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Tuesday Evening Season - March 5 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 , ora 8.17
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"An exceptional talent doubled by artistic maturity.." is how the critics characterize Sinziana Mircea's performances - an already known pianist, aged only 20, having a rich experience on stage, acquired in various concert halls in Europe, United States and Japan. Sinziana has an important portfolio of awards won at international piano competitions in Romania, Greece, Italy, Spain and Austria, completed by numerous master classes with piano masters among which should be mentioned the one with the famous pianist Aldo Ciccolini, in Italy, last year. Sinziana currently studies at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany, in the class of prof. Sheila Arnold, collaborating at the same time with Prof. Christiane Karajev (University of Music in Vienna).
Invited for the second time in the Tuesday Evening Season, Sinziana Mircea has fascinated again during the piano recital held on March 5, with works composed by Piotr Ilici Tchaikovsky, Enrique Granados, Maurice Ravel and Modest Mussorgsky. She is an intelligent and sensible musician, with a warm tone and a great pleasure to play, generously shared with the audience, offering after a very difficult program two equally demanding encores.
"I was very happy to return on the Romanian Atheneum stage in the "Tuesday Evening Season", after last year's recital (March 6 2012), this time proposing a program showcasing the links between orchestra and piano dedicated works. Therefore, I wanted to propose an imaginary game between piano and orchestra, including in the first part of the program two works "stolen" from symphonic literature, namely "Nutcracker" and "La Valse", followed in the second part by Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an exhibition", initially composed for piano, offered later as a gift to orchestras. As encores, I chosen as the first one the "Hungarian Rhapsody no 6" by my favorite composer , Liszt, followed by my own transcriptions out of Chicago by John Cander, West side story by Leonard Berstein and Fascination by Nat King Cole" (Sinziana Mircea).
Sinziana Mircea has presented a very consistent and difficult program, of great symphonic complexity, realized with talent, excellent piano technique and rigorous preparation, rewarded by long applauses, by the public who filled up to maximum the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum.