BIOGRAPHY 

The Romanian Pianist Catalin Dima has performed in many concert halls throughout the U.S. and Europe. Among his previous concerts, Catalin has performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Cosmos Club (Washington D.C.), the International House (D.C. and NYC), the Romanian Cultural Institute (NYC), the Klavierhaus (NYC), the Preston Bradley Hall (Chicago), and the Romanian Athenaeum (Bucharest).

 

His solo engagements include concerts with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Bucharest), the Washington Sinfonietta (D.C.), the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (Winchester, VA), the Symphonic Winds (SOSU), and the Pitesti Philharmonic Orchestra (Pitesti).

 

As an active chamber musician, Catalin participated in international music festivals such as International Keyboard Institute and Festival (NYC), Interharmony International Music Festival (Germany), and International Summer Academy Prague - Wien - Budapest (Austria). 

 

Together with the Romanian violinist Alexandru Malaimare, Catalin started a project that includes lectures and promotes Romanian classical and folk music throughout the U.S. Their engagements include tours in Indiana, Illinois, D.C., Virginia, Oklahoma, and Texas.

 

An enthusiast of contemporary music by American composers, Catalin worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning composers such as David Lang, Jennifer Higdon, and John Corigliano, and performed in concerts with distinguished music groups such as Edge Ensemble (Shenandoah Conservatory) and Great Noise Ensemble (Washington D.C.).

 

Catalin is a prize winner of numerous competitions. His successes include Fr. Chopin International Piano Competition (U.S.), Shenandoah Concerto Competition (U.S.), Yamaha Piano Competition (Romania), Karl Filtsch International Piano Competition (Romania), and Pro Piano International Competition (Romania).

 

Catalin Dima currently serves on the music faculty at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Shenandoah Conservatory and a Master of Music degree from Mannes School of Music in New York City.

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