Obituary: Romanian pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa, 33

Posted on: August 3, 2012

A report Friday (8/3) on the BBC News site states, “Award-winning Romanian pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa has died aged 33. The international musician was found dead in her apartment in Vienna, Austria, where she had lived since studying in the city. A statement on Ursuleasa’s website said: ‘We have not only lost a wonderful person but one of the greatest artists our musical world has known.’ She is survived by a five-year-old daughter, according to Arts Journal. The arts website said several reports blamed her death on a brain haemorrhage. … Ursuleasa had been due to play with the National Youth Orchestra on Wednesday in Bucharest and on Saturday in Berlin. … Ursuleasa performed at world renowned venues such as Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Philharmonie Cologne, Konzerthaus Vienna, Tonhalle Zurich and in the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York. She had also been welcomed as a guest soloist by orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, Mozarteum Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra.”

Posted August 3, 2012