Praised by the prestigious newspaper La Voix (Marq-en-Baroeul, Lille, France) as “Isadora, the fairy pianist” during a tour of concerts in France when she was only 16, Isadora Pastragus has emerged since then as a major presence on the stages of Europe and the United States. A regular soloist with the world acclaimed National Symphony Orchestra of Iasi (Romania), Ms. Pastragus also enjoys an international career performing with Bacau Symphony Orchestra (Romania), the prestigious National Symphony Orchestra of Kishinev (Moldova, former USSR), the famous Orchestre National de Lille (France), the Royal National Harmony Orchestra (Bruxelles, Belgium), and more recently, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra (Ohio, USA).
She recorded her first CD with the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra (Oberlin, Ohio, USA), which was broadcast live on Cleveland WCLV radio. Earning critical acclaim for her performances, Isadora’s playing has been frequently described in major newspapers as “brilliant and charismatic – a combination of impeccable technical virtuosity and contagious temperament”.
Ms. Pastragus’ studies have earned her diplomas and honors at many schools the world over, including the Royal Conservatory of Music in Bruxelles, Belgium, Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Texas. She is currently a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she teaches collaborative piano.