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Angela Draghicescu

Angela Draghicescu

Accompanist: Piano

Education: MM, Louisiana State University; MM, Louisiana State University; DMA, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Angela Draghicescu has appeared in solo and collaborative performances throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe. Recognized for her musical sensitivity and exceptional ensemble skills, she is in high demand both as a solo pianist and as a collaborator. Previous faculty positions include faculty lecturer at Southeastern Louisiana and piano instructor at the National Music Academy in Bucharest, Romania. She also served as the pianist for several orchestras, including Baton Rouge Symphony, Acadiana Symphony, Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble, University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, Round Top Festival Orchestra, and Hot Springs Festival Orchestra.

An advocate of the music of American composers, she was featured in the CD Gottschalk: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Escenas Campestres Cubanas; Célèbre Tarantelle, as well as the CD Best of Round Top Music Festival 2010 as an orchestra pianist under the direction of Edwin Outwater, music director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Angela Draghicescu's dissertation project at the University of Texas was the creation of her own textbook, Romanian Diction for Singers, that promotes Romanian Art Song in U.S. universities. In the fall of 2011 her dissertation was approved for publishing in April 2013, commissioned by the Romanian Government and the Music Academy of Bucharest.

Dr. Draghicescu earned her master’s and bachelor’s of musical arts degrees in piano performance at Louisiana State University, where she worked with Michael Gurt and Willis Delony. Recently, Dr. Draghicescu served as teaching assistant in the Collaborative Piano Program at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also completed her DMA under the mentoring of Anne Epperson. Dr. Draghicescu currently serves as staff collaborative pianist at Seattle Pacific University.