Nicoleta Paraschivescu teaches the organ at the Academy of Music in Basel (AMS) and is organist at the church of St. Theodor in Basel.
She was awarded the hibou-Stiftung Prize in 2016 in recognition of her outstanding research on partimenti. In 2015 she received her PhD from the University of Leiden for her doctoral dissertation about Giovanni Paisiello’s Partimenti. She was awarded the audience prize in the international competition Concours Joseph Bossard Bellelay. Nicoleta first studied the organ at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca (Transylvania/Romania) with Ursula Philippi, and then continued her training at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis where she received a degree in Early Music, having studied the organ with Jean-Claude Zehnder and the harpsichord with Andrea Marcon. Thereafter, she successfully completed her postgraduate studies with Jon Laukvik at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart. She rounded off her training with Enrico Baiano in Naples. As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed in concerts and at leading festivals in many European countries. She has CD recordings for dhm, audite, Guild and Gallo to her credit. Her concerts have been featured in co-productions and live recordings by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Radio Catalunya, Radio Romania Muzical and RTBFMusiq3. Currently she is involved in publishing her research on Partimenti and holding Masterclasses on this topic. www.nicoletaparaschivescu.com