Medea Iftimie


Medeea Iftimie was born in Romania in 2000. She received her first piano lessons at the age of 6 from her grandmother Luminita Procopciuc at the “Balasa Doamna” High School for Music and Arts in Targoviste and a few years later from Doina Boboaca at the “Carmen Sylva” High School for Music and Arts in Ploiesti.

In her home country she won numerous awards, including the 1st prize in the “PianoArt” Competition in Ploiesti, the 1st prize in the Competition for Interpretation of Romanian and Modern Works in Targoviste, 2nd prize in the National Competition “W. A. Mozart , as well as the 4th prize at the International Competition“ Pro Piano ”in Bucharest.

She has been living in Austria since 2013, where she was initially taught by Veronika Gusenbauer and she was from 2014 to 2018 a young student at Pre-College of the Anton Bruckner Private University.

Since autumn 2018 she has been studying Piano Performance with prof. Till Alexander Körber while still attending the final class of the Music High School in Linz and finished her final exams in June this year.

Since 2016 she has been sent to the Austrian National Competition “prima la musica” and has received numerous first prizes in the categories piano solo, piano duo and other chamber music forms. In February 2020 she became the winner of Upper Austria with the highest score of all soloists and consequently made her debut in the big concert hall of the Brucknerhaus Linz. In 2019 she was selected as one of 12 participants for the TONALi19 Academy and took part in the competition in Hamburg in June.

She also received the Ratzenböck grant from the State of Upper Austria in 2017, the special award from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2018 and the special award from the Bruckner Orchestra Linz in 2020, which includes a masterclass with the chief conductor Markus Poschner.

Medeea attended numerous masterclasses, including with Bernd Goetzke, Hinrich Alpers, Pavel Gililov, Johannes Kropfitsch and others. In addition to Romania and Austria, she has also given concerts in Germany, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg.

First round

S. Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau op. 39 No. 1 c minor

F. Liszt: Ballade No. 2 b minor

Final round

W. Lutosławski: Bukoliki
I. Allegro vivace
II. Allegretto sostenuto
III. Allegro molto
IV. Andantino
V. Allegro marciale

K. Szymanowski: Valse romantique

F. Chopin: Etude op. 10 No. 8 F major

F. Chopin: Ballade No. 4 f minor op. 52

L. van Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 A flat major op. 110
I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio ma non troppo – Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo