Roxana Moișanu

HARPIST • COMPOSER • ARRANGER

Roxana Moișanu began studying music, harp, and piano at the age of 12, at the “George Enescu” Music High School in Bucharest, under the guidance of Prof. Ioana Brustur (harp) and Dana Ciocârlie (piano). She graduated from the Bucharest National University of Music studying with Ph.D. Ion Ivan Roncea and prof. Elena Ganțolea (chamber music). 

Education

Principal studies

1991 – 2002

Roxana Moișanu began studying music, harp, and piano at the age of 12, at the “George Enescu” Music High School in Bucharest, under the guidance of Prof. Ioana Brustur (harp) and Dana Ciocârlie (piano). She graduated from the Bucharest National University of Music studying with Ph.D. Ion Ivan Roncea and prof. Elena Ganțolea (chamber music). 


Laureate of many national harp competitions, Roxana has a rich solo and chamber music activity. Roxana’s first solo concert abroad took place in 1994 at the Romanian Cultural Centre in Paris and in 1997, she was awarded the Excellence Prize of the Interpreters, Choreographers, and Musical Experts Union along with the Olympic Prize. 

Awards

Artistic activities

1994 – 1997


Laureate of many national harp competitions, Roxana has a rich solo and chamber music activity. Roxana’s first solo concert abroad took place in 1994 at the Romanian Cultural Centre in Paris and in 1997, she was awarded the Excellence Prize of the Interpreters, Choreographers, and Musical Experts Union along with the Olympic Prize. 


Broadcasting experience includes solo and chamber music performances, recorded or live on Cultural Channel of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company, Romanian Television Corporation, and Trinitas Television.

Broadcasting experiences

Radio, TV

1994 – 2013


Broadcasting experience includes solo and chamber music performances, recorded or live on Cultural Channel of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company, Romanian Television Corporation, and Trinitas Television.

In 2002 she had her debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploiesti performing the Concerto in C major for Flute, Harp and Orchestra by Mozart,
under the baton of Ilarion Ionescu Galaţi, and collaborated for the soundtrack recording of the movie „Youth without Youth” by Francis Ford Coppola. 

Concert debut and recording experiences

2002

In 2002 she had her debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploiesti performing the Concerto in C major for Flute, Harp and Orchestra by Mozart,
under the baton of Ilarion Ionescu Galaţi, and collaborated for the soundtrack recording of the movie „Youth without Youth” by Francis Ford Coppola. 

Roxana Moișanu performed at „Focus on Youth“ Concerts during World Harp Congress in Prague (1999) and was invited to perform again in the harp ensemble for the „Marcel Tournier Tribute Concert“ during WHC in Geneva in 2002.

World Harp Congress

1999 and 2002

Roxana Moișanu performed at „Focus on Youth“ Concerts during World Harp Congress in Prague (1999) and was invited to perform again in the harp ensemble for the „Marcel Tournier Tribute Concert“ during WHC in Geneva in 2002.

Thanks to these “Word Harp Congress” editions in which she participated, Roxana gained new experiences, by participating in recitals, workshops, conferences, access to all types of harp existing at that time, as well as making contacts with famous harpists from around the world such as Jana Boušková, Deborah Henson Conant, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, and so many others.

World Harp Congress

New openings

Thanks to these “Word Harp Congress” editions in which she participated, Roxana gained new experiences, by participating in recitals, workshops, conferences, access to all types of harp existing at that time, as well as making contacts with famous harpists from around the world such as Jana Boušková, Deborah Henson Conant, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, and so many others.

Since 2010, Roxana has constantly given recitals on the Celtic harp, being the first harpist in Romania to present the Salvi Egan electroacoustic lever harp with 38 strings.

The most important Celtic harp concerts were: „Cantigas de Santa Maria“ at „The Histories and Film Festival in Râșnov“, „Peace Hour“ recitals, a global event dedicated to World Peace, promoted and supported by Roxana, for the first time in the country, Grand Opening for the Bucharest „House of Arts“, the anniversary concert „Fleur de Lys“, dedicated to the Day of Royalty in Romania.

