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Valentin Serban –the lead singer of the National Radio Orchestra

Monday, 17 February 2020 , ora 10.35

Two young musicians, Kahchun Wong - the first Asian conductor, winner of the Gustav Mahler conducting competition - and violinist Valentin Șerban - member of the "Les Dissonances" orchestra in Paris and the initiator of the concerts "With eyes wide closed" - are invited to the National Radio Orchestra's this week season concert. Valentin Serban will be, for the first time, a lead singer on the Radio Hall scene and he spoke about this moment:

It is a great honour for me to sing with the National Radio Orchestra, which is, objectively speaking, the best orchestra in Romania. I am proud and glad to be able to sing Mozart's Concert no.2, which is unfortunately only slightly sung for various reasons; It is said that Mozart didn't compose it completely and that it was finished by some of his students, but it is a splendid concert that is too little sungand I hope that whoever comes to the concert can enjoy it as much as I do.

You are currently a member of Les Dissonances. What are the projects you are working on together with this ensemble and when will you be back on stagesfrom Romania?

I will also performa concert by Mozart in Târgu Mures in March with the Philharmonic, I will perform with the Sibiu Philharmonic in April and I will perform the Concert byKorngold, and I will also have two more important projects in May; one is the one with the Les Dissonances orchestra, in Paris - a small tour in France and a concert for now, but there will be more with the complete sonatas and parties for Bach's solo violin.

Interview by Lucian Haralambie
Translated by Ioana Ghiță, Universitatea București,
Facultatea de Limbi și Literaturi Străine, MTTLC, anul II