At first glance Maria Radutu is a successful classical pianist. Look a little closer and you will see the very profile of a unique musician who rather than buying into the commercial music industry has instead developed her brilliant technique and artistic craftmanship through well thought-out programing and unusual concepts for her concerts and CDs. All of which have taken her beyond the realm of mere vistuosity and perfection, without losing either. (Florian Willeitner)
With remarkable CD concepts, classical in solo concerts, groovy with the New Piano Trio, and as a bold programme maker, Maria Radutu pursues the goal of creating moments that change the listener's pulse.
Maria Radutu’s solo career has included concerts with orchestra in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Auditorio National in Madrid as well as an Asia tour with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Cornelius Meister.
Signed with Universal Music Group as a DECCA Artist for concept albums, Maria released Insomnia in June 2016 at Porgy&Bess. Her debut CD Joujoux was released in 2013 at Preiser Records.
In January 2017, she will make her debut with American orchestras with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and California Symphony.
Recitals and chamber music concerts have taken her from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden to Beijing, where she opened the Mozart year with Lang Lang and Dominik Hellsberg in 2006.
Together with Florian Willeitner and Ivan Turkalj, she forms the New Piano Trio whose first album, NP3, was published in 2016.
Furthermore, Radutu was the artistic director of the PhilKlang ensemble, programme director of the Kontrapunkte Festival in Lafnitz and director of the SoundGarden Festival in Vienna.
Maria Radutu is the founder of Building Bridges – Kunst in Bewegung – a long-term project with workshops and concerts by and for young refugees.