Upcoming Piano Masterworks Concert


Classically Alive “Piano Masterworks Concerts”

presents Internationally renowned Concert Pianist

“Pianist/Composer Ioana Ilie”

Thursday, October 5, 2017  -  7:00 pm

with works by Mozart, Chopin and Ioana Ilie


W.A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Piano Sonata in Bb Major KV 281

I. Allegro

II. Andante amoroso

III. Rondeau. Allegro

Frederic Chopin (1810 – 1849)

3 Waltzes op. 64

1. Ab Major – Allegro

2. C# minor – Tempo giusto

3. Ab Major – Moderato

Ballade no. 1 in G minor op. 23


Ioana Ilie (b. 1988)

“Pisces” (2016)

from “The Clouds” (2017)

4. Stratocumulus

5. Altostratus

7. Cumulonimbus

“Fantasia” (2007)


General Admission: $25.00;

Students: $10.00; Youth up to 13 free

Not-So-Light Fare/Drinks Included

For Reservations/Info: contact Abe Minzer at:

  aminzer@comcast.net or 719-229-2239

Biography - Ioana Ilie

Born in Sibiu, Romania, Ioana received her first piano lessons from Elena Drughe, at the age of four. Four years later, at the age of eight, she won her first piano competition. In 2002, she studied under Prof. Enikö Orth. Ioana soon became recognized as a winner of national and international competitions. Winning the Constantin Silvestri Scholarship Competition in 2005, she earned the opportunity to spend a year in England, where she worked with Moira Gray at the Pocklington College York. Ioana has performed in Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland, Spain, England, Switzerland, the United States, and  Japan.

Ioana is a world class concert pianist, chamber music accompanist, improviser, composer, and arranger. Ioana Ilie successfully completed both her Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Diploma at the Music Academy Basel, Switzerland in the class of Prof. Adrian Oetiker.  Ioana studied composition under Prof. Balz Trümpy and improvisation under Prof. Rudolf Lutz. Ioana also gives credit to Stephen Kovacevich (USA), Piotr Anderszewski (Poland), Jan Schultsz (Holland) and Fabio Bidini (Italy), for their valuable guidance through the years.

Ioana taught improvisation at the Music Academy Trossingen, Germany from 2011 until 2015, and gives courses on classical improvisation. In 2015, she was appointed piano teacher at the Basel Music Academy campus, and is often invited to teach lectures on chamber music and improvisation. Ioana Ilie was awarded a three-year scholarship from Notenstein’s Young Musicians Programme in spring 2014.  Her first official album, including many of her own works, has been scheduled for release at the end of 2017.  Ioana’s composition, “Pisces”, was recently published in 2017 by the Contemporary Composers Circle Music Company and will appear in 800 music stores across the United States.

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