January 1, 2017

Biography

Romanian born pianist Roxana Bajdechi Frizzi has appeared as a soloist as well as a chamber musician in Europe, Asia, and the US. After moving to Boston to further her studies, and joining the dynamic and diverse musical community of the area, Mrs. Frizzi decided to make her home in the US. She currently resides in Hamilton, MA, where she enjoys the exciting and fulfilling blend of her performing and teaching careers.

Mrs. Frizzi grew up in Constanza, Romania, where she started taking piano lessons at the age of 5. Her musical sensitivity and pianistic talent soon emerged and, at the age of eight, she was awarded the First Prize at the Mozart Piano Competition in her home town. The following years were to bring many other awards and prizes. Mrs. Frizzi now holds close to twenty such distinctions, including the Valentino Bucchi Prize (Rome, Italy), and an Award from the National Critics Association of Romania. During the last few years, she received an Honorary Award from the Ovidius University (Constanta, Romania), a Diploma of Excellence from the National Radio Society of Romania for promoting Romanian culture worldwide, and she most recently became a proud recipient of the 2016 Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award for outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education.

After the years of well rounded musical training in Romania, owed to the attentive guidance of Delia Pavlovici and Olga Szel, Mrs. Frizzi moved to the US in 2000 to study at the Boston Conservatory. Here, she benefited greatly from the teaching of Michael Lewin, and, as a full scholarship student, she obtained a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (Magna cum laude), as well as a Master of Music degree. She also routinely distinguished herself in the Conservatory’s annual Piano Honors Competition, won the Concerto Competition, and was awarded the Alfred Lee and Benjamin Kasser Merit Scholarships. After graduating from the Conservatory in 2006, Mrs. Frizzi continued to further her performing and teaching careers, and received invaluable musical advice from Marina Magazinnik.

Mrs. Frizzi’s appearances as a soloist with orchestras, recitalist, and chamber musician , brought her to concert venues around the world. She toured extensively in Japan, performing in Tokyo, Sapporo, Asahikawa, Hakodate, Sendai, Toyama, Yokohama, Nagoya, Chichibu, and Okinawa. In Italy, she appeared in Rome, Bari, Bologna, Cesena, and Ravenna. She was also invited to perform in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Santa Cristina Festival in Catalonia, Spain, and in many venues in her native Romania. In the US, besides performing regularly in the Boston area, she has concertized in New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Maine, as well as in San Juan and Ponce in Puerto Rico. She appeared live on RadioTre Suite in Rome, Italy, as well as numerous times on the Romanian National Radio and Television. Her playing has also been broadcast on BBC Radio (UK), Bartok Radio (Hungary), NRK Radio (Norway), and HRT Radio (Croatia).

In Boston, Mrs. Frizzi has been teaching students of all ages and levels at the M. Steinert and Sons Piano Academy since 2004, served as the Artistic Director of the Steinway Society of Massachusetts for the past 4 years, and joins the Piano Faulty of the Youth and Muse Festival at Boston Conservatory each summer. A member of the New England Piano Teachers Association (NEPTA), as well as the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Mrs. Frizzi also teaches at her home piano studio in Hamilton, MA, where she moved in the fall of 2016 together with her husband Michael.