Marcovici, Silvia, Romanian violinist; b. Bacau, Jan. 30,1952. She studied in Bacau and at the Bucharest Cons., her principal teacher being S. Gheorghiu. She made her professional debut in The Hague in 1967. In 1969 she won the Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris and in 1970 the Enesco Competition in Bucharest. She appeared for the first time in London in 1970, in 1977 she performed in N.Y., and she subsequently appeared with many of the world’s majororchs.
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Bacău (bäkŭ´ŏŏ), city (1990 pop. 197,1921), E Romania, in Moldavia, on the Bistriţa River. The administrative and industrial center of an oil-producing region, Bacău has a papermill, textile factories, and industries that manufacture military planes. Although probably settled in the 5th cent., Bacău did not become important until oil was discovered there in the 20th cent. It has a regional museum and ruins of a 15th-century princely court.