Born on 21 February 1980, Ștefan Lovin graduated the “George Georgescu” Art High School in Tulcea and, in 2005, the Music Pedagogy Section of UNMB, with the work Istoria coralisticii românești până la Paul Constantinescu. He then studied under conf. univ. dr. Vronica Gaspar at the Musical Interpretation Department of the same university for a master’s degree which he earned with a dissertation titled Preludiul și Fuga în creațiile lui J.S.Bach și D. Shostakovici.
He attended masterclasses open to pianists of all ages, conducted by master pianists Andrei Gavrilov, Alfred Brendel (at the Romanian Athenaeum, during the George Enescu Festival 2011) and Dan Grigore, as well as jazz workshops conducted by distinguished Romanian jazzmen, such as Mircea Tiberian and Marius Popp.
He gave chamber music recitals, both solo and in duet with various instrumentalists, playing a repertoire which included works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Skriabin, Debussy, Ravel, Shostakovich etc.
In 2003 he gave a piano recital at UNMB with fragments from Alexander Skriabin’s Preludes, Op. 11.
2005 – Recital with jazz standards as well as his own compositions at Sibiu and Bucharest Jazz Festivals.
2006 – Piano Concert at the Romanian Athenaeum, with EuropaFest festival orchestra, conducted by Alexandru Ganea, where he performed his own arrangement for piano and orchestra of the jazz tune “Be My Love” by Nicholas Brodsky.
2008 – Bucharest Contemporary Music Festival, where he introduced “Cetăți Astrale”, a piece for piano solo signed by composer Silvia Macovei.
2009 – Piano recital at Șuțu Palace, with Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, by Dmitri Schostakovich.
2010 – Piano recital with works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Shostakovich, during the chamber music season at Arad Philharmonic.
In 2015, at “Jean Bart” Theater in Tulcea, he introduced Reimagining Bach, a new concept of approaching baroque music exploring various levels of interpretation – improvisation based on J. S. Bach’s preludes.
In 2016 he published in Studii de muzicologie, XI, Iași, the study “Preludiul și Fuga – provocări stilistice după apogeul din creația lui J. S. Bach”.
In 2018 he published in the same musicology magazine the study “Comparatismul muzical interpretativ – versiuni de referință ale concertului în Mi♭ Major de Franz Liszt. Emil von Sauer și Wilhelm Kempff”.
2018 – Piano recital during the musical season offered by “Aurel Stroe” Cultural Center, Bușteni. In the program, works by Rachmaninoff, Skriabin, Liszt, Schumann and Beethoven.
2018 – Two recitals, at the Sinaia Casino and at the Sinaia Roman Catholic Church, with works by Beethoven, Skriabin and Schumann, during EuropaFest Summer edition.
2018-2019 – A tour of the Roman Catholic churches of Bucharest, with works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schumann, a project held under the title Saint Cecilia’s Concerts.
27 March 2019 – Piano recital at Suțu Palace, with works by Beethoven and Robert Schumann.
Apart from the aforementioned concerts, Ștefan Lovin performed many concerts related to classical music, either by performing whole programs of works by the great composers, or by revealing the improvisational aspects of classical music in novel concerts, both as interpreter and as improviser.