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Marta Murvai is one of Romania's most acclaimed young violinists.

She gave her solo debut at the age of sixteen, playing the Glasunov Violin Concerto with the State Philmarmonic of Târgu Mureș under the baton of Maestro Emil Simon. After a second concert performance in Cluj-Napoca, the local press wrote: "The young artist was exactly as we expected: her playing was mature and caught our attention from the first note. She combined good taste and natural musicality with a secure, clear violin technique".

Her performance of the same concerto years later with the North German Philharmonic of Rostock was also praised by the critics: "a sensitiv, beautiful tone and a secure technique".

Marta Murvai began concertizing at the age of twelve. Since then, she has given recitals, chamber music and solo performances with orchestra in Romania, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Italy and the United States, and she has acquired a large and diverse repertoire over the years. For her outstanding concert activity she was awarded with the "Sándor Végh" prize by the Romanian Mozart Association.

Her violin studies began in Bucharest, her home at the time, with renowned violin professor Ștefan Gheorghiu. As a student, she won a remarkable number of awards and prizes in various national and international competitions, among others the first prize of the "Jeunesses Musicales" competition in Bucharest and the second prize and special distinction of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth at the "Jaroslav Kocian" competition in the Czech Republic.

Marta Murvai obtained her Music Performance degree Magna cum Laude at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University, studying with Sergio Schwarz. During this time she won the conservatory's concerto competition, the Mizner Music competition and the Robert Campton Award for best graduate.

She recently completed her post-graduate studies in Germany with Professor Werner Scholz at the University of Music in Rostock. While studying, she was awarded both first prize and the special award for best interpretation of a virtuosic piece in the "Queen Sophie-Charlotte" competition.

As an orchestral player in diverse German symphony orchestras, she has worked under Kurt Masur, Andris Nelsons, Semyon Bychkov, Paavo Järvi, Nicola Luisotti and Michael Sanderling among others. Marta Murvai currently resides in Berlin, Germany.

Marta Murvai plays a violin made by the cremonese violin maker Gabriele Jebran Yakoub.

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