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Chronicle - Tuesday Evening Season

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 , ora 9.47
A young violinist - pupil in the 9thgrade at the "George Enescu" Music Highschool in Bucharest in teacher's Mihaela Tomescu class - was the protagonist of the 24thApril episode of the Tuesday Evening Season at the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum. Maria Alexandra Bobeico, accompanied on the piano by Clementina Ristea-Ciucu, proposed on the playbill a consistent and various programme, which prefigured an ambitious recital of an artist willing to distinguish herself.

Violinist Alexandra Bobeico began being noted as far back as in 2005, being only 8 years old when she first participated at a national contest. Since then, she has won over 30 prizes, the most important being the ones won at the "Paul Constantinescu", "Remember Enescu" and "Victor Giuleanu" contests.

Compositions worthy of any great violinist's repertoire

The Tuesday evening recital began with the Sonata in C minor BWV 1017 by Johann Sebastian Bach. Although the young violinist's obvious emotions affected the clarity and the balance imposed by the score, it was a good interpretation from a technical point of view. The Sonata in E minor KV 304 by Mozart followed, in which the violinist's interior control created a sound more and more exact.

Probably much closer to the romantic repertoire, Alexandra Bobeico managed in the second part of the recital to reveal many qualities: a powerful sound, a perfect technique of the staccato, ease in the passages of virtuosity. We could note all of these in Variations op.15 by Henryk Wieniawski, Sonata in A major by César Franck and "La Capricieuse" op.17 play by Edward Elgar.

Maria Alexandra Bobeico remarkably interpreted compositions worthy of any great violinist's repertoire, awakening the enthusiasm of the audience in the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum.


Dan Ghineraru
Translated by Dobrin Irina
MTTLC, Bucharest University