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  Anda Anastasescu 30 Dec 2005  
Building musical links with Romania

It was at the height of Ceausescu’s Romania in 1972 that a young pianist from Bucharest came to Leeds for a piano competition.  Anda Anastasescu was offered a scholarship and decided to stay without permission. Her decision resulted in her being given a six year prison sentence in absentia.

Anda remained in Britain and is now the artistic director of A Romanian Musical Adventure – the first London festival of composers from her home country, including Constantin Silvestri.

Anda talks to Martha about her life and musical career.

Music: Veloce from Three Pieces for Strings by the Romanian composer, Constantin Silvestri

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