Video: Alina Rotaru Plays Sweelinck



Alina Rotaru (photo: courtesy of the artist)

A brief introduction to harpsichordist Alina Rotaru, in her own words.

Alina Rotaru studied piano and choral conducting at the music conservatory in her hometown Bucharest. There she came into contact with Early Music and founded her first ensemble. After moving to Germany in 1999, she studied harpsichord with Siegbert Rampe and Wolfgang Kostujak in Duisburg, Carsten Lohff and Detlef Bratschke in Bremen and Bob van Asperen in Amsterdam.

She is the winner of the 6th Biagio Marini Early Music Competition.

The debut CD of her ensemble LUXURIANS with works by G. Ph. Telemann was released in 2009. Her debut solo CD with harpsichord works by J. P. Sweelinck was released in October 2010. She plays concerts and gives master classes inside and outside Europe. Alina Rotaru is currently working at the University of the Arts in Bremen as a harpsichord instructor.

Here’s Alina performing a work by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

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  • Peter Watchorn

    Some of the finest harpsichord playing of our time. Only Gustav Leonhardt has produced such excellent results in this repertoire. Peter Watchorn