Lena Vieru Conta was born in Moscow into a family of musicians. She studied piano in Bucharest, Salzburg, Moscow and Geneva with Gabriel Amiras, Carlo Zecchi, Lev Naumov and Harry Datyner. She also pursued studies in drawing and painting with Gyuri Glauber and Clarette Wachtel. Her repertoire includes classical and contemporary works. She performed in Romania, Germany, France, Switzerland, Holland, the U.S.A. and Canada. She recorded for the Romanian Radio, France Musique and CBC Canada and can be heard on a CD in the Romanian Music Anthology, produced by the Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists and the Romanian Radio. Lena Vieru Conta is also a visual artist; she exhibited paintings, drawings and decorative art in group and individual shows in Romania, Holland, the U.S.A. and Canada; her works can be found in private collections in Canada, in the United States, Japan, Israel, Russia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Romania. She defended summa cum laude an interdisciplinary doctorate thesis (musicology, theory and history of art, psychology) in 2004. While pursuing her work as a pianist and an artist, Lena Vieru Conta taught piano in Romania, Switzerland and Canada; presently she also teaches interdisciplinary classes at the National University of Music in Bucharest.
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