Cornelius Zirbo plays Cello concerto by Haydn
Cornelius Zirbo plays Cello concerto by Haydn at The Swiss Residence.
- Cornelius Zirbo (cello)
- Miriam Drasovean (piano)
- Daiana Ishak (soprano)
- Cello Concerto in D Major No. 2 by Joseph Haydn
- Sonata in A Minor “Arpeggione” for Cello and Piano, 1st movement, by Franz Schubert.
- “Songs my mother taught me” by Antonin Dvořák
She has the honor to sing with the Romanian Royal Choir on the 31st of May to the Liturgy Pope Francisc held in Bucharest at the St. Joseph Cathedral; also, they were performing in “The Union Capitals” tour in Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria and Romania. In the senior year she has been singing in Solemnis choir and participated in choral tours in Germany and Austria.
Daiana Ishak has won many prizes: the most important of them are the 1st place at the National Olympics of Music – classical canto section in 2014 and 2015, 1st place at “Matei Bucur Mihaescu” contest, organized by Dan Voiculescu’s foundation in 2013 and 1st place at “Miniatura Romantica” International Contest in 2013 and 2014.
After winning the 1st place in the National Olympics of Music, she has been invited to sing in the “Olympics Gala” at the Romanian Atheneum. She also participated to 3 masterclasses held by one of our biggest sopranos, Marina Krilovici, which took place at the National Opera in Bucharest.
Currently, she is soprano at the Romanian Royal Choir – Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania and at the St. Joseph Cathedral choir.
Born October 12, 1993, Miriam Drasovean began studying the piano at age seven with Professor Angela Dresca and Professor Orth Enikö. She has her Masters degree from the National University of Music Bucharest, at the classes of Prof. Univ. Dr. Viniciu Moroianu (piano), Prof.Univ.Dr. Steluta Radu (vocal and instrumental accompaniment) and Univ. Dr. Adriana Maier (chamber music) and is currently teaching at the Gimanzial School of Arts „Iosif Sava”in Bucharest.
Over the years, she has participated in numerous National and International Contests and Masterclasses held by Professors Iustin Oprean (Germany), Adrian Oetiker (Switzerland) and Sokolayi Balasz (Hungary). Among the awards she received we mention the 2nd Prize and the Special Prize „Frederic Chopin” at the „Carl Filtsch” – Sibiu International Contest, the Prize for Excellence at the „J.S. Bach „- Cluj Napoca, the „Suzana Szörenyi” Prize at the „Ionel Perlea” National Festival and Contest, along with the tenor George Virban and the Special Prize for accompaniament „Doina Micu” at the same competition. She participated as an accompanist at the „Le Grand Prix de l’Opera” International Competition in Bucharest and in the spring of 2016 she was a member of the Consultative Jury of the students at the „Suzana Szörenyi” International Contest – Bucharest. Also, at this same contest – „Suzana Szörenyi”, in 2017 she won first prize at the Duo-Dramatic section with George Virban and the prize of the Sudents Jury with sopano Daniela Bucsan.
As an accompanist she played alongside Geoge Vîrban and Gloria Tronel in a series of recitals in Iasi, Pitesti, Brasov, Chisinau and Ploiesti. Also, with the cellist Cornelius Zirbo she performed in Copenhagen at the Italian Cultural Institute and in London at St. Martin in the Fields. She also performed as a soloist with the Sibiu State Philharmonic and held solo recitals in her hometown, as well as in France and Germany.
Cornelius Zirbo, 20, was born in Cluj-Napoca where he began his musical studies at the age of 9. He graduated „Dinu Lipatti” National High school of Arts in Bucharest under the mentorship of Octavian Lup and now Cornelius is doing a Bachelor Programme at National University of Music Bucharest under Marin Cazacu.
Until now he had lessons with many famous cellists and pedagogues such as: Frans Helmerson, Gautier Capuçon, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Miklos Perenyi, Romain Garioud, Götz Teutsch, Alexander Buzlov, László Fenyő, Maximillian Hornung, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Denis Severin and Wendy Warner. During 2016-2017, Cornelius studied in Paris at Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle of Gautier Capuçon held at Foundation Louis Vuitton.
Cornelius is an ambassador of Verbier Festival Academy where he had the tremendous chance to consolidate his study of cello and chamber music. Furthermore in July 2018 he was selected as active student to Frans Helmerson’s masterclass in Montepulciano, Italy and in September 2016 he participated at Cello Masterclasses of Kronberg Academy in Germany.
He is a laureate of many competition in homeland and abroad, for instance: 1st prize – StreichWerk International String Competition (Berlin), 2nd prize – International Competition „Concertino Praga” (Prague), 3rd prize – International Cello Competition „Antonio Janigro” (Croatia), 1st prize a International Competition „Young Virtuosos” (Sofia), 2nd prize – International Cello Competition „ProArt” (Ukraine) etc.
He performed as soloist with orchestra such as: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra of Khmelnitsky Philarmonie, „Moldova” State Philharmonic, „Transilvania” State Philharmonic, The Royal Camerata, The National Youth Orchestra of The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation and The „JUNIOR” Romanian National Orchestra.
He performed in festivals such as: Verbier Festival, Enescu Festival, South Bohemian Festival, SoNoRo Festival, Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Festival and SuperCello Festival in Beijing. Cornelius gave recitals and concerts with orchestra in Romania, Germany, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, China, etc. in prestigious venues such as: Kozerthaus Berlin, Fondation Louis Vuitton Auditorium (Paris), Rudolfinum (Prague), Eglise de Verbier (Switzerland), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), National Library Concert Hall (Beijing) and The Grand Hall of Romanian Athenaeum (Bucharest)