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Born in Timișoara in 1988 into a musical family with a classical music background, Dinu is a Romanian concert pianist established in Switzerland. He developed his musical skills at the "Haute École de Musique de Genève" having had as mentors Prof. Dominique Weber and Cédric Pescia.

During his studies in Geneva, Dinu received two prizes for outstanding academic results and had the opportunity to receive musical advice from renowned pedagogues such as Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov, Menahem Pressler, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald and Paul Coker.

In 2021 Dinu received the title of Doctor of Music with distinction, as part of the Western University of Timișoara (Romania), thanks to his doctoral thesis entitled “The Interpretation of Béla Bartók’s Musical Microcosm: Between the Elements of Musical Language and Artistic Expression”.

As a Soloist, Dinu has performed with the main orchestras in Romania as well as with the Orchestra of the HEM of Geneva, the Orchestre des Variations Symphoniques of Vevey and the Orchestra of the Festival of Gijón-Candás in Spain. His musical career also includes participation in various International Competitions and Festivals such as the Geneva International Piano Competition, George Enescu Piano Competition, the Millennium Piano Festival of Gijón (Spain), Verbier Festival UNLTD, Puplinge Classique (Switzerland) and Les Estivales de Megève (France).

In Switzerland he has performed at the Menuhin Forum in Bern, the Ansermet Studio of the Swiss Radio and Television (Geneva), the Franz Liszt Hall of the Conservatoire de Musique, the “Les Salons” Theater and the Cour de l’Hôtel-de-Ville in Geneva, Salle Paderewski in Lausanne.

He has been awarded numerous prizes, among the most prestigious are the 2nd Prize in the International “Béla Bartók” Piano Competition in 2017 (Szeged, Hungary), and the Rotary Club Award for Excellence for his participation in Art and Culture in Romania.

In 2020 he made his debut at Victoria Hall in Geneva with his piano duo called OXY MORE. The duo has recorded a concept CD in 2021 – which brings an innovative repertoire for 2 pianos – at the Rosey Concert Hall in Rolle (Switzerland). In 2022, under the patronage of pianist Martha Argerich, OXY MORE made a Concert for Peace dedicated to the Victims of the Ukraine War at the “Memorial to the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance” in Sighetu Marmatiei (Romania).

Since 2017, Dinu is also a piano teacher at the Popular Conservatory of Music, Dance and Theatre in Geneva and at the Music School of Lausanne. He is increasingly dedicated to mixing classical and modern repertoire with contemporary works for piano. To that end, one of his latest projects include live audio-video recordings of Max Richter’s piano music connected with works for piano by Fr. Schubert, F. Chopin and R. Schumann.

His latest solo project called ROmerican Avant-Garde brings a fusion between American and Romanian 20th Century Works for piano. The main piece of this one-shot concert is “The Seven Deadly Sins” by the American composer Jacob Druckman, a work written and created in Paris in 1955 that Dinu replayed in Europe after 67 years, in 2022.

The audacious works proposed by ROmerican Avant-Garde explore emotional themes ranging from anger to dreams, to rebelliousness, with a touch of nostalgia from Eastern Europe as well as a post-war America. Echoing our 21st century identity crisis, this program testifies to the need for a new, daring approach.

ROmerican Avant-Garde was recently presented and performed at the Verbier Festival UNLTD.