Diana Ionescu




Born in 1981 in Campina, she started to take piano lessons at the age of 7 with the Romanian pianist Sanda Bobescu.


After graduating from the 'George Enescu Highschool' and National University of Music Bucharest, she continued her musical education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, with Joan Havill and Ronan O'Hora. She has been intensely supported and guided by  Dan Grigore, Dinu Ciocan, Olga Szell, Martha Argerich, Alexis Weissenberg, Ion Marin and Richard Goode.


Winner of the 'George Enescu Competition' in 2001, Diana has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions as well as invitations to perform in the most important venues and festivals around the world. In 2015 she co-founded and became Executive Director of the vibrate!festival in Brasov, Romania, together with the composer and violinist Vlad Maistorovici. The vibrate!festival is an International Festival for Chamber Music and Arts taking place in late June in the beautiful mountain settings of Brasov, which aims to bring classical music closer to audiences, through unconventional settings and events, comprising charitable as well as educational ones. 

Among other important projects, Diana is presently involved in recording Ernst von Dohnanyi's works written for piano and ensembles.