Bio

More than two decades have passed since Lidia Marina Sperling discovered the beauty of playing the flute. Lidia`s wonderful, pure sound and musical sensitivity captivate and delight audiences from the beginning to the end of her performances.

Over the years, Lidia has worked with renowned flautists such as: Verena Bosshart, Arife Gülsen Tatu, Christian Studler and took master classes with Emily Beynon, Heidi Indermühle, Andrea Kollé. They all made an important contribution in refining her technique and style of playing the flute.

Between 2011-2017, Lidia was the Principal Flautist of the State Philharmonic of Sibiu in Romania. She was also for 3 years flute teacher at the Art High School in Sibiu and member of the contemporary music ensemble “Icon Arts”. During those years, she had concerts in Romania, Italy, Germany, France and in Switzerland as a soloist or in different chamber music groups.

Due to her talent and hard work, Lidia has won many awards at music competitions in Romania between 1997-2006. Some of them were: The Jury prize Yamaha music competition in Bucharest (2006), First prize “J.S.Bach” music competition in Cluj-Napoca (2002, 2003), Third prize at national music competition in Bucharest (2001), First prize Instrumental Competition in Deva (1998).

In 2006, Lidia received an Erasmus scholarship for 6 months at the University of Music in Trossingen, Germany. During the summer of the same year she played the second flute with the Europa Philharmonie under the chief conductor Reinhard Seehafer on a tour through Germany. In 2007, after her Bachelor’s degree at Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Lidia continued her studies in Switzerland with Christian Studler. In the following year, 2008/2009 she was a trainee with the Bern Symphony Orchestra and in 2010 she completed her musical education with an Orchestra Diploma at the University of Arts in Bern.