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Tudor Dornescu

Violinist

A native of Romania, violinist Tudor Dornescu has completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance in 2013 at Boston University. Prior to his DMA degree, he obtained his Bachelor of Music from the National University of Music from Bucharest, Romania, and a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Rice University, Houston, TX. During 2005-06, Mr. Dornescu attended the Cork School of Music in Ireland as an “Erasmus” International Exchange student where he studied classical violin with Gregory Ellis and Adrian Petcu.

 

Mr. Dornescu has participated in numerous competitions and received multiple highest honors. His most recent appearances as a teacher and performer in summer festivals include the Luzerne Music Center, the 2017 Tanglewood BUTI Summer Program where he performed chamber music with fellow BUTI faculty and members of the BSO, the 2013 Castleton Music Festival, VA, under the guidance of Maestro Lorin Maazel, the 2012 Duxbury Music Festival in Duxbury, MA, the 2010 “Spoleto USA” (Charleston, SC) and the Yehudi Menuhin Summer Academy (Blonay, Switzerland).


Mr. Dornescu has performed across the US, Asia and Europe in venues such as Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall (Boston, MA), Fukuoka Symphony Hall (Japan), Shanghai City Theater, MAO Livehouse Beijing, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Holland), National Concert Hall (Ireland), Romanian Atheneum and the National Radio Hall (Romania). Since 2009, Mr. Dornescu performs regularly in the Boston area with
some of the city’s finest ensembles. Together with his violinist wife Aleksandra Labinska, he has completed a 22-city performing tour in China as a member of the Mirage Violin Duo. A versatile musician, Tudor Dornescu plays regularly the electric violin and has collaborated with pop-rock artists such as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Video Game Orchestra, Evanescence, Celtic Thunder, Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli and many others. His musical inspirations range from the solo keyboard works of J.S. Bach to the heavy metal beats of Metallica and System Of A Down. Tudor can be heard on labels such as BMOP Sound, Soundtrec and other independent recording.

Aleksandra Labinska

Violinist

Aleksandra Labinska is a versatile violinists performing as a soloists, chamber musician and orchestral players
throughout United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. She is an eager collaborator on contemporary music projects and is a highly sought after violinists for solo recitals, recording and educational outreach concerts. Aleksandra frequently ventures outside of the classical music realm to pop and rock concerts, video game music and film scoring recordings. She has collaborated with artists such as Hansen String Theory, Evanescense, Irish Thunder, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Kygo, Game of Thrones production, Il Volo to name a few. Aleksandra is a section member of the Grammy award winning Albany Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony New Hampshire. She frequently performs with the Hartford Symphony as well as Cape Cod Symphony. As a chamber musician she is a member of with Virtuoso Soloists of New York, Voyage Piano Trio as well as the Mirage Violin Duo. Aleksandra’s toured with the Boston Chamber Orchestra in southern Japan and participated in the World Music Festival performing throughout mainland China. She had the privilege of participating in festivals including Banff Center Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival, International Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling at University of Toronto, Lancut International Music Courses In Poland, St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford University, Castleton Music Festival in Virginia under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel and AIMS festival in Graz, Austria . She frequently collaborates with the Boston String Ensemble as well as Atlantic Strings on performing projects and can be heard on BMOP sounds, Naxos recording and WGBH broadcasting. Aleksandra appeared as a soloist with the Mooredale Concerto Players in Toronto, and Ostinato Chamber Orchestra in Poland. Her concert activities had taken her, Stefaniensaal in Austria, Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto) and Fukuoka Symphony Hall (Japan) as well as TD Gardens, to Boston’s Symphony Hall, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), New York Town Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Mohegan Sun and large arenas across New England.


As a teacher, Aleksandra serves as an Adjunct Violin/Viola Faculty at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Music
Department and during the summer months at the Luzerne Music Center. Her previous appointments included Boston University Tanglewood Institute Violin Workshop Faculty, South Shore Conservatory, Point CounterPoint
Music Center and Boston Suzuki Institute collaboration. Aleksandra holds a Doctorate and Masters degree from the
Boston University College of the Arts under the tutelage of Professor Yuri Mazurkevich. Her undergraduate studies
were completed at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music and University of Toronto, Faculty of
Music. 

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