Much in demand as an accompanist and a successful composer, Ioana Ilie always amazes the audience with her fascinating improvisations, which she passed on to her students at the Trossingen University of Music (Germany) from 2011 to 2015. Ioana was awarded a three-year scholarship from Notenstein La Roche’s Young Musicians Programme in spring 2014, and since February of 2015 she has been teaching piano at the Basel Music School and Academy.
Watch Ioana Ilie perform an improvisation Baroque to Classical earlier this year in Germany:
Born in Sibiu, Romania, Ioana Ilie soon became laureate of numerous national and international festivals and competitions, such as the Constantin Silvestri Scholarship-Competition in 2005. By winning the only prize given Ioana got herself the ticket for one year in England.
Ioana Ilie has performed as a soloist with many conductors and orchestras in Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland, England, Switzerland and Japan. Beside her solo performances, the 27-year-old is much in demand as an accompanist and chamber music partner, but also as improviser and composer – world premieres of her own pieces were performed already throughout Switzerland, the UK and Germany.
Ioana Ilie has successfully completed both her Bachelor Degree and Teaching Diploma at the Music Academy Basel, in the class of Prof. Adrian Oetiker. She taught improvisation at the Music Academy Trossingen, Germany from 2011 to 2015 and has been giving courses and recitals on classical improvisation ever since. Ioana Ilie was awarded a three-year scholarship from Notenstein La Roche’s Young Musicians Programme in spring 2014 and is also teaching piano at the Basel Music School since February 2015. Learn more on her website: ioanailie.com.