My teacher Professor Gregor Weichert used to tell me: ‘You have to have a desire for the tone to sound.’ It means to try to produce a sound that you can love. And if you love it, everybody else will love it too. That’s all! Not quite. Practicing helps, too.
Teofana Mezincescu was born in Romania. She received her first musical training at age 5 from her mother, who is also a pianist. In 1986, she moved with her family to Germany where she continued her musical education at the Musikschule der Stadt Bonn.
She received several awards at the Jugend Musiziert Competition.
In 1991, she was accepted into the Hochschule f. Musik Detmold where she studied with Professor Roland Proll and received her Bachelor in Music Education.
She performed in Advanced Master Classes in Germany (Bonn, Münster, Dortmund ) and Austria (Ost-West Musikfest).
In 2001, Teofana graduated with a Masters in Piano Performance from the Hochschule für Musik Detmold where she had the privilege of studying with Professor Gregor Weichert.
PIANO FACULTY – 2 Pianos, 8 Hands
TABITHA BARATTINI, TEOFANA MEZINCESCU, MONICA NORDELO, and JAVIER SARDINAS
Dance Macabre, Op.40
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Transcribed by Ernest Guiraud (1837-1892)
Teofana came to the United States in 2004. Today, she teaches piano at the Miami Conservatory of Music.