Mădălina Petre

Musician • classical guitar and jazz vocals


I think art helped us all, not only artists, to get through the pandemic, to leave behind the difficult moments.

Mădălina Petre – guitar

Baden Powell – O Astronauta
Recorded at CREART / Teatrelli – January 2022
Video concept: Virgil Oprina


During the pandemic, I gave more attention to vocal training. I thought that it would be good at the end of it to find myself prepared, as in future I would very much like to be part of the cast of a musical.

Mădălina Petre introduces herself

Recorded in January 2022


Mădălina Petre

Musician • classical guitar and jazz vocals

(b. 1988, Năvodari)

Mădălina Petre took a degree and M.A. in Musical Performance (classical guitar) at the National University of Music, Bucharest, studying under Professor Cătălin Ștefănescu Pătrășcu, and has also studied at the Conservatorio Superior di Musica Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, under rofessor Ennio Gueratto. She is now studying for a Ph.D. at the National University of Music, Bucharest, and during the 2021-22 academic year she is studying with guitar teacher Dejan Ivanovic at the Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada (IIFA), in Evora, Portugal, as part of the Erasmus programme.

Constantly seeking perfection as an instrumentalist, Mădălina Petre has taken part in numerous competitions and festivals, where, besides performing on stage she has also attended master classes taught by Antal Pusztai, Jeremy Jouve, Judicael Peroy, Gabriel Bianco, Anabel Montesinos, Marco Tamayo, Sebastian Montes, Paulockovich Pal, Gabor Podrovsky, David Pavlovits, Liviu Georgescu, Dejan Ivanovic, Fabio Zanon, Marco Pereira, Yamandu Costa, and Elodie Bouny.

Mădălina Petre is part of a chamber trio whose other members are soprano Irina Iordăchescu and tenor Mario Vasiliu. She is a founder member of the Bucharest Guitar Quartet, with fellow classical guitarists Alexandru Mihalcea, Bogdan Cioceanu and Mădălin Antonesei. As a jazz vocalist, she founded the Mădălina Petre Jazz Quartet with guitarist Alex Man, drummer Claudiu Purcărin, and bassist Mike Alexandru.

She has taken advanced singing classes with Deborah Carter, Claron McFadden, Francien van Tuinen, Maartje Meijer, Floor van Zupthen, Luiza Zan, Linda Kovacs, Kazai Agi, Mario Vasiliu, Bianca Ionescu, and Alexa Mihaela. As a vocalist, she has worked with famous musicians from the jazz scene, including Alex Man, John Betch, Liviu Negru, Alex Olteanu, Ciprian Pop, Mihai Iordache, Cătălin Milea, Antal Pusztai, Emil Bîzgă, Yamanadu Costa, and Sorin Zlat and over her career she has made numerous live recordings, at the Harmonia Cordis International Classical Guitar Festival in Tîrgu Mureș, the Johnny Răducanu Jazz Festival in Brăila, the Mihail Sebastian Festival in Brăila, and the International Classical Guitar Festival in Sinaia.