphony, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Helena and Newark Symphonies, the Cleveland Philharmonic, the Orquestra de Extremadura in Spain, and others. He has been in the studio this summer recording an album of solo cello and chamber works that will be released with PARMA in 2015.
Ovidiu has appeared as a soloist on many PARMA releases, including BACH CELLO SUITES, MOTO PERPETUO, the 2013 PARMA Music Festival 2013 Live album, our FINE MUSIC compilation series, and CONTINUUM.
Ovidiu was a major player in last year’s festival, performing a solo set followed by a collaboration with local favorites Fiveighthirteen and Tan Vampires at the Seacoast Artist Showcase, performing his brother Liviu Marinescu’s “Quodlibet Sonata” at the Hometown Heroes concert, serving as the moderator in the “Licensing and the Music Industry” panel, and playing solo repertoire at the Festival’s Main Event.
This year, you can find Ovidiu performing in the In the Key of C-Span concert on Wednesday afternoon and playing the opening set at the Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine on Wednesday night. He’ll also be headlining the Main Event at The Music Hall playing Haydn’s “Cello Concerto in C Major” with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra.
Follow this link for the full Festival schedule: www.parmamusicfestival.org/schedule.html
For more information or to purchase the album, please visit www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv5840/