Timoianu studied at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, receiving her
diploma with highest distinction. At the same time she was
awarded the Prize of Distinction from the Federal Ministry
of the Arts and Research in Vienna. Her most influential teachers
were Stefan Popov and Mstislav Rostropovitch and Serafim Antropov.
Her concerts have taken her from Tokio to Quito, from Capetown
to Mexico, from New Delhi to Santiago de Chile, from Seoul
to Panama... Yvonne received several international awards,
among which First Prize at the International Cello Competition
of Vina del Mar, Chile, 1986 Gold Medal of the International
String Competition of the UNISA, 1988 Regular participation
in renowned Festivals as well as intensive appearances as
soloist or in chamber music concerts in most European countries,
in the Americas, Southeast Asia and the Orient are the hallmark
of her musical career.
2008 she was invited to play the "Winterreise"
of Franz Schubert before Arvo Pärt at Tallinn and before
Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo. Given her dedicated
involvement in contemporary music, a number of works were
written for and first performed by her, recently one of
Henri Pousseur´s last works.
Yvonne Timoianu has led master classes and workshops in
Austria, Belgium, India, Korea, Luxemburg, Spain and South-Africa.
She plays on a cello by Giovanni Grancino, Milan, of 1721.