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Busy Recording Season
May 15, 2012

In addition to teaching, recitals and concerts as a conductor and soloist with the Helena Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Romanian Radio, Targoviste Philharmonic and West Chester University Orchestra, Marinescu is busy in the recording studio.

January 2012 - Kakuy by Osias Wilensky, conducting Tapestry East for Parma Recordings.
May 2012 - Divertimento for strings by Bill Sherrill  for Parma Recordings.
May 14,15 - Concerto in B Flat Major by Luigi Boccherini, conductor and soloist, with the Chamber Orchestra of the Romanian Radio, for the Romanian Radio Company.
Upcoming (July/August): works for solo cello or chamber works by Ascioti, Gottshalck, Beeler, March and Bartholomew for Parma Recordings.

Review in ACTUALITATEA MUZICALA Nr. 7 - July 2011
Sep 06, 2011

The Suites for Cello by Bach
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ACTUALITATEA MUZICALA  Nr. 7 - July 2011 (Romania)

OVIDIU MARINESCU is an eminent Romanian cellist settled abroad, whose solo career harmoniously combines a rich teaching activity with conducting successes.
After Casals there were Starker, Yo Yo-Ma, Mayski, some of the greatest. But now we have a Romanian who can measure against them and he's doing very well. Ovidiu Marinescu's interpretation is strong and dignified, may be lyrical or dramatic, but first it is powerful. It gives you the feeling of an absolute power, indisputable: it's Bach's music in pure state, music that is above all human will.

The technical perfection of the artist is coupled with a refined taste, resulting in an interpretation full of emotion and musical knowledge.  If any creative output bears the marks of the time, the most important thing is projecting it into the future, and in this context, the new but brave idea to mix the suites and the order of the movements as chosen by the performer, gives Bach's music a note of freedom and gives the suites an infinite kaleidoscopic structure, in which any final chord may become... a semicolon...


Review: "A Ravishing New Recording of Bach's Cello Suites by Ovidiu Marinescu"
Jul 29, 2011


Bach Cello Suites Review
Jul 28, 2011

"Marinescu's renderings of these works struck me as reasonably relaxed, stylish, and refined, yet with much personal character. While the soloist seems to place a premium on precise execution above all else, there is also a sense of pleasure and animation in the performances, with clean articulation and rhythmically dynamic cadences. In the process, Marinescu catches Bach's varying moods of joy, meditation, lyricism, amiability, swagger, exuberance, solemnity, and regality at least as well as most of his competition."
John J. Puccio


Bach Cello Suites released by Navonna Records
Jul 28, 2011

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