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Mădălin Voicu will Conduct at the Radio Hall
At the beginning of the holiday, the National Radio Orchestra invites you to a beautiful journey to the charming space of Italy, accompanied by the Symphony no.4, Italiana, composed by Felix Mendelssohn. Between 1829 and 1831, the German composer made an European tour, that included Italy, as well, which fascinated him; his voyage impressions were subsequently laid on the stave.
″This is Italy! And now I begin to feel what I have always thought to be the supreme joy of life!″ the composer said to his parents; he confessed to his sister that the ″Italian Symphony is making a lot of progress. It will be the most beautiful work that I have ever composed (...)″. The composer conducted himself his creation in London in 1833, with great success with the public.
This beautiful work, and one of the greatest concerts by Beethoven - the Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra - performed by the National Radio Orchestra, will delight the public at the Radio Hall on Friday, 23rd May, (19:00).
The event will be conducted by Mădălin Voicu, the son of the famous Romanian violinist Ion Voicu. Mădălin Voicu was the conductor of the Oltenia Philharmonic and of the Paul Constantinescu Philharmonic; the concerts he performed abroad proved the appreciation and the popularity he enjoyed both in the country and abroad.
He performed in concerts together with the Bucuresti Chamber Orchestra, founded by the eminent violinist Ion Voicu and, since 2001 Mădălin Voicu has been a member of honour of the French Academy for Sciences, Arts and Letters.
He became familiar with the music through the violin and studied at the National University of Music, Bucharest. After that, Mădălin Voicu also studied the art of conducting, and he was trained by famous musicians, such as Sergiu Celibidache, Carlo Zecchi, Corneliu Dumbrăveanu and Hans Swarowsky. He is a promoter of the young generation of musicians, and, through the Ion Voicu International Foundation, he organizes a series of concerts, in which many artists are rewarded with prizes, by the Foundation.
The violinist Cristina Anghelescu, whom you will have the opportunity to see performing Beethoven′ s Concerto, is a soloist of the Radio Choir and Orchestras.
Cristina Anghelescu has played on all Romanian stages, since she was a student; she was invited to perform in famous halls, such as, the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall - Moscow, el Teatro Monumental y Auditorium - Madrid, the Smetana Hall - Prague, in St. John's Smith Square - London, or the Finlandia Hall - Helsinki. She made numberless tours in all European countries, in Taiwan, in South and North America, in South Africa, etc.
Cristina Anghelescu recorded several albums with famous scores, such as the concerts by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Vivaldi′s Seasons, and the two famous violin concerts composed by Georges Lloyd, together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets are available on the website: www.bilete.ro, at the Romanian Post Offices, the Inmedio Shops, signaled with Bilete.ro, Germanos shops, and at the ticket box office of the Radio Hall.For further information regarding the Radio Choir and Orchestra, please visit the websites: www.orchestreradio.ro or www.orchestreradio.com.
Translated by Aida Birghilă and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest