Romanian pianist Dr. Andreea Muţ attended the Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, before completing her Master of Music degree at Sam Houston State University, and her Doctorate in Collaborative Arts at University of Houston. Dr. Muţ has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout Romania, France, Colombia, Mexico and the United States. She has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, including First Prize in the Martian Negrea National Competition, Ploiesti, Romania (2008), Second Prize in the Pro Piano International Competition Bucharest, Romania (2004), and Third Prize in the “Carl Filtsch” International Competiton, Sibiu, Romania (2001).
Between 2012 and 2014, Dr. Muţ held the position of Head Repetiteur and Assistant Conductor at Opera in the Heights Houston. In 2016, she made her vocal coach debut in Robert Ward’s Roman Fever at the University of Houston, followed by a second appointment as Music Director and pianist for the Moores Opera House production of Nino Rota’s I due timidi.
A prolific collaborative pianist and recitalist, Dr. Muţ has performed with Da Camera Houston, APERIO – Music of the Americas, AURA – the Moores School of Music Contemporary Ensemble, the Foundation for Modern Music, the Clear Lake Chamber Ensemble, Texas New Music Ensemble, and the Texas Two Year College All-State Choir. She has also collaborated with the Houston Symphony Chorus, Le Chiavi – The Institute of Bel Canto Studies, the Texas Music Festival, Opera San Antonio, Houston Youth Symphony, Songs by Heart Foundation, Sphinx Organization, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
A passionate chamber musician, Dr. Muțenjoys a variety of chamber music collaborations. In 2017, she was a senior faculty member for the Classical Music Institute in San Antonio, Texas, where she gave many performances for the summer chamber music series. She has amassed extensive experience as a collaborative pianist, and her interest in this role led her to form a duo with violinist Dr. Ingrid Gerling.
Dr. Muţ is currently serving as staff pianist at University of Houston. She was also recently appointed as the organist at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Houston, TX. In addition, she plays for the Houston Chamber Choir, the recipient of the American Prize in Choral Performance 2015, and the 2018 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America.