My name is Ilinca Vartic, I am a professional pianist and piano teacher.
I have a Masters degree in Musical Art – Instrumental Performance (the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts from Chisinau, Moldova, 2006).
In 2004 I graduated the same Academy with the University degree of Bachelor of music, specialization Piano.
In 1999 I graduated the Republican Musical Lyceum “C. Porumbescu” from Moldova, specialization Piano.
In other words, I studied piano (professionally) for 19 years: 12 years of Lyceum, 5 years of Academy (University-level education) and 2 years of Masters (post-University degree).
I began to study piano at the age of 6. I had the great honor of being the student of two renowned piano professors: Lia Oxinoit (during the lyceum years) and Ludmila Vaverco (during the Academy years). Combining the best traditions of the Russian piano school with top-level western musical achievements, they took the pianistic art from Eastern Europe to new heights.
And now – a few glimpses from my musical journey:
During my studying years, I participated in many hundreds of concerts – solo, in various ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, quintets), and also with symphony orchestras (performing concerts such as Chopin’s Concerto No. 2, or Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 1 etc.).
In 2006, simultaneously with preparing for my Masters exams, I became the piano soloist of Moldova’s National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Professional audio recordings were our main focus – but we also had hundreds of live concerts each year, and many international tours (we usually toured in Switzerland, France, Italy and South Korea).
In 2007 I also began to teach piano at the Academy of Music from Chisinau.
In 2008 I founded PianoCareer.com – my free piano blog, where I started to write articles focused on my holistic approach to piano playing, music and lifestyle (you can find out more about this approach – which combines the professional principles of the Russian piano school with all the lessons I learned the hard way during my own extensive piano experience – by reading/watching all my available tutorials).
My readers started to encourage me to record video tutorials ;D – and so in 2010 I bought a video camera, recording my first video tutorials, which are still available for free on PianoCareer.com and YouTube (the name of my channel is pianocareer).
I started to receive hundreds of piano questions, and – inspired from the amazing online dialogue I was having with my readers – in February 2012 I decided to launch PianoCareerAcademy.com, a Holistic Piano Coaching Program that would allow me to teach in (a very detailed, step-by-step manner!) all those things that I was mentioning in my free tutorials.
In only 3 years I have published many hundreds of tutorials (which are not available for our members), and I continue to publish new tutorials every week.
You can learn more about PianoCareerAcademy.com by reading our super-detailed FAQs (http://www.pianocareeracademy.com/faqs/).