Madalina Danila, Piano Instructor - Cunningham Music School
Madalina-Claudia Danila is a Romanian born pianist who is currently pursuing her Doctoral Studies in Piano Performance at Temple University in Philadelphia where she was awarded a full scholarship. She is under the guidance of Prof. Lambert Orkis and Dr. Sara Davis Buechner.
Madalina started to play the piano at the age of 4 and graduated “Hariclea Darclee” Art High School from Braila- her birthplace – under the guidance of Prof. Galina Matkovskaia who had been trained at the Moscow Conservatory.
She entered the Bucharest Conservatory in 2009 under the guidance of Prof. Univ.Dr. Șerban-Dimitrie Soreanu and Prof. Univ. Dr. Sandu Sandrin.
Madalina has competed in several competitions and won several national and international prizes and scholarships, including 1st Prize, Special Prize at the ”George Enescu Competition” for best performance of a Romanian work and Special Prize ”Maria Fotino” for the best performance of a classical work at the 2015 ”Mihail Jora” International Competition in Bucharest. Between 2006 and 2009 Mădălina was awarded three scholarships by the Bucharest District Rotary Club. After her first year at Temple University Mădălina was awarded the “Marcia Korn” scholarship for outstanding academic results. She has since performed solo, concerto, and chamber music concerts extensively in the USA and abroad, most recently in Paris in collaboration with the New York Classical Music Society. Mădălina actively champions the works of Romanian and contemporary composers, and was invited three times to perform in the International ”Meridian” Festival, dedicated exclusively to Contemporary Music in Bucharest. She currently works as a Teaching Assistant at Temple University’s piano program and as Studio Accompanist for the Temple University string and vocal program.