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Ana Manastireanu


Ana Manastireanu is currently a Kenneth and Violet Scott Scholar of the Royal College of Music in London, where she is studying towards a Masters of Performance in Collaborative Piano with Kathron Sturrock, Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles. She will be continuing her studies on the Artist Diploma in Performance Course at the RCM in September 2020 as a Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow and a Henry Richardson Award Holder supported by Help Musicians UK.

Ana has recently won the Accompanist Prize in the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall and in the AESS Courtney Kenny Award, and was selected as a 2019 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.

She 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.

Ana’s international competition successes also include top prizes at the Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition in Austria and the Carl Filtsch International Piano Competition in Romania, as well as being a semi-finalist of the Orford Award in Canada.

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

Last updated: Jul 2020