Ioana Cristina Goicea


”[Goicea´s] unwavering lyricism in the Nocturne and vibrant song in its dark Passacaglia contrasted with the scherzo´s barbed lightning and the knockabout ironies of its Big Top Burlesca. Her absolute assurance in Shostakovich´s extremely taxing cadenza was a preview, in many respects, for an encore to come - a lingeringly buoyant Bach Sarabande.” - NZ Herald, Auckland

”Ioana Cristina Goicea is a gracious amazon and an electric presence on the stage with her beautiful Guadagnini violin.” - Nelson Weekly, Nelson

”It was clear from the passionate fiery first cadenza the Romanian violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea was the winner of this year´s Michael Hill International Violin Competition. [...] This was brave showmanship and revealed a new star in the musical firmament.” - New Business Review, Auckland

”With her explosive temperament and a mastery that could defy today´s greatest violinists, Ioana Cristina Goicea revealed nothing short of ingenuity. The strikingly confident soloist brought the house down, when her bow transformed Tchaikovsky´s D major concerto into a pulsating, exhilarating listening experience.” - Badisches Tagblatt, Baden-Baden

”Ioana Cristina Goicea unleashed on her Guadagnini violin elements of fundamental force, even in whispering piano she projects overwhelming energy” - Sükurier, Konstanz

”Ioana Cristina Goicea is one to watch” - Sir Michael Hill, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand

”Romanian Ioana Cristina Goicea was one of the best in terms of projection and musicianly involvement” - William Dart, The New Zealand Herald

”A powerful, dynamic, highly virtuoso Paganini of the romanian violinist, who completely immersed in the climate of the famous work, vigorous and intelligent” - L´


“Ioana Cristina Goicea played wonderfully [...]. She is a true artist, and that is what matters. She has potential to become a star [...]” - Vadim Repin

Ioana Cristina Goicea is one of the outstanding violinists of her generation. She won First Prize at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, with critics praising her passionate performance and describing her as “a new star in the musical firmament.” In 2018 she won First Prize at the German Music Competition in Bonn and was a laureate of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. In 2019 she became a prize winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

Ms. Goicea has performed at renowned venues and festivals in Europe, Asia, America, New Zealand and Australia, among them the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Bozar Brussels, the Queen Elisabeth Hall Antwerp, the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Athenaeum Bucharest, the Townhall Auckland and the Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava.

She has performed as a soloist with the Belgian National Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Auckland Philharmonia, the Indianapolis Symphony, the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra Bucharest, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the National Radio Orchestra Bucharest, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie and the Baden-Baden Philharmonic.

In addition to her career as a soloist, the young violinist is also an avid chamber musician. In 2015, together with pianist Andrei Banciu, she won Second Prize and the Young Duo Award at the International Competition “Premio Trio di Trieste”. In 2016 she participated in the Chamber Music Academy of the Heidelberger Frühling Music Festival, in 2017 she was invited to the Hitzacker Festival and its Academy, and in 2018 she took part in the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy.

Ioana Cristina Goicea was born into a family of musicians in Bucharest in 1992. She is studying with Krzysztof Węgrzyn at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. She previously studied with Mariana Sîrbu at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig and with Petru Munteanu at the University of Music and Theater in Rostock.

The violin

As a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and prizewinner at the 21st Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfond Music Competition, Ioana Cristina Goicea plays a Giambattista Guadagnini violin (Parma, 1761) generously loaned to her by the Federal Republic of Germany.


Ioana Cristina Goicea gehört zu den herausragenden Violistinnen der jüngeren Generation. 2017 gewann sie den ersten Preis der Michael Hill Violin Competition in Neuseeland, wo die Presse ihre leidenschaftlichen Auftritte feierte und sie zum „neuen Stern am musikalischen Firmament“ ernannte. 2018 wurde sie erste Preisträgerin des Deutschen Musikwettbewerbs in Bonn und Preisträgerin des Internationalen Indianapolis Violinwettbewerbs in den USA. 2019 wurde sie Preisträgerin des Königin-Elisabeth-Wettbewerbs in Brüssel.

