Born in Romania, Soprano Horiana Branisteanu discovered as a child her love for music and theater.  As a young girl she rounded up her neighborhood girlfriends to act in plays they made up. When she was eight years-old she started taking piano as well as voice lessons, thus starting to be acquainted with the art of singing.

Her out-of-the-ordinary talent was discovered during her high-school years, which subsequently led to giving up her previous plans of studying medicine and instead going to the Music Academy in Bucharest.

This step got the whole process rolling - after a period of intensive work with several teachers and musicians, she graduated her stately examination in Opera,with roles such as Mimí in “La Bohème” with costume, make-up, direction and orchestra, as well as in Voice Performance. Afterwards the young singer went on to win several Prizes and made her debut successfully with “Violetta” in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Opera House in Bucharest.

From that moment on, Horiana Branisteanu’s career flourished, she travelled throughout the world and sang a total of 36 main Opera roles in many different languages, participated in numerous Festivals and gave international Concerts and Lieder Recitals (in approx. 15 countries).

The following links offer more information on the soprano’s biography and repertoire as well as on her recordings, teaching and adjudicating activity and her masterclasses.