Raisa Mihai

Raisa Mihai graduated from the George Enescu National College of Music with a certificate in classical guitar and singing and then from the National University of Music Bucharest. She is currently a first year Master student at the National University of Music Bucharest, classical guitar section.

Since the age of 6, Raisa has been a member of the Allegretto choir with which she has had the honor to participate in over 20 international tournaments and competitions in different parts of the world such as Russia, Turkey, Slovenia. As far as classical guitar is concerned,Raisa has won numerous international and national awards at various classical guitar festivals(Harmonia Cordiș International Guitar Festival,Sinaia International Guitar Festival,Terra Siculorum International Guitar Festival,Skopje International Guitar Festival,Eduard Pamfil Guitar Competition,Pleven International Guitar Festival).In 2018,she started to form a duo together with Ana Maria Bibescu ,ARTissimo Guitar Duo , which has become quite a sound name in the classical music world. The two guitarists have won four first prizes in international competitions dedicated to the classical guitar in the first three months of their career.In the second week of December 2019, the video in which ARTissimo Duo performs "Intermezzo"-on the occasion of the celebration of the composer Manuel Maria Ponce-was chosen "video of the week" by the most renowned guitar magazine in the world, Classical Guitar Magazine. Also, in 2021 ARTissimo Guitar Duo had a very successful online concert "A Guitar Bravado for the Coming of Spring" within the event "Enescu Soirees Online" in collaboration with Romanian Cultural Institute New York, Radio Romania Muzical and Isvor Cultural Association.

In 2019, Raisa was part of the international tour "Imagine Chopin", where she had the opportunity to debut on important stages of the world in concerts with standing ovations, together with pianist Sînziana Mircea. They performed at Steinway Hall in London, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Sala Radio, Târgu Mureș Philharmonic and Arcuș Culture Centre. This tour was an impressive success which led to the choice and broadcast of the full concert "Imagine Chopin" by BBC RADIO 3& EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION both in 2020 and 2021.