Corina Stoian began her musical career at an early age, performing while still a student with prominent symphony orchestras throughout Romania. She attended the prestigious “George Enescu School of Music” and the “Conservatory of Music” in Bucharest, 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. She became a member of the “National Radio Orchestra of Romania” and the “George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra” in Bucharest. Corina furthered her studies at the famous “Folkwang Musikhochschule” (“University of Music”) in Essen, Germany 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 Dörken 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, in concert tours in Spain, England, Ireland, Austria and Lithuania and giving solo concerts in Italy, Germany, 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).
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", "Sonora Bach Festival", "Lesher Center for the Arts" – Walnut Creek (CA) with the "Diablo Symphony", with the "Merced Symphony" – Merced (CA), "Auburn Symphony" – Auburn (CA), "Academy at All Hallows Orchestra" – Sacramento (CA), "Folsom Lake Symphony" – Folsom (CA) and "Mother Lode Friends of Music Orchestra" – Sutter Creek (CA). She also performed in numerous recitals and concerts in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties and with the "Gold Coast Chamber Players" in Lafayette (CA) and San Francisco (CA).
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