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Opening of the XIIth Edition of the Tuesday Evening Season – Statement made by Cristina Sârbu

Monday, 14 October 2019 , ora 10.04

The new edition of the Tuesday Evening Season opens today, the 8th of October. Starting at 7PM, violinist Alexandru Axenti, accompanied by pianist Olga Babadjan, are going to play compositions written by Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, George Enescu, and Boris Dubosarschi. More details from Cristina Sârbu, Season coordinator.

For twelve years, every Tuesday Evening Season has been offering the chance to meet Romanian musicians who study or leave abroad. Our goal is not only to make them famous in Romania, but also to reinvigorate the audience's will to listen to the wonderful rendition of chamber music masterpieces.

Each guest of the Tuesday Evening Season justifies his presence by national or international acclaim. But it wasn't always that way. Marin Cazacu and I decided to give birth to this project twelve years ago, inviting young people, who had earned their international renown - a few of them by then - but especially inviting young promising men. I'm happy to tell you that the first concert of the first edition in Autumn was performed by a trio, whose cellist was Andrei Ioniță. A few months later, in the same first Tuesday Evening Season, Andrei Ioniță gave a full recital. Cristina Goicea was among first musicians who gave a concert here. I believe that we have been lucky. Of course, there are a lot more names, but I reckon that at this moment in time, the above-mentioned are the most brilliant. Nevertheless, four generations have changed since them. More and more young instrumentalists study abroad, and more and more of them remain there to make their career. Those young men are the guests we pick for Tuesday Evening Season.

Among the musicians who can be heard soon on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum's Small Hall are: violinists Dragoș Marian Rusanu, Ioana Popescu (USA), Nicon Mladin (Salzburg), Octavian Pârlea (London), Daria Varlamova (Kiev), Vladislava Haienko (Kiev); pianists Cristina Achim (London), Maria Diana Petrache (Hanover), Dominic Iliș (Oradea), Alexandra Maria Wagner (London), AlexandruPlăcintă (Iași), Nil Mladin (Vienna), NiconMladin (London), Cristian Sandrin (London), Luca Rusu (Edinburgh), Robert Creimerman; cellist Valentin Simion; American Trio, consisting of Elie Bar (clarinet), Elias Goldstein (viola), and Angela Drăghicescu (piano); guitarist Filip Zombor (Budapest); Duo Molto - Budapest Liszt-Ferenc Academy.

On the 8th of October, Alexandru Axenti from Chișinău comes with a violin recital, in collaboration with Sempre Concerto Association's - Cornelia Bronzetti, in the special series of The Winner of International Competitions. Another winner we can present you in October is Dragoș Marian Rușanu. Coming next, a guitar recital by Filip Zombor, in collaboration with Balassi Institute (The Hungarian Institute of Culture in Bucharest). And on the last Tuesday of October will be given a recital by the USA trio: Elie Bar (clarinet), Elias Goldstein (viola), and Angela Drăghicescu (piano).

A report by Maria-Isabela Nica
Translated by Cotar Alexandr, MTTLC anul I,
Universitatea București Facultatea de Limbi și Literaturi Străine