Born in Bucharest, Corina Stoian began her musical career at an early age, performing while still a student with prominent symphony orchestras throughout Romania, including Bucharest, Kronstadt, Hermannstadt, Ploiesti, Oradea and Bacau.
She attended the prestigious “George Enescu School of Music” and the “Conservatory of Music” in Bucharest, studying with Modest Iftinchi and Stefan Gheorgiu, where she graduated with the highest distinctions (equivalent to a Masters Degree). During this period she also won numerous prizes in national violin and chamber music competitions. Corina furthered her studies at the famous “Folkwang Musikhochschule” (Conservatory of Music) in Essen, Germany with Mintcho Mintchev and completed her Soloist Diploma with honours (Konzertexamen – equivalent to a Doctoral Degree).
After being appointed as concertmaster of the “Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen”, Germany, she attracted the interest and support of several music foundations, most notably “Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dorken Foundation” and “Villa Musica”, Mainz. This resulted in numerous recital and solo concert engagements with important orchestras in Germany, such as the “Neue Philharmonie Westfalen”, the “Klassische Philharmonie Bonn”, the “Bergische Symphoniker”, the “Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen – Zwickau” and “Detmolder Kammerorchester”, performing also in the “Saalbau – Essen” and the “Grosser Musiksaal – Basel”. She has collaborated with distinguished musicians, giving concerts in Italy, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria, France, Switzerland and United States.
In addition, she has recorded regularly for radio and television and has made numerous appearances at famous international festivals, including the “Schleswig – Holstein Musik Festival” (Germany), the “Rheingau Musik Festival” (Germany), the “Radio France Festival – Montpellier” (France) and the “Bear Valley Music Festival” (USA).
Corina Stoian performed with the “New York Piano Trio” and has completed a CD production featuring music from the solo violin repertoire of Sarasate, de Falla, Kreisler, Beriot and Piazzolla.
During her studies in Germany she had assisted prof. Mincho Minchev at the “Folkwang Musikhochschule” (Conservatory of Music) in Essen, Germany. She was also invited to the “International Academy of Music of Montpellier”, France, as a faculty member among the world’s most renowned professors and performers.
Since August 2006 she has a residency in USA, where she appeared as a soloist at the “Bear Valley Music Festival”, at the “Lesher Center for the Arts” – Walnut Creek (CA), with the “Merced Symphony” – Merced (CA), “Auburn Symphony” – Auburn (CA), “Academy at All Hallows Orchestra” – Sacramento (CA), “Folsom Lake Symphony” – Folsom (CA), at the “Sonora Bach Festival” and in numerous recitals and concerts in Amador and Calaveras County.
Listen to her perform!
Spanish Dance Op. 26, No. 8
Scene de ballet, Op. 100
Manuel de Falla:
El pano moruno
Manuel de Falla: Nana
Manuel de Falla: Cancion
Manuel de Falla: Polo
Manuel de Falla: Polo
Manuel de Falla: Jota