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Radio România Muzical Evenings -25, at the Radio Hall

Thursday, 24 February 2022 , ora 8.54
 

Three exceptional musical evenings at the Radio Hall mark the 25th anniversary of the existence of the only Romanian station dedicated to classical music: Radio România Muzical. On March 23rd, 24th and 25th, at 19.00: two concerts and a recital, illustrating significant projects carried out by Radio România Muzical over time.


March 23rd
- concert given by the Radio Chamber Orchestra, conductor Radu Popa, together with the finalists of the competition for the scholarship " The Heirs of Musical Romania ", 2021 edition: soprano Aida Pascu, percussionist Sara Gheorghe and pianist Dominik Ilisz. In the program: arias from works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Georg Friedrich Händel, opposites in arrangement for marimba and orchestra, together with Concerto no. 3 for piano and orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Starting with 2020, Radio România Muzical and Rotary Club Pipera organized the competition for the scholarship "Moștenitorii României muzicale". Several young musicians who stood out in the competition were given the opportunity to perform in the seasonal concerts of prestigious music institutions; the three soloists of the March 23rd evening at the Radio Hall will give a concert on March 17th, 2022, together with the Brașov Philharmonic Orchestra.

Soprano Aida Pascu (21 years old), is a student at the National University of Music in Bucharest and a laureate of several national and international competitions. Sara Gheorghe (20 years old) is a student at the Academy of Music and Arts in Vienna; percussionist with a spectacular evolution, she was a member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra. Pianist Dominik Ilisz (18 years old) is a student at the Faculty of Music in Debrecen (Hungary), with evolutions in concerts and recitals on relevant Romanian stages.


March 24th - recital given by pianist Mihai Ritivoiu within the project " The Heirs of Musical Romania ". Mihai Ritivoiu is the winner of the piano competition organized by Radio Romania Music in 2010, under the sign of "Lipatti Days"; in 2011, he won the third prize at the "George Enescu" International Competition. He is a graduate of the Guidhall School of Music and Drama in London and, at the age of 33, he is considered one of the most important young Romanian pianists with a relevant international career, which took him on great stages in Europe and Asia. For the recital on March 24th, the very day when Radio România Muzical broadcast for the first time 25 years ago, Mihai Ritivoiu chose a program with works by Schubert, Liszt, Ravel and Chopin, together with his own composition, written in 2021, inspired by the COVID19 pandemic.

Radio România Muzical initiated the project "The Heirs of Musical Romania " in 2018, a co-production with Rotary Club Pipera. Under the auspices of this project, almost 20 recitals and concerts have taken place so far, supported by important names such as Andrei Ioniță, Ioana Cristina Goicea, Valentin Răduțiu, Romanian Chamber Orchestra, etc., two albums were published at "Casa Radio" Publishing House, it was organized a first national tour and presented to the European Radio Union hundreds of minutes of recordings, included in the broadcasts of radio stations such as BBC Radio 3 or France Musique.

March 25th - concert given by the National Radio Orchestra, under conductor Cristian Măcelaru, with violinist Alexandru Tomescu soloist. The two great musicians who currently support permanent rubrics on Radio Romania Musical, Cristian Măcelaru ("Camera albastră" from 2020) and Alexandru Tomescu ("Obiectiv-emotiv" from 2018), meet in an exceptional program: Concert no. 2 for violin and orchestra by Sergei Prokofiev and Symphony V by Gustav Mahler.

It is an occasion to celebrate 10 years since Cristian Măcelaru's debut on a Romanian stage: this first concert of his in Romania was held at the Radio Hall, in November 2012, together with the National Radio Orchestra, at the initiative of Radio România Muzical. Alexandru Tomescu celebrates, in 2022, 20 years as a soloist of the Radio Orchestras.

Radio România Muzical started broadcasting on March 24th, 1997. In 25 years of activity it has established itself as one of the main cultural entities in Romania, a symbol of professionalism and value, both through its broadcasts and through its projects, mainly oriented to the musical education of a wide audience and to the promotion of the young values of the Romanian musical art. It can be listened to on 97.6 and 104.8 FM or online at www.romania-muzical.ro .

Tickets for the three events "Radio România Muzical Evenings - 25" are available on www.iabilet.ro .

Co-producer: Rotary Club Pipera.

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Translated by Elena Patricia Măroiu,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu