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23rd October - Tuesday Evening Season at the Romanian Athenaeum
Mălina Ciobanu is still a student at "Octav Bancilă" National Arts College in Iași. She boasts an important activity in music with great performances in Iași, Bucharest and even Salzburg. She has blossomed near the pianist Verona Maier increasing the audience's interest from one music piece to another.
After a rather shy start with Mozart's Sonata in E Minor - although the audience did applaud between the parts and even between the variations of the "Carmen Fantasy" - Mălina Ciobanu illustrated her talent in handling the violin bow by performing Nicolo Paganini's Caprices No. 17 and No.24, Antonio Bazzini's Scherzo Fantastique and Pablo de Sarasate's works. Apart from virtuosity, she diffused sensibility, expressivity and a warm, vibrant tone through the rendering of Ciprian Porumbescu's Ballad.
The young violinist Mălina Ciobanu's performance drew enthusiastic applause. We look forward to further interesting shows.
Translated by Sorina Cimpoeru
MTTLC, Bucharest University