Marian Petrescu

Marian Petrescu was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1970. He comes from a large musical family. At the age of 4, he began playing the piano. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, as well as the Swedish classical and jazz conservatories. Marian Petrescu’s background in classical training, brilliant technique, and dynamic interpretation led him to become passionate about jazz and the exciting world of improvisation. At the tender age of 15, he made his debut at Pori Jazz festival. His international success has been evident since then. He won 2nd prize in 1989 in the Martial Solal Jazz competition and 1st place in 1992 at the Bucharest Jazz festival. You can see him at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Paris, The Hague, Copenhagen and Baltic Jazz festivals. Marian has performed with many celebrities, including Toots Thielemans and Al Jarreau, Didier lockwood, Jon Larsen and Richie Beirach. Marian runs his own music school and teaches at the conservatory. Marian is an eclectic person who enjoys all types of jazz from modern to ragtime. Marian is a huge fan of the piano. Marian treats the piano like a friend, sparring partner, and mistress. Martial Solal, Marian’s mentor in Paris, refers to Marian as “the Horowitz for Jazz Piano”, and his style is clear and distinct, clearly inspired by Oscar Peterson. from

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