Silvia Marcovici, born in Romania, is one of the most renowned and highly regarded violinists of our times.
A student of Prof. Ştefan 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, Ms. Marcovici’s performances have brought her to the leading orchestras throughout Europe, Israel, Japan, North and South America, appearing with the most celebrated conductors including Leopold Stokowski, Claudio Abbado, Erich Leinsdorf, Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Eugene Ormandy, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle, Eliahu Inbal, Zubin Mehta, David Zinman, Mstislav Rostropovich, André Previn, Riccardo Muti, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Michael Gilen, Herbert Blomstedt and many others. She has been soloist with most of the world’s great orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra della Scala di Milano, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra etc.
A multifaceted musician and fascinating stage presence, she maintained a rich involvement in chamber music as well. She appeared frequently with such pianists as Evgeny Kissin, Boris Berezovsky, Pascal Rogé, Valentin Gheorghiu; and cellists David Geringas, Lynn Harrell, Antônio Meneses, Boris Pergamenschikow.
Silvia Marcovici has numerous critically acclaimed recordings including the live performance of the Glazunov Violin Concerto with London Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski, the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Gothenburg 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 in its Legendary Treasures series of live performances by Silvia Marcovici.
Silvia Marcovici is a passionate and active teacher, currently professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria.