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Leverhulme Scholar wins Runners-up Glass Trophy

Many congratulations to Leverhulme Scholar Diana Ionescu, a pianist from Romania, who won the Runners-up Glass Trophy at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Gold Medal Competition at the Barbican on 5 May 2010. In a very strong Final, Diana played Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, op.54 to great acclaim, and received a special mention on the sensitivity of her playing by one of the judging panel, James Gaffigan, who is considered by many to be the most outstanding young American conductor working today.

Diana graduated from the George Enescu Music School, Romania and was awarded First Prize in their Piano Competition in 2001, as well as the Alexis Weissenberg Prize in the same year. These achievements brought her to the attention of internationally renowned musicians such as Ion Marin and Murray Perahia, which in turn led to performing opportunities in major venues throughout the world. Diana has studied at the Guildhall School since the age of 22, first with Joan Havill and then with Ronan O’Hora. She has recently recorded the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, and performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet with the Belcea Quartet. 

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