Born: September 27, 1978; Died: August 2, 2012.
Mihaela Ursuleasa, who has died aged 33 from a cerebral haemorrhage, was an internationally-renowned Romanian pianist.
She was born in Brasov, Transylvania. Her mother was a jazz singer while she began playing the piano at the age of five under the guidance of her gypsy jazz musician father in then communist Romania. He died when she was five. Seven years later she obtained a grant to study in Vienna at 12, a year after communism collapsed.
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