Diana Alexe, soprano

Diana Alexe was born in a small town, Adjud, in the south of the region Moldova, Romania. Even as a child, Diana used to find the artistic aspect of everything she was doing, unconsciously, through her imagination. Spending her childhood in a neighbourhood of musicians, Diana has always been surrounded by music, having the chance to listen to the sound of violins or the saxophones day and night. Noticing that her voice was a little unusual for her age, she was too shy to sing in public until her music teacher asked her to audition for the school’s choir and the town’s talent contest. At the age of 12, an important event happened in her life. She was studying at a school named after the famous Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu, the young Diana wanted to find out everything about her. She had the chance to listen to a recording of La Gheorghiu performing the role of Violetta from La Traviata and she was mesmerized. She remembers smilingly the moment she told her parents that she wanted to continue her studies in Bucharest, because she wanted to become an opera singer – a surprise for them who didn’t know that she was already going earlier to school to study with her teacher. She was the first to be admitted at the Music University in Bucharest, studying with Eleonora Enăchescu and Iulia Isaev. For 3 years, she was one of the young talents that received the scholarships of Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation, being often part of the royal events, having the chance to meet important artists such as Teodor Ilincăi (tenor), Vasile Moldoveanu, Tiberiu Soare (conductor), Ileana Marinescu, who have had a major influence on her artistic and personal development.

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