Acclaimed in over 20 countries on 4 continents, the Romanian cellist Alexandra Guțu started her musical career at the age of 12, appearing as a soloist in front of the Timișoara 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 the Conservatoire supérieur de musique de Paris (Joseph Calvet) and the Mozarteum Academy Salzburg (Antonio Janigro).
Alexandra Guțu is a First Prize winner of the Valentino Bucchi International Competition (Rome), as well as Pablo Casals Competition (Budapest), Francesco Serato (Bologna), Gaspar Cassado (Florence) and finalist at Tchaikovsky (Moscow) and Prague Spring.
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.
Alexandra Guțu recorded and appeared live in Radio and TV broadcasts in Romania, Italy, Canada, and is extensively touring the USA, Japan, Brazil, Cuba, Hawaii, and various European countries (as well as giving master classes across the country and abroad).
“…the highlight of the evening was the outstanding cellist Alexandra Guțu 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 Guțu had the opportunity to prove us again her inborn talent…” (Săptămâna Culturală, Romania)
“…the Romanian Cellist impressed with her technical perfection, artistic phrasing, the self-control, beautiful sound and balance between musicality and technical mastership.” (Il Tempo, Italy)
“… her astounding musicality and beautiful phrasing impressed the audience.” (La Repubblica, Italy)
“Alexandra Guțu performed Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto… at the same time intensive and secure, her play showed a great cellist.” (The Morning Sun, Kansas)