Irina Muresanu

Romanian-born violinist Irina Muresanu is equally in demand on both sides of the Atlantic, as she has appeared throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South Africa.

Ms. Muresanu has firmly established herself as a successful recording artist, and her adventurous programming and thematic concepts define her as a sought-after soloist and chamber musician. A laureate and winner of top prizes in several prestigious international violin competitions including the Montreal International, Queen Elisabeth International, UNISA International String, Washington International, and the Schadt String Competition, Muresanu achieved international acclaim early on as an outstanding young soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Muresanu’s awards also include the Creative and Performing Arts Award at the University of Maryland, a prestigious New Music USA Grant, a Pro Musicis International Award, the Presser Music Award, and the Arthur Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association.

Ms. Muresanu’s 2022-23 season includes a solo tour of Serbia and Macedonia, residency at the Grand Cayman Arts Festival, concerts at Evanston Symphony (Illinois), Paris, Bruxelles, Boston and Cape Cod, Dallas, Astoria and Bucharest. Muresanu has been reinvited as a guest artist in the SoNoRo International Festival (Romania), Festival Viv’Alto and Recontres des Musiciennes (France). An active chamber musician and recitalist, Ms. Muresanu has been a member of the Boston Trio and has appeared as guest artist in such festivals and venues as New York City’s Bargemusic, Massachusetts’ Rockport Festival, Bowdoin Festival, San Juan Music Festival, Hawaii’s Maui Chamber Music Festival, The Netherland’s Reizend Music Festival, Belgium’s Festival van de Leie, and the Rencontres des Musiciennes Festival in France and the Guadeloupe island.

Irina Muresanu is Associate Professor in the School of Music and Affiliate Faculty in the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland and has been on the faculties of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and in the Harvard and MIT Music Departments. She holds a prestigious Artist Diploma degree and a Doctor in Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with the legendary French violinist Michèle Auclair. Muresanu plays an 1849 Giuseppe Rocca violin and an Étienne Pajeot bow.