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Besides her exciting work as a group leader at The South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra, the violinist Mihaela Oprea has joined several times orchestras from Romania, Germany and The South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist, collaborating with renowned conductors as Reinhard Goebel, I. Ionescu-Galați, Emil Simon, Niklas Willén, Alexander Schwinck, Per-Otto Johansson, Thomas Jensen and Christian Kluxen. She also gave many recitals in Romania, Denmark, Germany and USA.

Her first CD, ‘Tango jalousie, Hora staccato & other Danish and Romanian Pieces’ together with the Danish pianist Jakob Alsgaard Bahr has recently been released by the Danish record label ‘Danacord’, www.danacord.dk and it’s available on ‘Naxos’, ‘iTunes’, ‘Spotify’. Shortly after the release, the cd has caught the attention and admiration of the audience and the reviewers around the world.

In November 2018 Oprea has made her US debut as the Weaver Guest Artist 2018 at The Music Department of The South Dakota University where she played as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra, gave masterclasses and a recital, joining the famous ‘Rawlins Piano Trio’ in the second half.

Oprea is a very enthusiastic and curious musician, that is why she often delves into the unexpected while searching for and proposing the repertoire. Thus, she has set up, conducted and performed with the fellow colleagues pieces like Richard Strauss ‘Till Eulenspiegel, Einmal Anders!’, Frank Bridge’s Sextet, The Octets by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and George Enescu.

Born in Brașov, Romania, the violinist Mihaela Oprea started studying music at 6 years old as a pupil of Mrs. Stela Mărginean and Maestro I. Ionescu-Galați, the conductor and director of the Brașov Philharmonic Orchestra. She was immediately deeply fascinated by the violin and began to win a whole series of national and later international prizes , and at 11 years old, she made her solo debut with the Brașov Philharmonic Orchestra.

Oprea continued her studies with Mr. Mihai Wunderlich at The Secondary Music School from Cluj and later at Bucharest Music University. She took violin classes from Mrs. Adriana Carpen and Mrs. Ioana Croitoru and private lessons with Maestro Ștefan Gheorghiu. She performed as soloist with some orchestras in Romania, as well as radio broadcasts, and also started a career as chamber musician and soloist abroad. In 1998, Oprea won a position in The South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra (Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester).

Oprea completed her musical studies in Denmark. Between 2006 and 2009, she was student of the Danish violinist Kim Sjøgren and obtained her diploma from the solo class of the Royal Danish Conservatory from Århus.

Showing passion and big interest for the musical life, both on stage and behind the scenes, Oprea received a Diploma in Music Business in 2015 and ‘Innovative Music Management’ in 2018. She was a member of the Artistic Committee and The Board of Directors of The South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra for some years, as well.

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