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Tuesday Evening Season at the Romanian Athenaeum
Being only 19 years old and a Ist year student at the University of Music Bucharest, in the class of the violinist Gabriel Croitoru, Andra Lucia Andrei has showed self-control and a proper playing technique along with a difficult repertoire comprising three sonatas belonging to the following composers: Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms and César Franck. A sensitive musician, excited to find herself on one of the most important concert stages: 'I was thrilled, because, in addition to the usual audience, my parents were also present. It gave me strength to carry on and have more public performances, but also joy for having shared some feelings. I chose a romantic, beautiful, sentimental and melancholic repertoire and I hope that I managed to revive both the art and the technique these composers offered us.
During the recital defined by youth, enthusiasm and connection between the two musicians, the pianist Anta Agavriloae - a Master student at the University of Music Bucharest and accompanist at Professor Bianca Manoleanu's lied and oratorio class - showed in turn her piano skills within a large repertoire:
'It's a gorgeous programme, extraordinarily beautiful, that we have planned thinking of the images in ours and our parents' lives: Grieg is an adolescent, Brahms - a mature love, while Franck - a whole life story. It's a challenging programme, but it can actually be performed together with a good soloist. It's a challenging programme, but I think we've reached our goal, more or less.'
A truly romantic programme performed with the typical sensitivity and dramatic tension that the violinist Andra Lucia Andrei and the pianist Anta Agavriloae generously offered to the audience.
Translated by Mădălina-Elena Marin and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, Bucharest University