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Razvan Suma Invites You to a Spanish Musical Evening!

Friday, 15 March 2013 , ora 9.17
What can be more delightful for a spring start than a beautiful journey through the lands full of charm of Spain, among rhythms of castanets, fans and colourful frills? And if you think of the obstacles that may come in the way of fulfilling this dream, cellist Razvan Suma - who enchanted the audience in 2012 with his two national tours Va place BACH? (Do you like Bach?) - brings the perfume of Spain to Bucharest, through a fascinating ingress into the world of Spanish music within his extraordinary concert: Seara spaniolacu Razvan Suma (A Spanish Evening with Razvan Suma).

On Friday, 22nd March, 7:00 p.m., on the stage of the Radio Hall, Razvan Suma will interpret with his friend - charismatic Spanish pianist Josu Okiñena, artist of great virtuosity with an ample solo career - distinguished songs that bear the signature of great Spanish composers of the modern era: Gaspar Cassado, Joaquin Nin, Aita Donostia, Anton Larrauri, Lorenzo Ondarra, Manuel De Falla. The entire repertoire is based on Spanish traditional folk motifs, and the composers included in the recital are representatives of the musical art in Spain: Cassado was one of the most representative cellists of the country, and Aita Donostia (Father Donostia) is perhaps the most representative composers of sacred music in the Country of the Basques. Ondarra's song that will be performed in the recital has been dedicated to the two artists who will interpret it: Răzvan Suma and Josu Okiñena.

The story of the encounter between Răzvan Suma and piano player Josu Okiñena is related to an original and funny event, that also took place on the Spanish land, in the year 2002, when the Romanian artist joined the Villa de Llanes International Contest, where he chose from the list offered by the organizers, an rehearsal pianist who must have been…Japanese, by name! After receiving the greatest distinction awarded, Razvan Suma started a beautiful friendship with the Spanish pianist, that led to many successful concerts held not only in the most important concert halls in Spain (Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Kursall-San Sebastian and others), but also at the Colon Theater (Buenos aires, Argentina).

For further information regarding the 2012-2013 season if the Radio Choirs and Orchestras please log on to: orchestra.srr.ro

Translated by Iulia Florescuand Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, Bucharest University