Adela Bratu © Markenfotografie

Adela Bratu

Second violins prelude

Acclaimed for the “intimate beauty” of her playing “with which she charmed” the audience (Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten), Adela Bratu started her musical journey on the advice of her kindergarten teacher. After passing the entrance examination at the music high school of her home city – the Carmen Sylva College of Ploiesti, Adela received her first violin lesson at the age of six. Soon after, she began to succeed in various national and international competitions, such as the Paul Constantinescu Competition, W.A. Mozart Competition, Garabet Avachian Competition, and the National Music Olympics.

She made her solo debut at the age of 13 with her hometown orchestra, the Paul Constantinescu Philharmonic, and later appeared regularly with various orchestras such as the Concertino Ensemble, Silvestri Camerata and Targoviste Philharmonic.

In 2008 Adela started her undergraduate studies at the National Music University in Bucharest, with Prof. Octavian Ratiu and in 2012 she continued her studies with Prof. Petru Munteanu at the University for Music and Theatre Rostock. After her graduation, she furthered her musical development in masterclasses with professors Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova.

As a chamber musician Adela has collaborated with Elisabeth Leonskaja, Andrei Ionita, Andrej Bielow and Diana Ketler among others. Her festival appearances, both as a chamber musician and an orchestra player, include the Enescu Festival, BBC Proms, Sonoro Festival, and Pärnu Music Festival.

Adela performed as guest player with Staatskapelle Dresden, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Elbphilharmonie Radio Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Estonian Festival Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Gran Teatre de Liceu Barcelona.

In 2015 Adela joined the Dresden Philharmonic as assistant of concertmaster in the second violins.

concerts featuring Adela Bratu