Nicoleta Paraschivescu teaches the organ at the Musik Akademie Basel (AMS) and is titular organist at the church of St. Theodor in Basel (organ built by Kern, 1984). She was awarded the 2016 hibou-Stiftung Prize in recognition of her outstanding research on partimenti. In 2015 she received her PhD from the University of Leiden for her doctoral dissertation "The Partimenti of Giovanni Paisiello. Towards their Understanding in Context". She is a former Rotary International Scholar and the 2010 winner of the international competition Prix Joseph Bossard (Bellelay), where she also won the audience award. She first studied the organ with Ursula Philippi at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and then continued her training at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis where she received a degree in Early Music, having studied the organ with Jean-Claude Zehnder and the harpsichord with Andrea Marcon. Thereafter, she successfully completed her postgraduate studies with Jon Laukvik at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart. She received further musical impulses from Enrico Baiano in Naples. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts and at leading festivals in many European countries and is the director of the Ensemble La Floridiana. The prestigious music label Sony has recently released two CDs by the Ensemble La Floridiana with world-premiere recordings of compositions by Haydn’s student Marianna Martines (1744-1812). Nicoleta Parschivescu has made further CD recordings for audite, Guild and Gallo. Her concerts have been featured in co-productions and live recordings by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Radio Catalunya, Radio Romania Muzical and RTBFMusiq3.