Lever (Celtic) harp recitals

2010 – present day

Since 2010, Roxana has constantly given recitals on the Celtic harp, being the first harpist in Romania to present the Salvi Egan electroacoustic lever harp with 38 strings.

The most important Celtic harp concerts were: „Cantigas de Santa Maria“ at „The Histories and Film Festival in Râșnov“, „Peace Hour“ recitals, a global event dedicated to World Peace, promoted and supported by Roxana, for the first time in the country, Grand Opening for the Bucharest „House of Arts“, the anniversary concert „Fleur de Lys“, dedicated to the Day of Royalty in Romania.

For promoting chamber music, she has worked closely with cellist Mladen Spasinovici, with whom she founded duo Cell’Arpa in April 2011.
Both eager for high-quality music, they decided to combine their instruments in a rarely used chamber ensemble. This unique mixture of beautiful and touching sounds, which can be either very soft or powerful, combines the elegance and sweetness of the harp, together with the sensitiveness and the strength of the cello.

Chamber music experience

2011 – Duo Cell’Arpa

For promoting chamber music, she has worked closely with cellist Mladen Spasinovici, with whom she founded duo Cell’Arpa in April 2011.
Both eager for high-quality music, they decided to combine their instruments in a rarely used chamber ensemble. This unique mixture of beautiful and touching sounds, which can be either very soft or powerful, combines the elegance and sweetness of the harp, together with the sensitiveness and the strength of the cello.

Duo Cell’Arpa already has a varied repertoire, including original works for cello and harp, as well as their own arrangements and transcriptions.
Their desire is to enrich the limited repertoire of musical literature written for cello and harp.
The purpose of their duo is to discover, arrange, perform and promote cello and harp music worldwide.

Duo Cell’Arpa

Artistic activities

Duo Cell’Arpa already has a varied repertoire, including original works for cello and harp, as well as their own arrangements and transcriptions.
Their desire is to enrich the limited repertoire of musical literature written for cello and harp.
The purpose of their duo is to discover, arrange, perform and promote cello and harp music worldwide.

In 2013 Roxana Moișanu was invited to participate in the European 8-concerts tour of the famous guitarist Steve Vai, being member of the “Evolution Tempo Orchestra” led by pianist, orchestrator, and conductor George Natsis.
The rock band of the guitarist also included Călin Grigoriu – electric guitar, Fernando Drăgănici – keyboards, Adrian Ciuplea – bass guitar, Marcel Moldovan – drums
and Sorin Dragoș – piano.

Rock Concert Experience Steve Vai Concert

2013 – The Evolution Orchestra Europe Tour

In 2013 Roxana Moișanu was invited to participate in the European 8-concerts tour of the famous guitarist Steve Vai, being member of the “Evolution Tempo Orchestra” led by pianist, orchestrator, and conductor George Natsis.
The rock band of the guitarist also included Călin Grigoriu – electric guitar, Fernando Drăgănici – keyboards, Adrian Ciuplea – bass guitar, Marcel Moldovan – drums
and Sorin Dragoș – piano.

In 2016 Roxana founded the Romanian Harpists Association and she becomes co-organiser for the Bucharest Harp Festival, together with the National University of Music Bucharest. 

Romanian Harpists Association

2016 Founder President

In 2016 Roxana founded the Romanian Harpists Association and she becomes co-organiser for the Bucharest Harp Festival, together with the National University of Music Bucharest. 

In 2018 she was appointed as official correspondent of Romania and Moldavia, for the World Harp Congress Review. She is also a member of the World Harp Congress, UCMR-ADA, and CREDIDAM.

World Harp Congress Review

2018 Correspondent

In 2018 she was appointed as official correspondent of Romania and Moldavia, for the World Harp Congress Review. She is also a member of the World Harp Congress, UCMR-ADA, and CREDIDAM.

