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Tuesday Evening Season - 9th April, 2013
Still excited after an exhausting recital, Abel Corban stated:
'I felt wonderful, it's the first time I've played on my birthday, and it's lovely to see everyone around, your friends and family, and I hope it was a nice evening and that each of us had something to gain from it. It's the first time I've played on the stage of the most important institution in our country - culturally speaking - and I am very happy… This is the repertoire that I've been preparing for several national and international competitions, I wanted it to be varied, not to be boring, and I wanted the encore to be by Constantin Silvestri because 2013 is a Silvestri year and I think everyone liked it…'
Pianist Abel Corban is an intelligent, sensitive musician, with a warm voice and great pleasure to play, which he shared generously with the audience in the hall. Happy with his performance, his master Viniciu Moroianu said:
'He is a very ambitious young man from Bacau, a talented musician with the strength to convey emotion and with great technical skill. This debut honours him, he is starting to become somebody, he'll be participating at a few competitions and what he has shown tonight, in stylistic diversity and amplitude on stage, recommends him as a promising young man, but certainly, the "site" is still open… I think he is a young artist that we'll hear about in the future.'
Showing a varied and complex programme, performed with talent, good piano technique and rigorous training, Abel Corban was rewarded with standing ovations by the audience that filled the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum.
Translated by Irina Borțoi and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, Bucharest University