5 reasons to choose Codrut Birsan: 1. He is very experienced in many music genres 2. He is an effective teacher for all levels of students 3. He wants you to succeed in your musical goals 4. He is passionate about his practice 5. His one-on-one teaching style assures personal attention
Codrut's Story Born in Brasov, Romania, Codrut Birsan began piano lessons at age 9. By age 14, he was named the “Cantarea Romaniei” Piano Competition winner. By age 19 Codrut Birsan began voice lessons at “Brasov Conservatory” and transfer at Bucharest University of Music after two years where he studied with distinguished professor Georgeta Stoleriu. At age 23 he had his debut at Opera Constanta in opera “Barbiere of Seville”by G.Rossini and one year later the with the same opera title at National Opera Bucharest. Codrut continued his studies at San Francisco Conservatory where he obtain his master degree.
In addition to numerous private recitals, master-class performances, recording sessions for Romanian National Public Radio, and professional opera engagements, Codrut has decided to move to America. Since he arrived in America he has collaborated with many institutions like the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Lyric Opera, North bay Opera, B.A.S.O.T.I Piano opera accompanist & vocal soloist, and has won several competition awards such as the “Crizantema de Aur” Romanian National Voice Competition.
Currently, Codrut is a freelance Piano and Vocal artist performing in groups throughout the Wisconsin region. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities, with an emphasis on both intermediate and advanced students who exhibit a strong desire. Younger beginning students are evaluated and accepted into his studios on a case by case basis. Codrut's mission as a teacher is to pass on to young players of all abilities, the gifts of deep technical insight, musicianship and strong work ethics. Codrut strives to provide a clear advantage for his students in order to enhance their accomplishments in both Voice and Piano performance . Codrut has his private studio at Madison Music Foundry since 2009.
Codrut's Resume Education
Master of Voice San Francisco Conservatory 2007
Bachelor of Music Bucharest Conservatory 2001
Coaching and Accompanying Experience
UW-Madison School of Music 2008
Lawrence Conservatory Appleton, WI 2008
North High School Appleton WI. 2008
Coach for BASOTI (Bay Area Summer Opera Institute) 2005-2007
San Francisco Conservatory- 2005-2007
SF Lyric Opera 2004-2007
School of Art in Brasov, Romania 1999-2005
High School of Music in Brasov 1999-2005
Opera Brasov Romania 1994-2000
TEACHERS COACHES CONDUCTORS DIRECTORS
Georgeta Stoleriu Steve Bailey Kent Nagano David Oswald
Cesar Ulloa Michael Grossman Matthias Kuntzsch Rod Gomez
Silvia Anderson Bonnie Koestner Alex Katsman Cristian Mihailescu
Ken Bozeman Phillip Kuttner
Merit Scholarship in Voice San Francisco Conservatory 2005-2007
1st Place Crizantema de Aur Competition Romania 2002
1st place National Piano Competition Romania 1990
ACCOMPANIST OPERA REPERTOIRE
Mariage of Figaro-Mozart-Sf Lyric opera
Cosi fan tutte-mozart
Lucia de lamermoure-donizetti
Elixire of love-donizetti
Rape of lucretia-britten
Romeo and Juliette-gounod
SPECIAL SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Operatic baritone, dance experience, jazz improvisation, composition and arranging vocal solo & choral music.
Codrut Birsan Voice/Piano Teaching
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Shenandoah Conservatory is a performing arts community located near Washington DC with a comprehensive unit of 750 students and 120 faculty in music, theater and dance. In 2008-09, resident and visiting artists include the Audubon Quartet, pianist John O'Conor and trumpet artist Jens Lindemann.