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Lebanese conductor Lubnan Baalbaki and pianist Sînziana Mircea, in the first concert with the audience at the Radio Hall!

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 , ora 16.06

After a few months in which, due to pandemic reasons, all the events of the season were broadcast live from the Radio Hall - by air or online - the public will physically return to the hall! The first concert in which the spectators will enjoy the "live" reunion with the music and, reciprocally, the artists will relive the emotion of the interaction with the public, will take place on Friday, June 4th (19.00).

Lebanese conductor LUBNAN BAALBAKI, who studied part of his musical studies in Romania and who has a unique life story built between Lebanon and Romania, will be at the rostrum of the NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA. The special guest of the evening is also the appreciated pianist SÎNZIANA MIRCEA. His debut on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum took place at just 7 years old, at the age of 20 he performed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater and St Martin-in-the-Fields (London) and 4 years later he made his debut at Carnegie Hall - New York , with a full recital.

In the concert at the Radio Hall, you will listen to MOZART: Concert no. 21 for piano and orchestra and SCHUBERT: Symphony no. 8 - Unfinished. With early musical genius skills, the first great romantic in the history of music, Schubert composed extremely much in just 31 years of life: over 600 vocal works (especially lieds, on the lyrics of over 90 poets), seven completed symphonies (and six more unfinished), many piano compositions, etc.

Since 2012, LUBNAN BAALBAKI ​​has been the permanent conductor of the Lebanon Philharmonic Orchestra. He founded the first Youth Orchestra of Lebanon and together with both ensembles he holds concerts in Lebanon and beyond.

Since his childhood, conductor, composer, violinist and a remarkable lute performer, Lubnan Baalbaki (b. 1981) was enveloped by an artistic entourage, through his family of painters, musicians, actors, etc. He discovered the secrets of music by studying the violin at the Lebanese Conservatory. He then chose Romania as a destination to pursue his dream of becoming a conductor, attending the courses of the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca. His artistic training continued with master's studies at the National University of Music in Bucharest and a second master's degree in Vienna, followed by a doctorate in Bucharest, under the coordination of composer Dan Dediu.

His artistic experience includes collaborations with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, the Romanian Opera Timișoara and the philharmonic orchestras of Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Sibiu, Craiova, Bacau, Arad and Ploiesti.

The pandemic context of the last year represented for SÎNZIANA MIRCEA a respite for creation and introspection, opening new artistic horizons, accompanied by unusual experiences. Thus, the recital held with the violinist Alexandru Tomescu (May 2021), during the Vaccination Marathon, attracted worldwide attention, becoming a subject in prestigious international publications, such as the Washington Post.

In 2020, Sînziana Mircea released her third album entitled "Fortuna - Piano Sensation", produced by the well-known record label Electrecord, which includes her own compositions, performed by herself. His creations have attracted the attention of specialized radio channels around the world, being broadcast in both Europe and the USA. In the same year, the pianist participated in the prestigious online concert series "Steinway's Lunch Concerts - Great pianists playing at home", together with great pianists of the world.

In 2019, Sinziana made an extensive tour in Japan, followed by the European "Imagine Chopin" tour, in which she also presented her own compositions. The recital held at the Radio Hall was recorded, broadcast by Radio Romania Muzical and later taken over by BBC Radio 3 and EBU (European Broadcasting Corporation).

In order to guarantee the safety of the spectators and to respect the norms in force in a pandemic context, the hall will be filled with 30% of the total capacity. It is NOT necessary to present any vaccination certificate or test. Access to the concerts organized at the Radio Hall is allowed until 18.50 and the public is asked to strictly observe the access rules displayed at the entrance to the building and on the website www.orchestreradio.ro .

Tickets in electronic format for all concerts in June will be on sale starting with 31.05.2021, online, on iabilet.ro. Tickets will also be found in Flanco stores, Rompetrol gas stations, Unirii 1 Metro, "Music" stores, IQ BOX, Uman and on Selfpay terminals. Online, you can pay by card, via Paypal, Sodexo cultural ticket cards, on the invoice at Vodafone or Orange or refund by Fan Courier, anywhere in the country.

Also, tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office of the Radio Hall - starting with 02.06.2021, from 15.00.

Translated by Popa Zafiriadi Carol,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu