OXANA CORJOS

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OXANA CORJOS

With her every performance, Oxana Corjos reveals a remarkable musical talent combined with consummate piano-playing technique. Growing up in a family of musicians, Oxana Corjos acquired her grounding in music during childhood, tutored by Ioana Minei and Ana Pitiș. She went on to study under maestro Dan Grigore at the National University of Music, Bucharest.

She has received numerous awards at contests held Barcelona (1986) and Rome (1991). In 1992, she received the Cella Delavrancea Award for Cultural Merit. 

She has performed in numerous radio and television broadcasts and made special recordings of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven Mussorgsky, Debussy, Richard Strauss, and Prokofiev, among others, for Romanian Radio Broadcasting, some of which have been rebroadcast by Radio Brussels. 

In parallel with her career as a concert pianist, she teaches at the National University of Music, Bucharest. 

Oxana Corjos is regarded as one of the outstanding pianists of her generation, and few Romanian musicians who have come to the fore since 1990 have so extensive a concert repertoire, ranging from Bach and Mozart to Rachmaninov and Ravel. She has garnered especial praise for her performances of Brahms’ two concertos.

Over the years, Oxana Corjos has had the privilege of working with conductors such as Cristian Mandeal, Gian Luigi Zampieri, Jan Stulen, Jin Wang, Ilarion Ionescu-Galaţi, Misha Katz, Petre Sbârcea, Adrian Sunshine, Gheorghe Costin, Emil Simon, Ovidiu Balan, Corneliu Dumbrăveanu, Cem Mansur, and Nicolae Moldoveanu.

In Romania, Oxana Corjos has given concerts with the country’s leading orchestras, including the National Radio Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Orchestra, and the Georges Enesco Philharmonic. 

Tours of Switzerland, the Republic of Moldova, Spain, Macedonia, and Italy have brought the pianist a series of triumphs, and both audiences and reviewers have showered superlatives on her musical performances. In the past year, Oxana Corjos has given concerts with the Romanian Youth Orchestra, under the baton of Cristian Mandeal, in Bucharest and at the Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome. She was invited to play the opening and closing concerts at the Musical Autumn Festival, Cluj, in 2014 and 2016, and the opening concert at the Gustav Mahler Festival, Toblach (Dobiacco), in July 2015. In July 2018, she played at the Alto Adige Festival and in October she opened the Enesco Series in London with a recital that was a resounding success. 

 

4.8/5
“In her performance [of Brahms, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra] I admired the manifest confidence whereby in her hands everything became intelligible and at the same time sparkled with thousands of colours, as well as the way in which she gave us the impression that even the hardest passages were easy to play.”
(Szabadság, 08.10.2014 – Gabriela Kulcsár)
4.8/5
“The work that Richard Strauss composed when he was twenty-one, between 1885 and 1886, was originally a Scherzo in D Minor for piano and orchestra, and the composition was dedicated to Hans von Bülov, who refused to perform it, however, considering it to be impossible to play and too ‘Lisztian’ […] Oxana Corjos played it with impressive speed from the outset, making the notes literally tremble before transforming them into the poetics of a Brahmsian engraving, limpid and enveloping . . .”
(Gothic Network 21.07.2013 – Lidia Bidoli)
4.8/5
“Richard Strauss’s Burlesque for Piano and Orchestra is scored in a bravura manner, in which the young composer proudly shows off his knowledge in a work overflowing with rhetoric. Pianist Oxana Corjos masters the virtuoso passages with superb skill and has great powers of poetic configuration during the melancholy intervals.”
(KULTUR&LEBEN, Gustav Mahler Musikwochen – Toblach, 23.07.2015)