Adela Liculescu

"Music is my life, I could hardly imagine a life without music. I started playing the piano at the age of four. Now, 20 years later, I can already say that over the years I have met and played a lot of pianos and in the meantime I have already decided which is my favorite instrument - and that is Bösendorfer. I like the sound of this instrument - it is equally sweet and profound and resembles a human voice. That is why I always like to play Bösendorfer and always feel "at home" when making music on a Bösendorfer piano."

Adela Liculescu was born in 1993 in Craiova (Romania) and began playing the piano at the age of four. She studied at the music school in her hometown under the teachers Mariana Ilie and Prof. Mihai Ungureanu and completed her musical studies in masterclasses with Walter Krafft and Prof. Csíky Boldizsár. After the baccalaureate (which she passed with maximum grades) she went on studying piano performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in the class of Prof. Martin Hughes. Adela is the winner of numerous piano competitions. In September 2017 she won in less than two weeks 1st prizes in both existing Brahms competitions (Pörtschach, Austria and Detmold, Germany). In Pörtschach she was also awarded the Audience Award.
Also in 2017 she won the Yamaha Music Award Austria and earned a scholarship from the Thyll-Dürr-Foundation in Switzerland. In 2015, she was awarded the 1st prize at the Bösendorfer Competition in Vienna

 - on this occasion she played in the finale at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn under Stefan Vladar Beethoven's 2nd Piano Concerto. In a variety of solo performances with orchestras, for example on the radio and television of her home country, the pianist convinced the audience with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Liszt. The highlights included among other performances with the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Romania under the direction of Wojciech Rodek in front of more than 3,000 listeners, with the New Symphony Orchestra Berlin under the direction of Raphael Haeger in the Philharmonie Berlin and with the Romanian Sinfonietta under the direction of Horia Andreescu in the Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest. In 2018 she was a soloist with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. After winning the Best Romanian Pianist Award

in 2014 at the International George Enescu Competition Bucharest, she was invited to perform as a soloist in the International Jeunesse Musicales Conducting Competition Bucharest in 2015, performing three different piano concertos with the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra and the finalists of the conducting competition. Her solo recitals enthralled audiences in London (St Martin-in-the-Fields), Munich (Gasteig), Vienna (Musikverein, Imperial, Bösendorfer Hall in the Mozarthaus Vienna, Beethoven House), Bucharest (Romanian Athenaeum, Museum George Enescu ) and many other concert halls in Europe. 

In 2016 she was awarded the Romanian Student of the year prize in the Art category at a gala in the Romanian Parliament of Bucharest.
As in 2018 is Adela Liculescu Official Bösendorfer Artist.