Monica Isăcescu graduated the National University of Music, Bucharest (MA and PhD in Musicology) and is currently Senior Producer at Radio România Muzical. Founding member of Opus magazine (2001), since 2010 she is coordinator of the Lipatti Days Festival, some of whose highlights are the Lipatti Days Piano Competition (2010), the International Musicology Symposium (2015) andthe “Lipatti – Restitutions”project (2016). Together with Ștefan Costache, she created the website www.dinulipatti.org which she continues to coordinate. They also edited the book Dinu Lipatti: Scrisori (Dinu Lipatti: Letters, 2 vols., 2017). Member of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists, Monica Isăcescu presented papers at academic conferences and wrote on music topics in cultural magazines. She won several prizes at musicology competitions (2000-2001) and was awarded the Music Critics’ Union’s Prize for the Lipatti Days in 2010, when she was also named Exceptional Professional of the Romanian Radio.
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