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Interview with violonist Ioana Cristina Goicea (II)

Monday, 19 December 2022 , ora 11.07

Sunday, the 18th of December, at Hall Radio will take place an extraordinary chamber recital held by the violonist Ioana Cristina Goicea, together with the pianist Daria Tudor and the cellist Andrei Ioniță, event included in the project "The Inheritors of Musical Romania" initiated by Radio România Muzical. The violonist Ioana Cristina Goicea, currently teacher at the prestigious Academy of Music from Vienna, tells us about the importance of this project for the Romanian artists and also about the Beethoven CD recently released at the Casa Radio Publishing House, reuniting recordings of young musicians. Our colleague Ioana Țintea was the one to talk to Ioana Cristina Goicea:

How do you see the importance of the project "The Heirs of Musical Romania", initiated by Radio România Muzical?

Something extraordinarily important. All of us left Romania many years ago, but we haven't actually left Romania… even if we studied i other countries, we are always in Romania, we are tied to Romania, we sing in Romania and we try to bring the fame of our country all over the world and I think this is what counts the most. Everybody knows about the Romanian musicians. We had and we have an extraordinary school and everybody knows Romanian musicians are very good, and we want to make it known all over the world from now on.

I would ask you to offer us some detalis about the CD, from your perspective.

It's been a special collaboration. It actually happend around New Year's Eve, last year, when the three of us met in Bucharest, because we were in different places, and that's why for us it's been something special to work at this project in Bucharest, at Radio, on the scene where I, at least, have been present since I was a child and where my mother has worked as a soloist for a very long time. So, for me,this is something that has an emotional charge and I was very glad to be able to share this joy with my colleagues, Andrei and Daria.

What determined you to head to the teaching branch?

I have known for a long time I would do this with great pleasure and implication. I love teaching. I have always known this would be one of the paths I would follow. Of course, obtaining such a post is very difficult and especially nowadays, where everything becomes harder and harder in our profession, the posts become fewer and fewer and there are more and more musicians. It's not only difficult to obtain a post at the University, but also a post in the orchestra or as a concertmaster and all these things are more and more difficult. I consider the possibility of teaching has also made me play better. I teach my students what I've learnt home, in Romania, which are the most important bases and all I've learnt during these years and I through this I think I become a better, more complete musician.

As ambassador of the interpretative school, how do you feel from this perspective when you sing on international stages?

I feel incredibly good, because I am convinced that what I achieved and learnt home, in Romania, is a generally valid thing and what we learnt in the Romanian school is of great value, things I'm teaching and taking further through my singing and my collaboration with musicians and my students.

Interview by Ioana Țintea
Translated by Ema-Teodora Rădulescu,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu