Acclaimed in over 20 countries on 4 continents, the Romanian cellist Alexandra Guţu, started her musical career at the age of 12, appearing as soloist in front of the Timişoara Conservatory Orchestra.
She obtained her Diploma at the Music Academy of Bucarest (prof. Serafim Antropov). Because of her exceptional talent, she could continue her studies at “Conservatoire Superieur de Musique” Paris (Joseph Calvet) and “Muzarteum Academy” Salzburg (Antonio Janigro). Alexandra Guţu is First Prize winner of the “Valentino Bucchi” International Competition (Rome, ltaly), as well as “Pablo Casals” Competition (Budapest, Hungary), “Francesco Serato” (Bologna, ltaly), “Gaspar Cassado” (Florence, ltaly) and finalist at “Tchaikovski” (Moscow, Russia) and “Spring in Prague” (Tchekoslovakia).
She performed in several big cities and capitals in Europe, Asia, North and South America, as soloist with major orchestras and in Recitals.
She has a large Concert and Recital repertoire, which includes masterworks or less known compositions from early Baroque music to the latest contemporary music, with a special dedication for Romanian composers. She is an ideal recitalist and Chamber music performer.
The artist recorded and appeared live in Radio and TV broadcasts in Romania, ltaly, Canada, and is extensively touring U.S.A. , Japan, Brasil, Cuba, Hawaii, and various European countries (as well as giving master classes across the country and abroad).
The repertoire of Alexandra Guţu includes:
A. Vivaldi – D-major, B-minor Concertos
F Couperin – 5 Pieces en Concert
L. Boccherini – Concerto in B-minor
J. Haydn – Concerto in D-major, C-minor
L. van Beethoven – Trippelkonzert
R. Schumann – Concerto in A-minor
J. Brahms – Doppelkonzert
Tchaikovsky – Rokoko-Variations A. Dvorak – Concerto in A-minor
C. Saint-Saens – Concerto in A-minor R. Strauss – Don Quixote
“ … the highlight of the evening was the outstanding cellist Alexandra Guţu in Haydn’s Concerto. She played with devoted empathy and conferred the Concerto inimitable grace.”
Stuttgarter Nachrichten – Germany
“ … in Anatol Vieru ‘s Concerto for cello and orchestra, the young and highly appreciated cellist Alexandra Guţu had the opportunity to prove us again her inborn talent…”
Săptămâna Culturală – Bucarest, Romania
“ … the Romanian Cellist impresed with her technical perfection, artistic phrasing,
the selfcontrol, beautiful sound and balance between musicality and technical mastership.”
Il Tempo – Rome, Italy
“ … her astounding musicality and beautiful phrasing impressed the audience.” La Republica – Rome, Italy
“Alexandra Guţu performed Vivaldi’s Cello Concert… at the same time intensive and secure, her play showed a great cellist.” The Morning Sun – Pittsburg, Kansas