Hailing originally from Romania, Marciana Buta was appointed First Violin of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2015.
Buta came to the UK in 2001 to study at Wells Cathedral School on a full bursary. Between 1999-2001, she won every year consecutively the National Romanian Solo competition and, since she was seven, was invited to have yearly solo concerto appearances with the Arad Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania. In 2006 she began her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Mateja Marinkovic, having been offered full scholarships for both her Bmus and Masters Degree. She has toured Norway, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, China, Kazakhstan as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
Buta has worked closely with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony, The Philharmonia, The John Wilson Orchestra, The Academy Of St. Martin, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 she was appointed the Associate Leader at Scottish Ballet.
Marciana leads the Wilhelm String Quartet with whom she has won the Wolfe Wolfinssohn String Quartet Prize, the Arthur Bliss Prize and toured Australia in 2010 and 2011. The quartet has performed live on “In Tune” BBC Radio Three as well as St Martin in the Field’s, Wigmore Hall and Eaton Square.