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Interview with violinist Ioana Tudor

Thursday, 30 January 2020 , ora 12.28

The young violinist will hold a chamber recital on Tuesday, the 28th of January, at the Romanian Athenaeum, together with cellist Izabela Gherguși and pianist Alexandru Țală.

How did the idea of this recital come to you?

Last year I won the Special Jury Prize at the "Mihail Jora" Competition and this recital was offered to me as part of the prize.

How did you choose the program for this evening?

Tuesday's recital features pieces that are very dear to us and that we performed when we were just starting to perform together - Izabela, Alex, and I. I have worked with great pleasure and these are the works we performed during the competition - Serenade lointaine by George Enescu and Piano Trio No.1 by Shostakovich. It is our competition program and we have been very pleased to rehearse and perform it together. We value modern music very much and there are some pieces that are very well suited to young people who are learning, to young people who have energy and are passionate about this beautiful and special modern music, nicely leaving the classical patterns behind for a bit.

You and AlexandruȚală will also perform solo works by Bach. How did you plan that performance?

It was Mrs. Maier's suggestion because it is the kind of music that everyone likes and we find it everywhere. Also, Bach is the base of any musician.

What can you tell us about Robert Schumann's Three Fantasy Pieces Op.73?

It is, in a way, a transition piece between the pieces that we will perform solo and the trio pieces. It is, somehow, thought of as a moment of transition.

When did the three of you start working together?

We performed for the first time together two years ago, in Mrs. Verona Maier's class, and since then we have stayed together because we realized that we are very good together and we like what we do. We hope to have as many projects together and build as much repertoire as possible, although each of us also works with other bands.

Interview by Petre Fugaciu
Translated by Alina-Nicoleta Duminică, Universitatea București,
Facultatea de Limbi și Literaturi Străine, MTTLC, anul II