Axia Marinescu is a concert pianist and winner of numerous awards in Romania, Greece, Italy, France. Axia’s remarkable talent was recognized as she was very young. At the age of 8, she was awarded her first international prize at the Stresa competition in Italy. Axia Marinescu made a distinguished début when she was 11 years old, with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra in Bucharest, being described by conductor Ovidiu Balan as “an incredible young pianist sharing with Mozart the spirit of genius”.
"A strong personality with an authentic soloist character, whose playing is clear and the sound, colourful” (Théodore Paraschivesco), Axia is “a pianist who shows lyrical and plastic keyboard artistry“ (Opera Magazine, Paris). Axia Marinescu is often invited to perform at various prestigious piano festivals: Piano aux Jacobins, Piano en Valois, Enesco. She recorded for the Romanian Broadcasting Corporation and her concerts were broadcasted on television.
In 2013, Axia Marinescu was the first Romanian artist invited to perform at the prestigious award ceremony of the Légion d’honneur, in Paris.
Born in Romania, Axia Marinescu started studying piano at the age of 5, with Ms. Ileana Busuioc at the George Enescu Music High School in Bucharest. She also studied music theory, harmony, counterpoint and composition. By the age of 17, Axia continued her studies at the Conservatory of Lausanne, being admitted directly in the Master Course and later at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and the Royal Conservatory of Bruxelles (graduated Magna cum laude in 2013), under the guidance of internationally acclaimed pianists and musicians: Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Dominique Cornil, Rena Shereshevskaya, Théodore Paraschivesco, Gabriel Teclu.
Axia Marinescu followed various master classes, most notably with pianists Jacques Rouvier, Roy Howat, Felix Gottlieb, Andrzej Jasinski, Stanislav Pochekin. She was awarded the Scheuring musical Grant in 2010.
Axia Marinescu also graduated in Philosophy from the Paris University. She is a TED speaker and her articles were published in Germany and Romania. Axia Marinescu speaks fluently five languages.