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 Bucharest (prof. Serafim Antropov). Because of her exceptional talent, she could continue her studies at Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Paris (Joseph Calvet) and Mozarteum Academy Salzburg (Antonio Janigro).
Alexandra Guţu is First Prize winner of the Valentino Bucchi International Competition (Rome, Italy), as well as “Pablo Casals” Competition (Budapest, Hungary), “Francesco Serato” (Bologna, Italy), “Gaspar Cassado” (Florence, Italy) and finalist at “Tchaikovsky” (Moscow, Russia) and “Spring in Prague” (Czechoslovakia).
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, Italy, Canada, and is extensively touring U.S.A., Japan, Brazil, Cuba, Hawaii, and various European countries (as well as giving master classes across the country and abroad).