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Regal with the Romanian Royal Camerata
The Romanian Royal Camerata, an orchestra ensemble under the high patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania, has performed on Sunday, 24th March, 2013, the third concert from "Regal with the Romanian Royal Camerata" series.
"Tonight's concert was full of significance, being the first concert from this project that had the privilege of performing for a royal presence and we are extremely honoured for that. The Royal Highnesses Prince Radu and Prince Nicholas of Romania were present at the event. We performed for the first time with the violinist Alexandru Tomescu as well as with the pianist Eduard Kunz, an exceptional performer, winner of the 'George Enescu' Competition ", tells us Răzvan Apetrei, the artistic director of the Romanian Royal Camerata, about the concert performed by the ensemble under the baton of conductor Jin Wang.
The large public present at the Great Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum enjoyed musical pieces from the Romantic era, and as the main attraction of the evening was the Concert for the violin, piano and string orchestra, signed by Ernest Chausson. As soloists, there were Alexandru Tomescu and Răzvan Apetrei.
"The two soloists performed admirably! I know Alexandru very well because he is s one of the greatest Romanian violinists. Eduard Kunz is a pianist with an especially beautiful sound, with a performance that conquers through persuasion and colour. Together with the Romanian Royal Camerata and the conductor Jin Wang, they managed to render to us a less known musical piece, but beautifully interpreted and with much dedication, nonetheless", tells us the cello player, Marin Cazacu, about the performance of the soloists.
Adding another opinion regarding the event, the movie critic, Irina Margareta Nistor, says that "It truly was a regal performance, I daresay, and I was incredibly happy to see an overflowing concert hall, with people from absolutely every generation and also that an extremely rare musical piece was performed, from my point of view being a perfect combination. I think it is one of the most elegant ways of relaxation."
Translated by Roxana Țicămucă and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, Bucharest University