3257 Stonecreek Dr, Madison WI, 53719
Instruments:Chorus, Piano, Voice, World Music

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Blues, World, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:10 years
Rate:$50 / hr

Personal Statement

5 reasons to choose Codrut Birsan:
1. He is very experienced in many music genres
2. He is an effective teacher for all levels of students
3. He wants you to succeed in your musical goals
4. He is passionate about his practice
5. His one-on-one teaching style assures personal attention

Codrut’s Story
Born in Brasov, Romania, Codrut Birsan began piano lessons at age 9. By age 14, he was named the “Cantarea Romaniei” Piano Competition winner. By age 19 Codrut Birsan began voice lessons at “Brasov Conservatory” and transfer at Bucharest University of Music after two years where he studied with distinguished professor Georgeta Stoleriu. At age 23 he had his debut at Opera Constanta in opera “Barbiere of Seville”by G.Rossini and one year later the with the same opera title at National Opera Bucharest. Codrut continued his studies at San Francisco Conservatory where he obtain his master degree.

In addition to numerous private recitals, master-class performances, recording sessions for Romanian National Public Radio, and professional opera engagements, Codrut has decided to move to America. Since he arrived in America he has collaborated with many institutions like the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Lyric Opera, North bay Opera, B.A.S.O.T.I Piano opera accompanist & vocal soloist, and has won several competition awards such as the “Crizantema de Aur” Romanian National Voice Competition.

Currently, Codrut is a freelance Piano and Vocal artist performing in groups throughout the Wisconsin region. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities, with an emphasis on both intermediate and advanced students who exhibit a strong desire. Younger beginning students are evaluated and accepted into his studios on a case by case basis. Codrut’s mission as a teacher is to pass on to young players of all abilities, the gifts of deep technical insight, musicianship and strong work ethics. Codrut strives to provide a clear advantage for his students in order to enhance their accomplishments in both Voice and Piano performance . Codrut has his private studio at Madison Music Foundry since 2009.

Codrut’s Resume

Master of Voice San Francisco Conservatory 2007

Bachelor of Music Bucharest Conservatory 2001

Coaching and Accompanying Experience

UW-Madison School of Music 2008

Lawrence Conservatory Appleton, WI 2008

North High School Appleton WI. 2008

Coach for BASOTI (Bay Area Summer Opera Institute) 2005-2007

San Francisco Conservatory- 2005-2007

SF Lyric Opera 2004-2007

School of Art in Brasov, Romania 1999-2005

High School of Music in Brasov 1999-2005

Opera Brasov Romania 1994-2000


Georgeta Stoleriu Steve Bailey Kent Nagano David Oswald

Cesar Ulloa Michael Grossman Matthias Kuntzsch Rod Gomez

Silvia Anderson Bonnie Koestner Alex Katsman Cristian Mihailescu

Ken Bozeman Phillip Kuttner

Victor Dumanescu


Merit Scholarship in Voice San Francisco Conservatory 2005-2007

1st Place Crizantema de Aur Competition Romania 2002

1st place National Piano Competition Romania 1990


Mariage of Figaro-Mozart-Sf Lyric opera

Cosi fan tutte-mozart

Magic Flute-mozart

Lucia de lamermoure-donizetti

Elixire of love-donizetti

Rape of lucretia-britten

Carmen –bizet

Romeo and Juliette-gounod



Operatic baritone, dance experience, jazz improvisation, composition and arranging vocal solo & choral music.


Codrut Birsan Voice/Piano Teaching

Codrut Birsan