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Iulian Ochescu

Iulian Ochescu began studying piano at the “George Enescu” National College of Music in Bucharest, graduating Professor’s Gabriela Enăşescu class. He is currently a student of the National University of Music Bucharest.

Iulian is the winner of over twenty awards at national and international competitions, among which: 1st Prize, J.S.Bach Special Prize and Grand Prize at Millenium Piano International Competition, 1st Prize at Pro Piano-Romania International Competition, 2nd Prize at Vienna International Piano Competition – Panmusica Austria, 3rd Prize at San Sebastian City International Piano Competition and 2nd Prize at Chamber Music Competition Plovdiv with Ludens Piano Trio.

He attended various masterclasses held by internationally praised pianists and professors: Justus Frantz, Andrei Gavrilov, Dan Grigore, Petras Geniušas, Martin Hughes, Diana Ketler, Janis Maleckis, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Marietta Orlov, Imre Rohmann, Matti Raekallio, Markus Schirmer, Mihaela Ursuleasa, Gottlieb Wallisch.

His artistic activity includes appearances as soloist with the Romanian National Radio Chamber Orchestra and Ion Dumitrescu Philharmonic Orchestra. Iulian Ochescu is a scholar of SoNoRo Interferențe project, having worked and performed alongside various musicians such as Alexander Bouzlov, Boris Brovtsyn, Corinne Chapelle, Alissa Margulis and Răzvan Popovici. He performed in Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden together with Alexander Zemtsov, ISA Festival of Austria together with violinist Peter Schuhmayer and cellist Othmar Müller (members of the Artis Quartet), George Enescu International Festival, SoNoRo International Chamber Music Festival, Romanian Cultural Institute of Vienna, Romanian Athenaeum and many more. He recorded performances for the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company and the Romanian Television and is currently a member of Ludens Piano Trio, Violoncelissimo ensemble and Romanian Youth Orchestra. In 2016 Iulian Ochescu was assigned as official accompanist of the George Enescu International Competition and also held a series of concerts and masterclasses at the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Music Universities.