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Mărțisor concert, at the Radio Hall, on the 4th of March

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 , ora 14.54

What is the most appropriate way to celebrate spring and love for those who treasure Beauty and Value? A chamber concert at the Radio Hall organized by SoNoRo and Radio România Muzical, bringing together important Romanian names perfoming on major international stages: the violinist Mihaela Martin, the cellist Valentin Răduțiu, the violist Răzvan Popovici and the pianist Mara Dobrescu. A mărțisor concert with jewels of art music, in a festive and relaxed atmosphere, just like the SoNoRo and Radio Romania Musical events usually are: in the program - well-known miniatures written by some romantic composers, but also Antonin Dvorak's Piano Quartet No. 2.

Saturday, the 4th of March, at 7:00 p.m., a mărțișor concert that has become a tradition, is being organized for the fourth consecutive time; as always, the musicians who will perform on stage are stars of the international concert life.

Mihaela Martin is a true symbol for the Romanian violin school; for almost 50 years, she has had an intense concert activity all over the world, while at the same time being a dedicated teacher at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, the city where she lives. Mihaela Martin is the laureate of some very important international competitions, whose laurels she conquered in the 70s and 80s: we're talking about the Tchaikovsky competitions in Moscow, The Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Montreal, Indianapolis. Mihaela Martin has performed on the most important European and American stages - from the Carnegie Hall in New York to the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

The name of Răzvan Popovici, initiator and organizer of the SoNoRo phenomenon, is already well known in Romania. SoNoRo is a cultural platform that includes chamber music festivals, national and international tours and an extensive educational project. Răzvan Popovici's name, as a member of the Raro Ensemble, appears on 8 internationally successful discs. For 17 years, Răzvan Popovici has also been leading the Chiemgauer Musikfruhling festival in Traunstein/Germany. Many young musicians from three continents have benefited from his guidance during several mastership classes. Since 2018, Răzvan Popovici is also a visiting professor at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium. However, the viola remains his great passion: the proof being the numerous concerts held on big international stages, alongside very important performers.

Valentin Răduțiu was born in Munich to Romanian parents. His father immigrated in 1979, during a tour in Germany when he was part of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca. He later became a cellist for the famous Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich. Valentin Răduțiu began studying the cello with his father, then continued his studies in Vienna, Salzburg and Berlin, along famous cellists of our times: Clemens Hagen, Heinrich Schiff and David Geringas. Valentin Răduțiu is the winner of some very important international competitions, including the second prize at the "George Enescu" International Festival and Competition, the 2011 edition. That very same year, he also received the music award of the German Cultural Committee, one of the most significant for young musicians. Valentin Răduțiu performed as a soloist for the largest orchestras in Germany; he took part in concerts both in Europe and in Asia. Currently, he holds the position of main cellist in the German symphonic orchestra in Berlin (The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin), one of the most important in Germany, but he is also a teacher at the Dresden College of Music. Valentin Răduțiu was present on the stage of the Radio Hall on the 4th of March 2020, during a recital organized by Radio România Muzical for the "The Heirs of Musical Romania" project.

The pianist Mara Dobrescu, settled in France, is one of the most important Romanian artists who perform in the French space. Having graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris is especially passionate about the modern and contemporary Romanian and French repertoire. She returned to a Romanian stage, after a long time, in 2018, at "The Heirs of Musical Romania" festival organized by Radio România Muzical, and after that in tours, together with the flautist Matei Ioachimescu, at the concerts of the SoNoRo festival and in the first mărțișor concert in the 8th of March, 2020. She is the author of several discs, including Soleils de Nuit (2018) and Le fruit du silence (2022) which gained success internationally.

Co-producers: Radio România Muzical and Asociația SoNoRo.