Theodora Serbanescu-Martin

Piano

New York, NY
12 Played at 12 groupmuses!

Theodora Serbanescu-Martin

Piano

About

I am an pianist PhD candidate in Musicology at Cornell who is equally invested in performance and scholarship — and many things beyond. My dissertation focuses on nineteenth-century virtuosic pianism, but I am also a pop scholar and have a great love for chatting about any genre of music with people of all backgrounds. Besides being deeply invested in performing music on historical keyboards as well as Steinways, I’m also a budding audio engineer and video producer — and astrologer! So basically, I can talk about anything and everything, and my performances include fun and informative lectures.

Music

I specialize in 19th-century virtuosic repertoire, but my performances include anything from early music to contemporary. I’m excited when I find something I don’t love, because I genuinely don’t know how there’s time for it all! Besides an extensive investment in all things Liszt and Brahms, I’m also working on recording works by Clara Schumann and Sophie Menter.

Videos

Audio

Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 116: I. Capriccio in D minor

Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 116: II. Intermezzo in A minor

Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 116: III. Capriccio in G minor

Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 116: IV. Intermezzo in E Major

Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 116: V. Intermezzo in E minor

Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 116: VI. Intermezzo in E Major

Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 116: VII. Capriccio in D minor

Programs

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Past groupmuses (12)

  • Romantic Voices at the Piano

    Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 6:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Liszt, Brahms, Schubert
    • Instruments: Solo piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Theodora plays Liszt

    Friday, Aug 12, 2022 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Composers: Liszt, Brahms, Schubert
    • Instruments: Solo piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Liszt: The Art of Transcription

    Friday, Aug 5, 2022 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Rockridge/North Oakland
    • Composers: Liszt, Brahms, Schubert
    • Instruments: Solo piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Welcome back Theodora!

    Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Beethoven, Liszt
    • Instruments: Solo piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • First Fruitdale Pianomuse: Prokofiev & Liszt!

    Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Willow Glen, San Jose
    • Composers: Liszt, Prokofiev
    • Instruments: Solo piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Brahms & Liszt: Exploring Pianistic Virtuosity in Morningside Heights

    Friday, Oct 20, 2017 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Morningside Heights
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Brahms n the Hood

    Friday, Jul 21, 2017 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Composers: Beethoven, Brahms
    • Instruments: Horn, Piano, Fortepiano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Piano battle: Brahms vs. Liszt

    Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Just B Natural: Brahms Trio Groupmuse

    Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Hammerklavier in Kensington!

    Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • Brahms in Kensington

    Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 8 years ago

  • Groupmuse on January 16th

    Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 8 years ago