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The cellist Cornelius Zirbo and the pianist Gabriel Gitan in the Tuesday evening Season
Tuesday, November 10th 2020, at 7PM, on the youtube channel of the Philharmonic, on the facebook of the Philarmonic "George Enescu" and of the Romania Musical Radio will be streamed the third concert without public from the Tuesday evening Season 2020-2021.
The "George Enescu" Philharmonic
The Tuesday evening Season (Small room)
Tuesday, November 10th, 7PM Chamber recital
CORNELIUS ZIRBO - cello
GABRIEL GÎÞAN - piano
Robert Schumann - Adagio andAllegro, op. 70
Robert Schumann - Fantasy songs, op. 73
Johannes Brahms - Sonata no.1, in mi minor, for piano and cello, op. 38
Claude Debussy - Sonata in re minor for cello and piano
Concert realised in partnership with Romania Radio Musical
Cornelius Zirbo was born in Cluj-Napoca, where at the age of 9 he started to study the cello at the Middle School for music "Augustin Bena". He continued his studies at the College for Arts "Dinu Lipatti", Bucharest, where he studied at the teacher Octavian Lup's class and at the moment he follows the bachelor studies of the National University for Music Bucharest in the master Marin Cazacu's class. He improved in Paris where he studied in the Class of Excellence for Cello of Gautier Capuçon, conducted at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. He is the ambassador of the Summer Academy of the famous festival Verbier (Switzerland), place where, in 2017, he continued the studies of the cello and of the chamber music with Frans Helmerson, Miklós Perényi, Pamela Frank, Klaus Hellwig, Gábor Takács-Nagy and James Ehnes.
Cornelius Zirbo awarded at numerous constests in country and abroad like: The International Contest for Strings "StreichWerk" from Berlin, where he won first prize, The International Contest "Young Virtuosos", Sofia, Bulgaria (1st place), The International Contest for cello "ProArt", Ukraine (3rd place), The International Contest "Concertino Praga", Czechia (3rd place) and 1st place at the National Olympics Intrumental Performance ( from 2010 until 2018).
His activity contains concerts and recitals in prestigious concert rooms, like: Konzerthaus (Berlin), Foundation Louis Vuitton Auditorium (Paris), Rudolfinum (Prague), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Eglise de Verbier (Switzerland), Concert Hall of National Library (Beijing) and the ROmanian Anthenaeum (Bucharest). Cornelius made an appearence on the stage of the famous music festivals: Verbier (Switzerland), Enescu (Romania), SoNoRo (Romania), Chiemgauer Musikfrühling (Germany), South Bohemian (Czechia) and the Musical Autumn from Cluj (Romania).
The young and talented cellist performed as a soloist with Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Khmelnitsky Philharmonic, "Transilvania" State Philharmonic, State Philharmonic "Moldova", Royal Room, National Orchestra for Youth of the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation and "Junior" National Orchestra.
In his ascension he was supported financially by the Princess Margareta Foundation (through the "young Talents" project), The Musician Performers Union in Romania, Provident in partnership with the School For Values and the Foundation for the Community.
Gabriel Gîțan is student in the second year master at National Music University from Bucharest. He benefits of the guidance of the univ. prof. dr. dr. Viniciu Moroianu (piano), univ. prof. dr. Verona Maier (chamber music) and univ. conf. dr. Cristina Popescu Stãnești (accompaniment). He obtained awards at important national and international competitions, like: the Hungarian Music Festival, Bucharest- 1st Prize (2018), the Contest "Dan Cumpata", Bucharest- The big Prize at the Piano Category, first Prize the vocal and instrumental Accompaniment Category and First Prize at the Chamber Music Category (2016), the "Ada Ulubeanu" contest, Bucharest-First Prize for Excellence at Piano Category (2015), The Big Prize and the Special Prize for the best performance of a Romanian work at the Accompaniment Category (2016), First Prize at Chamber Music Category (2017), the "Victor Giuleanu" contest, Bucharest- First Prize (2015), the "Ville de Gagny" International Contest, France- Second Prize (2013).
Gabriel Gîțan performed recitals on the important stages like Saint Martin in the Fields, London, Romanian Cultural Institut in London, the Hungarian Cultural Institut in Paris, London and Bucharest, the Romanian Anthenaeum, the "George Enescu" Museum, Sutu Palace etc.
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Translated by Țîru Mãlina Roxana,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu