Maria Radutu

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Maria Radutu

The Austrian-Romanian pianist Maria Radutu breaks boundaries and is known for her dramaturgical albums and recitals. In her solo format "Maria Radutu is____ .", the podcast "PianoBox", and the chamber music performance "All About Eve" with Sophie Heinrich, she overcomes the threshold between stage and audience, allowing insights into the creation of her interpretations.

Her solo career has taken her across Europe, Asia, and the USA to concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Prince Mahidol Hall in Bangkok, the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vienna State Opera, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Sala Radio in Bucharest, the Smith Center in Las Vegas, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. She has performed as a soloist with, among others, the RSO Vienna, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia, the Philharmonic Orchestra Cottbus, the California Symphony, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Her album "Phoenix" reached half a million streams, and her previous album "Insomnia" was released by Decca Records accompanied by music videos and was reviewed as a "first-class listening experience" (Die Presse). She curated her own subscription series at MuTh, was the director of the ensemble PhilKlang Wien, blended music and modern dance on equal footing in a program with solo dancer and choreographer Eno Peçi, or united classical and jazz in a modern sound language with Christoph Cech and his Jazz Orchestra Project.

Radutu looks back on an extraordinary discography, including a dramaturgically designed trilogy "Joujoux - Insomnia - Phoenix" and Shostakovich's first piano concerto with the RSO under Dirk Kaftan. A whole series of works have been dedicated to her, such as the piano concertos "The Orgy of Oxymorons" by Margareta Ferek-Petric (premiere 2022 with the RSO Vienna at the musikprotokoll Graz) or "Rhapsody in Delicate Blue" by Christoph Cech (premiere 2024 at the Keys to Heaven Piano Festival).

Maria Radutu is the artistic director of the Keys to Heaven Piano Festival at Esterhazy Castle, an annual festival held in spring to experience piano music in its various facets and formats for three days and nights.