Ruxandra Serban

Ruxandra Serban starts the cello at the age of 9, at the "George Enescu" High School of Music in Bucharest. She continues her studies until she obtains the High School Diploma in 1975.

The same year, she is admitted at the Romanian National Academy of Music in Bucharest where she obtains, in 1979, the State Diploma with the highest grade (the highest award possible, equivalent to a unanimous First Prize of a Superior National Conservatoire of Music).

During her training she participated in multiple events, winning in 1977, the First Prize at the Romanian Music Performance Competition, as well as the Second Prize at the National Romanian Festival.

After finishing her studies, she becomes a member of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest, while pursuing a career as a soloist with several Romanian orchestras.

Arriving in France in 1982, she works as a guest principal cellist with the Orchestra of Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Tours Chamber Orchestra and Berne Chamber Orchestra.

After obtaining the Certificate of Competency, she teaches cello at the Angers National Conservatoire of Music. She then meets Radu Aldulescu, with whom she will develop her performance skills (or will develop as a musician) and participate in the festivals of Geneva, Gstaad (Switzerland), Riva del Garda (Italy), Toroella of Montgri (Spain).

In 1990 she joins the National Orchestra of Pays de la Loire, and since 1993, she occupies the place of principal cello.

Ruxandra Serban performs regularly as a soloist and a chamber musician in France (La Folle Journée, with Trio "Atalante") and abroad.