A captivating artist, Axia Marinescu unveils a subtle and refined playing, which shows solid and clear virtuosity

Crescendo Magazine

Axia Marinescu music lover pianist in concert

A musician who "seduces the public with a warm and rich sound” (Concertclassic.com), French-Romanian pianist Axia Marinescu features a “strong personality and an elegant and colourful playing” (Radio Classique, France).

Axia’s remarkable talent was recognized since she was very young. At the age of 8, she was awarded her first international prize at the Stresa competition in Italy. Axia is a winner of numerous awards in France, Romania, Greece and Italy. Axia Marinescu made a distinguished début when she was only 11 years old, with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra in Bucharest, being described by the critics as “an incredible young pianist sharing with Mozart the spirit of genius”. 

New season's highlights include a series of recitals across Europe and Asia. Her new CD Les femmes dansent, recorded in the beautiful Salle Gaveau in Paris and dedicated to French dance music, was released in collaboration with Klarthe and the support of Yamaha. The album reached the top 10 classical release ranking in 2022 and received unanimous critical acclaim.

Axia performs solo and with orchestra in various important venues in Europe (Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Cité de la musique, Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, Cloître des Jacobins in Toulouse, Auditorium of Palermo, Bucharest Athenaeum ...) and Asia (Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Nanjing Poly Grand Theater etc.). She is often invited to play at prestigious piano festivals: Piano aux Jacobins, Piano en Valois, L’esprit du piano, Palermo Classica, Enesco Festival... Her vaste repertory includes works going from Bach and Rameau to contemporary composers, emphasizing her versatile musicianship.

Axia Marinescu had the privilege to receive the guidance of internationally acclaimed pianists, who forged her refined and temperamental musical personality: Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Dominique Cornil, Rena Shereshevskaya, Théodore Paraschivesco and Gabriel Teclu.

Born in Romania and attracted to music very early, Axia Marinescu started studying piano at the age of 5 at the George Enescu Music School in Bucharest. She also studied music theory, harmony, counterpoint and composition. At 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, where she received her degree with great honors. Axia appeared on TV programs in France, Switzerland, Romania and China.

Alongside her solo career, Axia Marinescu gives conferences and masterclasses to young pianists in Europe and Asia. She has a particular interest in sharing her musical knowledge to children and music lovers from all backgrounds. 

Axia's steady curiosity and search of beauty led her to study Philosophy, being a graduate of the Paris University. She is a TED speaker and her articles were published in Germany and her native Romania. Axia Marinescu proposes, through a holistic approach, to show how philosophy and music find themselves on the path of emotion, by enlightening each other, but also which is the impact they have on individuals in our society. Axia Marinescu gives conferences on this topic alongside personnalities such as french Academician Pierre Brunel, musicologists and philosophes.

Axia Marinescu was appointed in 2023 a Knight of the Cultural Merit by the President of Romania. She speaks fluently five languages and is currently based in Paris.