Alina Bercu was born in Campina, Romania. When she started learning the piano at the age of seven years old, her first teacher was Prof. Dr. Stela Dragulin from the Transilvania University in Brasov. Later, she began her academic studies with Prof. Grigory Gruzman at the University for Music "Franz Liszt" in Weimar, Germany, and continued them with Prof. Wolfgang Manz at the University for Music in Nürnberg. During this time, she also studied chamber music with Prof. Michael Sanderling and Angelika Merkle at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, Germany.

Alina has performed at numerous renowned concert halls throughout Europe, America and Asia: Carnegie Hall - New York, Mariinsky Theatre – St. Petersburg, Vienna Opera House, Théâtre de Vevey, Tonhalle – Zürich, Prinzregententheater – München, Die Glocke – Bremen, Tonhalle – Düsseldorf, Musikhalle – Hamburg, Auditorium – Rome, Great Palace Hall – Bucharest and Romanian Atheneum. She has also played with many prestigious orchestras, such as the: Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestre de chambre Lausanne, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Camerata Zürich, Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, “Mozart Orchester” - Hamburg, Limburg Symfonie Orkest, „George Enescu” Philharmonic – Bucharest, “Gulf Coast Symphony” - Mississippi / USA.

Alina has recorded on many occasions. Her CD with the violinist Ilian Garnetz with works by Schubert and Brahms was awarded the "Golden Label" and "Cle d’or". She has made numerous radio and television appearances, for example with NBC (USA), ARTE TV, medici TV, Radio Suisse Romande – Espace 2 and Télévision Suisse Romande (Switzerland), Radio Bremen, Eurovision and Telepace (Italy), Metro – TV (Indonesia) and TVR (Romania).

Between 2018-2020 Alina was assistant professor at the University of Music „Franz Liszt” Weimar. Currently, since 2020, she has been teaching at the International Music Academy "Phoenixsee" in Dortmund (Germany).



„Steinway Sons“ International Piano Competition / Germany

First Prize by the Jury and the Audience Prize

Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Special Prize awarded by the „For Promoting Romania Through Culture“

Romanian Society of Radio Broadcast / Romania

„Artistic Performances“ Prize

"World Piano Competition“ Cincinatti – Ohio / USA

First Prize for „solo“ section, First Prize for „concerto“ section and The Golden Medal

„Radio Romania Cultural“ Broadcast Channel

Special Prize „In memoriam Iosiv Sava“

International Piano Competition / Italy

Laureate of the „A.M.A. Calabria"

International Piano Competition Switzerland

Finalist of the „Clara Haskil“

With Violinist Dragos Manza / Italy

Laureate of the Chamber Music Competition „Premio Trio diTrieste“ as „Duo Enescu“,

Brasov, Romania

„Music Project of the Year“ for performing the complete piano sonatas of L. van Beethoven

International Piano Competition “ZF Musikpreis”/ Germany

Second Prize

“European Piano Contest” Bremen / Germany

Second Prize

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