Biography – Andreea Chira


"The young Romanian Andrea Chira receives the legacy of the greatest Simion Stanciu, the first soloist who played this instrument to perform and record virtuoso repertoire of Vivaldi, Marcello, Mozart mostly with ``I Solisti Veneti`` under the baton of Claudio Scimone."

Andreea Chira has been working with the I Solisti Veneti since 2017 under the direction of Maestro Claudio Scimone(†). After the success of the Christmas concert 2017 in the church Chiesa del Eremitani in Padua, Italy, further joint concerts followed until today.

Andreea Chira, who comes from Romania and has been living in Vienna for many years, started to play the panflute at the music high school “Dinu Lipatti” in Bucharest with Professor Cornel Pana. During her school days she was already officially invited to South Korea, Portugal, France, Turkey, Belgium, Czech Republic and has since won various competitions, most recently the Amigdala International Music Competition “Giuseppe Raciti” in Aci Bonaccorsi, Italy.

Since 2012 she has been playing regularly in Vienna for the international organization “Live Music Now”, founded by Lord Yehudi Menuhin in 1977. At the gala of this foundation she performed in November 2017 in the Wiener Konzerthaus.

After years on stage, Andreea Chira developed more and more a classical repertoire and started working with the conductors Claudio Scimone(†) and Gian Luigi Zampieri.

Andreea Chira also played in 2018:
The Kameralna im. Witolda Lutosławskiego w Łomży, conductor: Jan Miłosz Zarzycki
The Orchestra of the Philharmonic Orchestra Oltenia, conductor: Gian Luigi Zampieri
The Elbląska Orkiestra Kameralna, conductor: Jakub Chrenowicz
The Orchestra of the Pitesti Philharmonic, conductor: Gian Luigi Zampieri

In 2019 she was invited to China in July and to South Korea in early September to play concerts and give master classes.

With the project “The Four Seasons” in 2019 she realizes the idea of making the panflute more popular in classical music by interpreting “The Spring”, “The Summer”, “The Autumn” and “The Winter” by Antonio Vivaldi in a special way. The Christmas Concert –  “The Winter” was played in December in the Radio Hall in Bucharest, organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum (ÖKF) and the Austrian Embassy in Romania.

In 2020 the concert series will be continued in Vienna under the motto “4 Composers 4 Concerts”. A. Chira is frequently engaged for master classes and workshops for children, adults and pan flutists as well as for concerts.