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.
Remaining curious and humorous with team spirit and being able to let my own voice shine.
I would have liked to become a geophysicist or an environmental activist. I am also very interested in education.
As a child, I listened to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with David Oistrakh on a record with a sense of amazement.
The Konzerthaus, of course, but also the "Gardens of the World".