Isabela Beteringhe Violinist – Bucharest, Romania

Cristina Isabela Beteringhe, 20 years old and born in Tulcea, started her career as a violinist at the age of 6, attending the Ploiesti Art School and also the Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh. Her experience spans a period of fourteen years including participation in national contests such as “George Georgescu”, “ Columna”, “George Enescu”, the National Music Academy and others.

One of her most important achievements is winning the “Constantin Silvestri” scholarship contest. In November 2002, Cristina played at the Founder’s Day Concert – at Mary Erskine School – in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal. In March 2003, she played Bach’s Double Concerto for two violins at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, during Erskine Stewart’s Melville Concert. In June 2005, Cristina played Mozart’s A Major Concerto accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra in Ploiesti, Romania.

Cristina has been accepted in June 2004 and 2005 at the North Netherlands Conservatory in Groningen, Holland, and is currently enrolled as a first year student at the Bucharest Music Academy.


2005 – Bucharest Music Academy – September 2005

2004, 2005 – North-Netherlands Conservatory Groningen, Holland
2002- 2003 –  “The Mary Erskine School”, Edinburgh,   Scotland Teacher: Dr. Elizabeth Clement –Head of strings
1995-2005 – Art School, Ploiesti, Romania
Teacher: Lodrin Marin
1993-1995  -Art School, Tulcea, Romania
1999, 2000  – International Masterclasses. Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
Teacher: Octavian Ratiu – Head of Strings (Conservatory of Bucharest)


1st prize – “George Georgescu” National  Performance  Contest  – Tulcea- 1993, 1994, 1996
1st prize – ”Columna” National  Performance  Contest  , Tg. Jiu – 1996
1st prize –chamber music – “Citta  di  Stressa “International Contest – Italy 1996
3rd prize -solo- group C (10-12 years) –  “Citta  di  Stressa“ International Contest   – Italy 1996
3rd prize – National  Music Olympics- Targoviste- 1998, Romania
Winner of the “Constantin Silvestri” scholarship contest  –  Tg. Mures, 2002


TULCEA      –  French – Romanian Foundation– 1995
BUCHAREST- “GEORGE ENESCU” Music School – 1995
BUCHAREST – “ INTELLIGENTIA” Foundation – 1996
BUCHAREST –“DRAGAN” European Foundation– 1996
BUCHAREST –“C. NOTTARA” Museum  – 1996
PLOIESTI –Ploiesti Philharmonic – 1996
BERLIN – Musicschule Reinickendorf – 1996
Romanian National Cultural Radio – 1996-1997-1998-1999-2003
RM. VALCEA –Rm. Valcea Philharmonic – 1998
EDINBURGH – Founders’ Day, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal – November 2002
EDINBURGH – Award Holders’  Concert – Mary Erskine School – April 2003
EDINBURGH – Leavers’ Concert  –  Stewart’s Melville College – May 2003 
EDINBURGH – Usher Hall – 2002 – Erskine Stewart’s  Melville Concert – March 2003
PLOIESTI – accompanied  by the Philharmonic Orchestra – June 2005
Occasional participation in several shows on the National TV Channel



Ch. Beriot – Concerto no.9 for Violin  and Orchestra

W.A. Mozart – Concerto in G major for Violin and Orchestra – 1st part

M. Bruch – Concerto in G minor for Violin and Orchestra

J. Brahms – Scherzo

B. Bartok  – Romanian Dances

P. Constantinescu – Sonatina

J.S. Bach –  Concerto in D minor for two violins

A. Vivaldi –  Concerto in A minor for two violins

J.S. Bach –  the 3rd  Partita

J.S. Bach –  Allemande and Double from the 1st Partita

J.S. Bach –  Sicciliane and Presto from the 1st Sonata

L. van Beethoven – Sonata op 30  No.2  –  1st and 2nd part

W.A. Mozart – Concerto  in A major for Violin and Orchestra

M. de Falla – Kreisler – Danse Espagnole from “La Vida Breve”

C. Saint-Saens – Havanaise

E. Lalo – Simfonie Espagnole for Violin and Orchestra – 1st, 2nd and 3rd part