Sie gastierte in renommierten Konzerthäusern und bei Festivals in Europa, Asien, Amerika, Neuseeland und Australien. So war sie unter anderem im Concertgebouw Amsterdam, St Martin-in-the-Fields London, Melbourne Recital Centre, Bozar Brussel, Königin Elizabeth Saal Antwerp, in der Shanghai Concert Hall, im Rumänischen Athenäum, in der Townhall Auckland, im Staatstheater Heidelberg und in der Slowakischen Philharmonie Bratislava zu hören.

Solistisch spielte Ioana Cristina Goicea unter anderem mit dem Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de chambre de Wallonie, George Enescu Philharmonie Bukarest, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk Orchester Bukarest, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, mit der Südwestdeutschen Philharmonie und der Philharmonie Baden-Baden. Neben ihrer Solistentätigkeit ist die junge Violinistin auch eine begeisterte Kammermusikerin. Sie ist Preisträgerin des ACM Trio di Trieste Kammermusikwettbewerbs 2015, bei dem sie im Duo gemeinsam mit dem Pianisten Andrei Banciu den 2. Preis sowie den Young Award gewann. 2016 nahm sie als Stipendiatin an der Kammermusik-Akademie des Heidelberger Frühlings, 2017 an den Sommerlichen Musiktagen Hitzacker und dessen Akademie und 2018 an der Verbier Festival Akademie teil.

Ioana Cristina Goicea wurde 1992 in Bukarest, Rumänien, in eine Musikerfamilie geboren. Sie studiert bei Krzysztof Węgrzyn an der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. Zuvor wurde sie von Mariana Sîrbu an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ in Leipzig und von Petru Munteanu an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock ausgebildet.

Ihre Karriere wurde von der Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S., der Gertrud- und Hellmut Barthel Stiftung, dem DAAD, von ad infinitum Leipzig, der Live Music Now Hannover und der Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung gefördert. Seit Oktober 2017 ist sie Stipendiatin der Gundlach-Stiftung, Hannover.

Die Geige

Als Stipendiatin der Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben und Preisträgerin des 21. Wettbewerbs des Deutschen Musikinstrumentenfonds spielt Ioana Cristina Goicea eine Violine von Giambattista Guadagnini, Parma 1761, aus dem Besitz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.


Tanara violonista Ioana Cristina Goicea este unul dintre cele mai promitatoare talente ale generatiei tinere. La cei 26 de ani, ea se mandreste cu un palmares international impresionant. In Iunie 2017 a castigat premiul I la prestigioasa competitie de vioara ”Michael Hill” din Noua Zeelanda, unde presa a declarat-o ”un nou star pe firmamentul muzical”.
Este recent laureata a concursurilor Regina Elisabeta de la Bruxelles (2019) si Indianapolis (2018).
A obtinut de asemenea Premiul I la concursurile Internationale ”Johannes Brahms” 2013 in Austria si ”Andrea Postacchini” 2012 Italia. De asemenea este laureata a concursului ”Fritz Kreisler” Vienna 2014 si, recent, a castigat premiul ”Carl-Flesch” la academia cu acelasi nume in Baden-Baden, Germania.

Violonista Ioana Cristina Goicea a concertat ca solistă cu Belgian National Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Indianapolis State Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Norddeutsche Philarmonie, Filarmonica George Enescu, Orchestra Naţională şi Orchestra de Cameră Radio, Orchestra Naţională de Tineret, I Virtuosi Italiani, Kunitachi Symphoniker, Filarmonica de Stat Chisinau precum si cu toate orchestrele simfonice din Romania.

In 2015 a castigat, impreuna cu pianistul Andrei Banciu, premiul al doilea si ”Young Awardâ” la concursul international de muzica de camera de la Trieste. In 2016 a fost invitata sa participe la presigioasa Academie de Muzica de Camera ”Heidelberger Frühling” din Germania si in 2017 a debutat in cadrul turneului ”New Masters on Tour”, impreuna cu pianistul Andrei Banciu, la Concertgebouw Amsterdam si la Filarmonica din Bratislava.

Ioana Cristina Goicea s-a născut in Bucuresti, in 1992, într-o familie de muzicieni, si a studiat cu profesorii Mariana Sirbu, Stefan Gheorghiu, Petru Munteanu, iar in prezent urmeaza cursurile Universitatii de Muzica si Teatru din Hanovra cu profesorul Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

Ioana Cristina canta pe o vioara Gianbattista Guadagnini (Parma, 1761), oferita de fundatia Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Hamburg.