Pianist of Romanian origin, Ancuza Aprodu began her piano studies at the age of four and, a year later, won the Suceava Interpretation Competition. She continued her piano studies in Bucharest before settling in Italy where she received instruction from Roberto Bollea for the piano and Enrico Correggia for writing and the history of Music. She then obtained the Piano Diploma at the National Conservatory “G.Verdi” in Turin and was laureate of various international competitions.
She settled permanently in France and at the same time began an international solo career, performing a repertoire spanning the Baroque period to the present day.
Creation holding an important place in her career, Ancuza Aprodu has performed many first auditions of young composers as well as prestigious creators such as Hugues Dufourt, Richard Festinger, Enrico Correggia, Klaus Ager, Hiroshi Nakamura, Dieter Acker, Marlos Nobre, Daniel Teruggi, Jean-Claude Risset, Alessandro Solbiati…
In this field of contemporary music, she took part, for several years, as a permanent member or privileged guest soloist, in the activities of ensembles such as Antidogma Musica, L’Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, I Solisti della Camerata Casella, Neues Ensemble Linz and performs as a concert soloist with major groups and orchestras around the world.
In addition, numerous radio and television productions have been produced with her participation as well as several disc recordings testifying both to her experience and the high qualities of her piano playing.
Several of her recordings have been awarded prizes: Diapason d’or for “Metéores” / Dufourt / EOC / Kawka, Coup de Coeur Académie Charles Cross for “Litanies du Soleil” / Lemaitre / AA.VV, Quatre étoiles Classica for ” The Four Seasons “/ Teruggi. She jointly directed the Contemporary Piano collection at Editions Jobert.
Among her recitals and concerts, we can mention in particular the interpretation of concertos by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Messiaen, Paris, Correggia, Solbiati, Dufourt … Concerts accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestras of the Italian RAI, Bucarest, Craiova, Treviso, Novara, Nice, Medellin, Briansk, by the EOC, the Ensemble Contrechamps de Genève, the ensemble 2e2m.
Let us also mention tours of recitals and master classes given in some thirty countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and America including in particular important festivals and concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, the Morrison Chamber Music Center in San Francisco, the Cervantino Mexico Festival, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Radio France in Paris, the Musica Festival in Strasbourg, the Studio Ernest-Ansermet Radio Geneva, Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro, Auditorium in Dijon, Auditorium Reina Sofia in Madrid, …
It is a very wide range of repertoire, based on a vast heritage of interpretation, a permanent curiosity, the in-depth exploration and mastery of the styles which make the fame and the singularity of Ancuza Aprodu, a pianist questioning today great romantic and contemporary works with the same spirit of research, integrity, fantasy too, an artist in great demand finally by the great creators of our time. Witness the concertante works for piano dedicated to him by Hugues Dufourt, Enrico Correggia, Bernard de Vienne and Gerard Zinsstag among others.
With her trio, she toured in April 2019 in France and the United States (Debussy, Ravel, Fauré).
Over the last few seasons, she has created numerous works including “Mouvements”, a concerto for piano and ensemble by Philippe Manoury with the EOC and under the direction of Bruno Mantovani (Messiaen Festival, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Opéra de Saint Etienne and “E basta così”, a piece for piano and electronics by Daniel Teruggi (Maison de la Radio). She performs in solo recital on tours in Italy, Germany and France, as well as in duo with bass-baritone Vincent Le Texier (Opéra de Limoges, Festival Berlioz de la Côte Saint André, Paris, Lille, Opéra of Nice, Saint Etienne Opera, Turin Antidogma Festival, Musicalta Festival,…).
She is also the guest of the Stanislas Quartet of Nancy in a program around the César Franck quintet.
Among the concerts this season, we can cite the creation of “Mouvements”, the new concerto for piano and ensemble that Philippe Manoury dedicated to him (Festival Messiaen, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu), solo tours in Italy and France. as well as several recitals with bass-baritone Vincent Le Texier (Limoges, Lille, Festival Berlioz de la Côte Saint André, Paris,) with whom she is preparing a double CD.
Ancuza Aprodu is professor at Saint-Cloud conservatoire.