Starting 2020, Roxana Moișanu is developing an older project, dedicating her time to harp compositions and arrangements, publishing her old and new musical works for solo lever and pedal harps, harp ensemble, piano, as well as for harp with other instruments such as cello or the flute.

Magic Harp Music Collections

2020

Starting 2020, Roxana Moișanu is developing an older project, dedicating her time to harp compositions and arrangements, publishing her old and new musical works for solo lever and pedal harps, harp ensemble, piano, as well as for harp with other instruments such as cello or the flute.

“My goal is to enrich the literature for solo harp or harp with other instruments. My compositions are dedicated to both beginner or advanced, amateur or professional harpists.
My works can be played on both pedal or lever harp. I will soon be publishing works for harps with fewer strings (less than 34 strings), as there are many novice harpists who play on small harps and do not easily find a suitable repertoire.
Through my work, I want to help beginner harpists and encourage them in their wonderful endeavor to learn this noble instrument.” (Roxana Moișanu)

Composing and arranging experience

“My goal is to enrich the literature for solo harp or harp with other instruments. My compositions are dedicated to both beginner or advanced, amateur or professional harpists.
My works can be played on both pedal or lever harp. I will soon be publishing works for harps with fewer strings (less than 34 strings), as there are many novice harpists who play on small harps and do not easily find a suitable repertoire.
Through my work, I want to help beginner harpists and encourage them in their wonderful endeavor to learn this noble instrument.” (Roxana Moișanu)

In 2020, “Pastoral visions”, one of Roxana Moișanu’s compositions, was selected and broadcast live in the world’s first audition, during the 1st edition of the “World Harp Day” global event, organized by the famous harpist Alexander Boldachev and his team, and streamed online on the 20th of October, 2020.”

“I composed “Pastoral Visions” on the 1st of December 2018 (Romania’s National Day), as a tribute to Romania, marking the 100th anniversary of the Union of Transylvania, Basarabia, and Bukovina with the Kingdom of Romania in 1918.” (Roxana Moișanu)
Read more and listen to this piece here.

World Harp Day

2020, October

Pastoral visions by Roxana Moișanu

In 2020, “Pastoral visions”, one of Roxana Moișanu’s compositions, was selected and broadcast live in the world’s first audition, during the 1st edition of the “World Harp Day” global event, organized by the famous harpist Alexander Boldachev and his team, and streamed online on the 20th of October, 2020.”

“I composed “Pastoral Visions” on the 1st of December 2018 (Romania’s National Day), as a tribute to Romania, marking the 100th anniversary of the Union of Transylvania, Basarabia, and Bukovina with the Kingdom of Romania in 1918.” (Roxana Moișanu)
Read more and listen to this piece here.

Over the years, Roxana has collaborated with various orchestras, among which we mention: Ploiești „Paul Constantinescu“ Philharmonic Orchestra, Craiova Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra, Brașov Philharmonic Orchestra, The Romanian Doctors Orchestra „Dr. Ermil Nichifor“, Representative Central Band of the Romanian Army, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest Metropolitan Orchestra, „Camerata Regală“ Orchestra, Romanian Radio National Orchestra, The Evolution Orchestra, Symphactory Orchestra.

Currently, Roxana Moișanu is Principal Harp of the National Opera Orchestra of Bucharest, where she has been working for over 21 years. 

Orchestral experiences

National Opera of Bucharest

2000 – present day

Over the years, Roxana has collaborated with various orchestras, among which we mention: Ploiești „Paul Constantinescu“ Philharmonic Orchestra, Craiova Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra, Brașov Philharmonic Orchestra, The Romanian Doctors Orchestra „Dr. Ermil Nichifor“, Representative Central Band of the Romanian Army, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest Metropolitan Orchestra, „Camerata Regală“ Orchestra, Romanian Radio National Orchestra, The Evolution Orchestra, Symphactory Orchestra.

Currently, Roxana Moișanu is Principal Harp of the National Opera Orchestra of Bucharest, where she has been working for over 21 years. 

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