Prof. Silvia Marcovici was born in Rumania and studied under Stefan Gheorghiu in Bacau and Bukarest. At the age of 16, she gave her international debut at a concert in Den Haag, led by Bruno Maderna. In 1969 she won the Deuxième Grand Prix of the famous Marguerite-Long-/Jacques-Thibaud-Competition  (the first prize was not awarded in this year). In the following year she was the winner of the George Enescu competition. An important milestone in her career was a performance with the London Symphony Orchestra which was tape-recorded of the DECCA, in 1972. The performance was conducted by Leopold Stokowski on which she played the Glazunov concert.

She worked with numerous famous conductors such as Erich Leinsdorf, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Riccardo Muti, André Prévin and Zubin Mehta. Furthermore she devoted herself intensively to chamber music. To her associate partners count Pascal Rogé, Boris Berezovksy and her kids Aimo Pagin and Sarah Pagin.

To her recordings count the Sibelius concert (with Neeme Järvi) and Carl Nielsen (with Yoel Levi).

Silvia Marcovici devoted herself passionately to the education of young artists.

Currentley, she has her own professorship at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz.