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Ana Manastireanu

Pianist


Ana Manastireanu is currently the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London, where she is studying towards an Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano with Kathron Sturrock, Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles. She is also a Henry Richardson Award Holder, supported by Help Musicians UK.

Ana has recently won the Accompanist Prize in the 2020 AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and in the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall. In 2019 she won the Accompanist Prize in the AESS Courtney Kenny Award and was selected as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist.

She has also won the Alasdair Graham Pianist Prize in the 2020 RCM Lieder Competition, the First Prize for Pianists in the RCM Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition and the Second Prize for Pianists in the RCM Joan Chissell Schumann Competition.

Ana was a Scholar of the 2019 International Summer Academy for Chamber Music Niedersachsen in Germany and a Fellow of the 2018 Toronto Chamber Music Institute. Her recent collaborations include performances with Jonathan Crow (Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Andrew Wan (Concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra), Scott St. John (Director of Chamber Music, The Colburn School), Ani Aznavoorian (Principal Cellist of Camerata Pacifica), Marcin Sieniawski (Szymanowski String Quartet) and members of The Harlem Quartet.

She has participated in masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Helmut Deutsch, Malcolm Martineau, Angelika Kirchschlager, Roderick Williams, Yoheved Kaplinsky, André Laplante, Kathryn Stott, Ian Brown, Pedja Mužijević and Edna Golandsky, amongst others.

Festival appearances include the Oxford Lieder Festival, Lewes Festival of Song, Leeds Lieder Festival, London Song Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Orford Music Festival and the British Isles Music Festival.

Last updated: Jan 2021