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Romanian Music Forum Awards
"The Romanian Music Forum is an opinion and attitude authority, consisting of musical personalities extremely bound to the lyric stage - music critics, musicologists, scenographers, conductors, soloists. For thirteen years now, we have been offering awards and have been thinking of the most important last year's achievements: events, young soloist debuts, extraordinary productions. We bring forward what's best, according to both the audience's endorsement and the specialists' opinions. We have always remained true."
Among this year's laureats, there were the composer Dan Dediu, the pianist Ilinca Dumitrescu, the conductors Tiberiu Soare and Ciprian Teodorașcu, the Ballet Ensemble of the Children's Comic Opera and the "Preludiu" Chamber Choir. Together with Smaranda Oțeanu-Bunea, they were introduced by Costin Popa, the editor-in-chief of the Melos magazine, and Grigore Constantinescu, the president of the "Mihail Jora" Union of Music Critics, who revealed to us the criteria upon which the prized artists have been chosen:
"We took into consideration last year's achievements, on one side, and what each laureate's personality encompasses, on the other side. The second criterion is represented by the desire to salute several event planners, for the management skills they have showed. Last, but not least, we also speak of careers, the pianist Ilinca Dumitrescu and the "Preludiu" Chamber Choir, conducted by Voicu Enăchescu, being this year's choices. There are both immortal and momentary choices, yet all of them worthy."
Translated by Elena - Mădălina Marin and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC - Bucharest University