Soprano Raluca Marinescu is an internationally recognized opera singer and teacher of singing, acclaimed for her radiant tone, compelling stage portrayals and impeccable musicianship.
A native of Romania, Ms. Marinescu has been seen and heard on numerous opera and concert stages across Europe and the US and is particularly noted for her work in opera and concert repertoire. Her favorite performances include Nedda in Pagliacci with Metropolitan Opera leading tenor Eduardo Villa in a production of Lyric Opera Northwest, Contessa in The Marriage of Figaro, Mimi in La Boheme, Antonia in The tales of Hoffmann and Tatiana in Eugene Onegin.
Ms. Marinescu holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Washington as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Bucharest.
Since beginning her teaching career, Ms. Marinescu has developed a teaching philosophy based on two important aspects of singing – the technical knowledge of vocal pedagogy and, equally important, the personal development of the student. Singing is inextricably linked to the human emotions, and studying voice is not only a process of learning anatomy and singing technique, but also a journey of personal development.
Ms. Marinescu’s approach in the vocal studio is focused on the student’s individual abilities and experience, guiding them to find their personal “true voice”, maximizing their strengths and developing the areas that need improvement.
An active performer and teacher, Dr. Marinescu is continuously researching and participating in vocal conferences and workshops to further develop her education.
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- 2014 - Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Washington
- 2014 - Master of Music - University of Washington
- Music Teachers National Association - National
- National Association of Teachers of Singing - National