Photo by Albin Durand
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Ana Maria Iordache began playing the guitar at the age of six with Eugen Mang. She received her Bachelor in Music Performance within the National University of Music in Bucharest under the tutelage of Conf. Dr. Catalin Stefanescu- Patrascu. In June 2018 she graduated Cum Laude from “Master in Classical Guitar Performance” within the University of Alicante, Spain. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree at the University of Arizona with Tom Patterson and artists in residence David Russell, Sergio and Odair Assad
Ana Maria has been awarded numerous prizes in various international competitions, amongst which the 1st prize in the “Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Madrid”, “Classical Guitar International Competition Sinaia - România”, ̈ Eduard Pamfil ̈ , ̈ Maeştrii Chitarei ̈ , “European Competition for Young Guitarists - Andres Segovia” Velbert, Germany, 2nd prize in “Concurso International de Guitarra Andres Segovia - Ciudad de Linares 2018”, Spain and the two in-house competitions - “Scholin Guitar Competition” and “Beeston Guitar Competition” and 3rd prize in “GuitarFest West Competition” in Calgary, Canada, “Festival/ Concurso Internacional de Amarante 2019”, Portugal and "Denver International Guitar Competition" 2020, Denver, CO.
Ana Maria maintains a regular performing career. She has been invited to give concerts on most prestigious stages in her home country as well as in Europe (Spain, France and Germany), the United States (Tucson, Patagonia) and Colombia (Bogota). At the age of 14 she made her debut with the Tirgu Mures Philharmonic at the International Classical Guitar Festival- Tirgu Mures. Her work as a performer includes several chamber music projects. Ana Maria played in various guitar ensembles - duos, trios, quartet and other instruments ensembles- violin, flute, piano and string quartet. In November 2019 she was featured in the performance of the Concierto Andaluz by Joaquin Rodrigo for guitar quartet and orchestra within the first Alumni Congress of Alicante, Spain. She was also invited in several editions to perform for the “Science Lectures” program at the Centennial Hall for a public of aprox. 2000 people.
In 2017 she released her debut album “Reverie”, produced by the Romanian label E&E Music Production.
The album can be found here:
Ana Maria Iordache plays a guitar made by Constantin Dumitriu.