Violist Mihai Razvan Berindean from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, began his studies of music at the early age of six. After graduating the “Sigismund Toduta” Music High School, Razvan received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Bowling Green State University (OH), studying with Matthew Daline, Megan Yanik Fergusson, and Csaba Erdelyi. While at Bowling Green State University, Razvan was the recipient of the Bernice Coulon Special Achievement Award, the Music Talent Award, and held the viola position for the Bowling Green State University Graduate String Quartet.
He recently received his Doctorate in Music Performance from Florida State University as a student of Dr. Pamela Ryan. While working on his doctorate, Razvan received the Harsanyi Scholarship and was also part of the Eppes Quartet – the graduate string quartet at Florida State University.
Razvan has participated in many master classes for pedagogues such as Paul Neubauer, the Penderki String Quartet, Caroline Coade, Peter Slowik, Ralph Fielding, Misha Galaganov, Michael Larco, Daniel Strba, and Randolph Kelly. An avid performer, Razvan has had the opportunity to perform in venues around the world, including extensive tours in China, Japan, Spain, France, Germany, Greece, England, and Romania.
Razvan is a passionate orchestra player and currently serves as principal viola with the Mobile Symphony, and also performs with Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, and Louisiana Symphony. Previously he has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Ballet Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, Great Lakes Symphony, and Lima Symphony. Dr. Berindean also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Austin Peay State University.