Dr. Adriana Porteanu

Adriana Porteanu
  • born in Buzău (Romania)
  • Member of the orchestra since 2001

Adriana Portenau studied in Bucharest with Leonid Popovici and Ștefan Gheorghiu and with Kurt Guntner in Munich. A prize-winner of the Louis Spohr and Henryk Wieniawski Competitions, she was a member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra before becoming principal second violin of the Konzerthausorchester in 2001. She has been a member of the first violins since 2002. As a soloist, Adriana Porteanu has performed with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Bach Soloists, the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Bucharest Radio Orchestra, among others. Her doctoral thesis was dedicated to the neoclassical violin concerto.


What do you enjoy most about being an orchestral musician?

Remaining curious and humorous with team spirit and being able to let my own voice shine.

What would you be doing if you hadn’t become a musician?

I would have liked to become a geophysicist or an environmental activist. I am also very interested in education.

Is there an instrument other than your own that you would like to master?

The organ.

Which composer inspires you the most?

Sergei Prokofiev

Is there a musical or humanistic personality who has made a deep impression on you?

Sergiu Celibidache

Is there a key work that started your love of music?

As a child, I listened to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with David Oistrakh on a record with a sense of amazement.

Which favourite place in Berlin do you recommend when you have visitors?

The Konzerthaus, of course, but also the "Gardens of the World".


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