Adriana Paler-Nicolescu*

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Born in Romania (Transylvania) in 1979, Ms. Adriana began taking private piano lessons in Lisa, the village of her grandparents. In 1999, she entered the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, in the concert class of Noel Flores. She was exempted from the First Diploma Exam in January 2005, and is now enrolled in the master’s degree course. Adriana won 28 piano prizes during the years of 1986–2005, at competitions in Romania, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland; among the prizes are 12 first prizes, 8 special prizes, and 2 grand prizes. She has appeared in recitals and concerts in Romania, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Italy, France, England, Switzerland, and Cuba. She also has been awarded various scholarships related to her studies; these include the Swiss Foundation Dr. Robert und Lina Thyll-Durr Scholarship (2002–2004 academic years), Austrian Education Ministry Scholarship, and the SYLFF Fellowship (2005–2006 academic year). She has been an Austrian citizen since May 2005. Her activities and functions in 2005 and 2006 at her university include positions in the Austrian Student Association (OH), Officer for women and their equal rights, and vice-chairperson and representative to the University Senate. Since 2006 she has been the principal organizer (and was a founder) of the SYLFF Network for Music and Arts Vienna, under the support of the Tokyo Foundation.
Participated in Sylff Chamber Music Seminar in 2007.

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