Biography

Ioana-Raluca Avramescu was born in Bucharest in 1990 and began studying the piano at the age of six with Suzana Voineag. A year later, she began to achieve honors and recognition at numerous competitions and Olympiads in her native country and abroad.She performed as a soloist on Romanian musical stages such as the Romanian Athenaeum, Radio Broadcasting, and the George Enescu National Museum, and first performed with an orchestra at the age of ten under the direction of Bogdan Voda. Ioana continued her studies at the “George Enescu” National College of Music until the age of eighteen where she studied under teachers such as Anca Borina, Stela Dragulin, Adrian Tomescu and Shwan Sebastian.

After studying piano for one year at the National University of Music of Bucharest with Dana Borsan, Ioana was admitted in 2009 to the High School of Music in Geneva where she studied with Nelson Goerner. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Instrumental in 2013, Master of Concert in 2015, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Specialized Interpretation in 2017, and a Master in Pedagogy in the class of Cédric Pescia in 2018.During these nine years of study in Geneva, Ioana participated in masterclasses with other pianists and musicians of international fame, including Leon Fleisher, Dimitri Alexeev, Varjon Denes, Jaques Rouvier, Emanuel Ax and Niklas Sivelov.

She also had the opportunity to study chamber music with Professor Jean-Jacques Balet, thanks to whom Ioana developed a deep passion for this field.
From 2014 to 2017, Ioana was a member of the trio Æterno, which received second prize at “Jeunesses Musicales Suisse” in 2014, semi-finalist at the Trondheim International Chamber Competition in Norway in 2015, and was grant holder of the “Leenaards” Foundation of Lausanne in 2016 and was a finalist in the ensemble competition “Migros Percent Cultural”. The ensemble performed on numerous stages in Switzerland (Tonhalle, RTS) and in France (Philarmonie de Paris, Château de Lourmarin, Festival of Aix-en-Provence) and participated in master classes with artists of international fame, such as Menahem Pressler, Paul Katz, Garry Hoffman, Itamar Golan, Jean Sulem, and many others.

Ioana also taught piano at the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute of Geneva in 2018 and 2019.
Today, Ioana-Raluca Avramescu is a versatile pianist who has mastered a large solo piano and chamber music repertoire. She devotes her time to perfecting her music and takes classes with Mayumi Kameda to prepare for international competitions. Her musical style is pure, expressive and passionate. Her interpretations are deeply resonate and she holds the stage with charisma and presence.