Biography

Born in 1973 in Bucharest (Romania), Simona Glavan begins her musical studies at the age of five, under the guidance of Stella Camenita at the "Georges Enesco" music school. In the years that follow she moves to the United States, pursuing her studies with the Russian born concert pianist Eleonora Lvov, at the Cleveland Music School Settlement; a particularly enriching collaboration, Simona Glavan affirms herself as a very promising young talent, winning for two years in a row the First Prize of the Concerto Competition. She is invited to participate in the "Live with the Arts" festival in Cleveland, and remains active in many important regional cultural activities.

In 1990 she enrolls in a double degree program, one at the Conservatory (Piano Performance in the studio of Peter Takacs), the other at the University (Philosophy), and gives regular performances at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Baldwin Wallace University, Harkness Chapel (Cleveland), Case Western Reserve University, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Chautauqua Festival (New York).

In 1994, after having received the "Dean's High Honors" for two consecutive years, having won full scholarships of study for four years, and having ranked as a student of merit among the top 2% in the U.S.A., Simona Glavan graduates from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and moves back to Europe.

Residing in Paris ever since, she performs in solo and chamber music concerts around Europe, and benefits from the advice of gifted musical figures such as Vadim Sakharov and Vladimir Krainev. The year 1995 sees the beginning of a renewed and tight collaboration with the eminent professor Stella Camenita, now settled in Spain, whose support in artistical and personal endeavors is priceless.