May 8th - 13th, 2022

Silvan Negrutiu - Piano

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Dr Silvan Negruţiu is the new Director of Piano Studies at Northern Arizona University. An Internationally acclaimed pianist Silvan Negruţiu has performed concerts and conducted masterclasses across Europe, Asia, and the United States, and has appeared as soloist with prestigious orchestras, such as Dublin Symphony Orchestra and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania. He is a laureate of numerous international piano competitions, including the Rome International Piano Competition and the Konzerteum Piano Competition in Greece. He is a frequent performer at international music festivals, serves on piano competition juries, and is in high demand as clinician and speaker on topics related to piano performance and pedagogy. For his concert and teaching career, Silvan Negruţiu was awarded the Gaiety Bursary, the Romanian Ministry of Education Award of Excellence, and the Barbu Award for Performing Activity. He studied at the Romanian National University of Music (B.Mus.), the Royal Irish Academy of Music (M.Mus.), and Shenandoah Conservatory (D.M.A.). Currently, Dr Negruţiu did reside in Decatur IL, where he was Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Millikin University School of Music. In addition, he is an artist teacher at the Xi’an (China) and the InterHarmony (Italy) International Music Festivals.

Important News!

Registration for Musicfest Northwest 2022 will be opened January 5th, 2022.


Musicfest Festival 2022 May 8-13, 2022.

Location Information

Musicfest Northwest Festival 2022 will be held on May 8-13th on the campus of Gonzaga University at 502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258. Please see the syllabus for a map. The Young Artist Concert will be held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox May 11, 2022. The Adjudicators Choice Concert will be held May 13, 2022 at the same location.


As we celebrate our 75th Diamond Anniversary in 2022 we are aiming to make it the best festival yet! We are always in need of sponsors, donors and volunteers. If you have any skills or ideas you would like to present to us please feel free to get in touch!

In the meantime, your donation to the Festival helps immensely in keeping future editions of this wonderful even alive and because as a non-profit organization, we rely on the generous support of our members.

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Musicfest Northwest
1305 N Napa
Spokane, WA 99202
Tel: +1 509-327-3455

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Please see our COVID-19 Protocol for more information on and how we are dealing with this year's Festival.