Romanian violinist born in Bacau, she studied at the Conservatory in Bucharest. Her international debut was at the age of sixteen when she performed in The Hague under Bruno Maderna. In 1969, she won the first prize in the Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaut Competition in Paris, as well as the special prize of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. In 1970, she was the winner of the first prize in the George Enescu Competition in Bucharest. In 1972, she was invited by Leopold Stokowski to play the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, recorded by Decca.
Her discography includes Debussy, Franck, Fauré sonatas for Aurophon-Classics and Sibelius Violin Concerto with Neeme Järvi and the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra for BIS.
She performs frequently in South and North America, Japan, Israel and all over Europe. A refined musician with a fascinating stage presence, Silvia Marcovici exhibits robust and productive activity in chamber music. She appears often in recitals with famous pianists, and recently also with her son Aimo Pagin, himself a pianist.
She is currently teacher in the „Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst“ in Graz, Austria.