Conf. Univ. Dr. Claudia Codreanu

Conf. Univ. Dr. Maria Claudia Codreanu – Bel canto

CLAUDIA CODREANU – mezzo-soprano, graduated from the National Music University of Bucharest – Prof. Georgeta Stoleriu. In the period 1991-1996 she attended master classes in Vienna and Varna with Ileana Cotrubaş and Margarita Lilova. Throughout the years, she has won numerous awards at national and international competitions and has successfully performed vocal-symphonic concerts, recitals and opera performances in the country and abroad (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, UK , The Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Hungary). Her repertoire includes a wide range of works, from Baroque to Contemporary Music, a special place occupying the Romanian musical creation.

Claudia Codreanu participated in the Rossini film production „La Cenerentola”, in collaboration with the Brasov Opera, the Romanian Broadcasting Society and TVR.

Her important moments include her participation in international festivals, performances in operas abroad, collaborations with famous orchestras and with famous conductors.

Nameing some of the festivals, her participations included George Enescu International Festival, Clujana Music Festival, International Music Festival Timişoara, International Music Festival Craiova, Meridian International Festival, International Music Week, Lyrical Art Festival – Sibiu, the International Enescu Festival and the World Music.

Naming some of her opera performances, they include the opera “Lucio Silla” by Mozart directed by Brigitte Fassbaender at Shaftesburry Theater – London, Festival Theater – Edinburgh, Royal Opera House – Copenhagen, Grand Opera House – Belfast, National Concert Hall – Dublin.

Her collaborations with famous orchestras include „Concerto Köln”, „Bergische Symphoniker”, „The Academy of Ancient Music” and „Wiener Kammerchor” ensemble, as well as the famous  conductors such as Horia Andreescu, Ludovic Bacs, Gheorghe Costin, Christoph Durrand Hermitage in St. Petersburg, with the opera „The Rape of L (Goodbye), Paul Goodwin (at the Klangbogen Festival Vienna), Romely Pfund, Peter Selwyn (at the New Theater in Budapest), Tiberiu Soare and Fabrizzio Ventura.

Claudia Codreanu was part of the soloist quartet of the Requiem by Marian Mitea, performance presented at the absolute first audition at the Cathedral of St. Michele et Gudule in Brussels, and of the soloist quartet of the Byzantine Christmas Oratorio by Paul Constantinescu, performance edited by the Radio House on CD in 2010.

In 2009 she received the title of Doctor in Music with “Summa cum laude”, and in 2010 she was offered the George Enescu Scholarship by the Romanian Cultural Institute. On this occasion she promoted Romanian music in a series of Parisian recitals.

Together with the pianist Inna Oncescu she has formed a chamber duo for more than 20 years, presenting to the audience valuable, known and less known works, some of them in the first audition, and since 2010 she started a nice collaboration with the guitarist Costin Soare, along with whom she had numerous recitals. A special place in her repertoire is played by contemporary Romanian music, whose mystery she has unraveled together with the pianist and composer Diana Dembinski Vodă.

Currently she is a Professor at the National Music University of Bucharest, the canto section, and coordinator of cultural-educational projects whose protagonists are the young lyrical performers.

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