Dana Nigrim, born in Bucharest, Romania, has studied the piano since the age of 5, and made her début with an orchestra at the age of 10. She obtained her Bachelor in Piano Interpretation at the Music Lyceum, Brasov, and her Masters in Piano Interpretation at the National Superior Conservatory of Bucharest where she received the First Prize in Interpretation, Chamber Music and Theory of Music. Between 1990 - 1992 she attended the Advanced Interpretation Course at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris with the pianist Thedeore Paraskivescu, obtaining a scholarship from the French Government upon the recommendation of Maria Juao Pires who appreciated her powerful talent and great musicality. Giving several recitals in Paris, her talent was noticed by the pianist François René Duchable as well: "Listening to Dana Nigrim play works of Debussy, Ravel, Chopin and Schubert, I was very much impressed by the character she succeeds in giving to each of her interpretations. Her rhythmic rigour, her natural sense of the phrase, the quality of her touch, her very solid technique; everything makes her a pianist able to approach all styles in the happiest manner." In 1996 she finished her Ph.D. in Piano-Interpretation at the University of Montreal with Professor Gilles Manny. Aside from being soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Brasov, she has given concerts with philharmonic orchestras and recitals in Romania, France and Canada, many of them broadcasted.
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