Corina Belcea

Corina Belcea was born in Romania in 1975 and began playing the violin at the age of six. Her teachers in Romania
were Radu Bozgan and Stefan Gheorghiu. In 1991, as a result of her participation in the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition, she was invited by the late Lord Menuhin to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School where her teacher was Natalia Boyarskaya. After graduating from the Menuhin School, Corina continued her studies at the Royal College with
Dr. Felix Andrievsky.

Her competition prizes include the 1st Prize in the Kloster Schontal Internation Competition (Germany), second prizes in the Wieniawski International Competition (Lublin) and the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (Folkestone) and the first
prize in the Bromsgrove Festival. In 1998 she was the winner of the Lasmo Staffa award.

Corina has performed as a soloist in Europe and The Far East, in venues such as St. John Smith Square,
Queen Elisabeth Hall, Barbican Hall, Purcell Room, Théâtre du Châtelet and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, where she joined members of the Alban Berg Quartet for a perfomance of Mozart's Symphonie Concertante. She is a frequent soloist with the Timisoara Philharmonic and performs recitals with the pianist Dragos Mihailescu.
Future plans include a concert at the Atheneum in Bucharest with the flautist Catalin Opritoiu (Martinu concerto for flute and violin and Bach Brandemburg concerto no.5) and the Beethoven violin concerto with the Timisoara Philharmonic.

Corina is a founding member of the Belcea quartet. She plays a 1666 Stradivarius violin kindly on loan from the Beare Family