Silvia Marcovici

Jury member

Silvia Marcovici, born in Romania, is one of the most renowned and highly regarded violinist of our times. A student of Professor Stefan Gheorghiu at the conservatory in Bucharest, she made her professional debut at the age of sixteen with the Residentie Orkest of The Hague under Bruno Maderna. A few years later she won first prize in the Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris, the special prize of Prince Rainier of Monaco for the intepretation of a contemporary work and first prize in the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest.

Since then, Marcovici has performed with leading orchestras and celebrated conductors throughout Europe, Israel, Japan, North and South America. She appeared as a soloist with most of the world’s great orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra della Scala di Milano, New York Philarmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philarmonic, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philarmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and others. Silvia Marcovici’s critically acclaimed recordings include the live performance of the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski, the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra under Neeme Järvi, the Nielsen Violin Concerto with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montpellier under Yoël Levi and the Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin with Valentin Gheorghiu.

The Canadian record company DOREMI has released several CDs and DVDs of live performances by Silvia Marcovici in its ‘Legendary Treasures’ series. Marcovici is currently a professor at the University of Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.

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