Welcome Concert to the newly arrived Ambassador of Switzerland
Welcome Concert in honour of the newly arrived Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Arthur Mattli, at the beginning of his mandate in Romania, offered by Societatea Muzicala, The Cotroceni National Museum and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Cerchez Concert Hall of The Cotroceni Palace, Thurday 13rd of June at 16:00h.
Ioana Balasa (flute)
Abel Corban (piano)
Ana Boldea (piano)
Marius Boldea (piano)
Nina Achilov (contralto)
Tudor Scripcariu (piano)
Program: 60 minutes (no interlude)
Ioana Balasa & Abel Corban
- Serenada – Franz Schubert
- Piece en forme de Habanera – Maurice Ravel
- Aria lui Lenski – Piotr Ilici Ceaikovski
- Suite Paysanne Hongroise – Bela Bartok
Ana Boldea & Marius Boldea
- Selectie de dansuri ungare – Johannes Brahms
Nina Achilov & Tudor Scripcariu
E sgombro il loco- Anna Bolena – Gaetano Donizetti
Aria Konceakovnei-Cneazul Igor – Aleksandr Borodin
Deh tu bell’anima-I Capuleti e i Montecchi – Vincenzo Bellini
Stride la vampa – Il Trovatore – Giuseppe Verdi
Welcome Concert in honour of the newly arrived Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Arthur Mattli, at the beginning of his…
Nina Achilov – contralto
Young graduate of the National University of Music, Nina is a soloist at the Comic Opera House for Children in Bucharest, with roles in The Magic Flute, The Sound of Music and King’s Daughter. Other roles: “La Sphinge” (National Opera Bucharest), Dido, in Purcell’s masterpiece “Dido & Aeneas” (Iasi Athenaeum) and Olga, in “Eugene Onegin” (National University of Music).
Recitals in Greece (Thessaloniki Conservatory), Italy (Athenaeum Hall in Barletta), Bulgaria (Vidin Philharmonic), Lauder-Reut Gala at the Parliament, “George Enescu” Festival Square, “Ion Dumitrescu” Philharmonic in Ramnicu Valcea, “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic in Ploiesti, The Art Museum in Constanta, Old Music Festival in Miercurea Ciuc, “George Enescu” Museum in Bucharest, Cultural Centre Arcub, Palace of the National Military Circle, etc.
Vocal-symphonic music: “Stabat Mater” by G. B. Pergolesi, at the Romanian Athenaeum and the “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic in Ploiesti. Soloist with “Alexandrov Ensemble”
Tudor Scripcariu – pianist
Tudor Scripcariu was born in 1987 in Bucharest, Romania. He attended the “George Enesco” Musical High School at teacher Mihaela Zamfirescu’s class. During the high school he obtained over 25 national and international prizes including 3 grand prizes at the “Sigismund Toduta”, “Carl Czerny” and “W.A.Mozart” Competitions.
Some of the top prizes achieved were the 2nd prize with silver medal at the “Maryse Cheilan” international Competition- Hyeres – France and the 1st prize with gold medal at the “San Bartolomeo al Mare” international Competition- Italy.
In Romania, Tudor has given many recitals at the Romanian Athenaeum, National Opera – Bucharest, National Opera – Constanta, at the “George Enesco” National Museum, Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca Radio Studios. He has appeared on Romanian Television and at the “Mariana” Academy from Lleida – Spain.
Tudor has been concerto soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestras from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Satu-Mare, Rm. Valcea and Manchester Camerata.
Between 2007-2010, Tudor studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where his teacher was Helen Krizos. During the first year of study he obtained many prizes. These include 2nd prize with silver medal at the “Moray” Piano Competition – Scotland, together with two major awards for piano accompaniment. In August 2009 Tudor won the Manchester International Concerto Competition.
Tudor has performed in many master classes, including: Andras Schiff, Ian Brown, Stefano Fiuzzi, Nelson Goerner, Alexander Melnikov, Martino Tirimo, Philippe Cassard, Antoin Voigt, Richard Goode, and Graham Scott.
Currently, Tudor is doing his Phd in Music Performance at the National University of Music in Bucharest and is a teacher assistant in the Singing Department of the same university. Since 2015, Tudor is the accompanist pianist of the Comic Opera for Children in Bucharest.
As a Principal Flute player she has worked with important conductors including Alexandre Bloch, John Axelrod, Leo Hussein, Cristian Măcelaru and with leading Romanian orchestras as the “Romanian Youth Orchestra” and the “Romanian Royal Camerata”.
Beside the work she has been part of in Romania, she had been invited by maestro Gustav Kuhn to play with Tiroler Festpiele Erl Orchestra in 2016.
She commenced her musical studies in her hometown at the age of 8 and in 2012 she graduated with Bachelor’s Degree the Bucharest National University of Music. During her studies, she has been for one year an Erasmus student at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg under the guidance of Mario Caroli. In the pursuit of developing her flute performance, she attended masterclasses with renowned flutists including Kersten McCall, Walter Auer, Jean-Claude Gerard, Michael Kofler, Erwin Klambauer and many others. Since 2018 she holds a Master Degree in Chamber Music at the Bucharest National Univerity of Music.
Ioana Balaşa has appeared as a soloist from the age of 15 with the “Mihail Jora” Bacău Philharmonic. As a chamber music player she performs in places like the Romanian Atheneum, Suțu Pallace, “Dinu Lipatti” House, “George Enescu” Museum and she is open to new experiences and musical encounters. More recently she is collaborating with Laurențiu Sima on tuba, with whom she founded “Limite” Ensemble, where she plays the piccolo-flute.
ANA BOLDEA was born on November 08, 1993 in Constanta. Since 2010 she is a student of the Dinu Lipatti Music High School in Bucharest, in the piano class of Prof. Dr. Ligia Pop.
From the first grade to the 9th grade she studied piano at the „Queen Maria” National Art College in Constanta as a main instrument and, in parallel, participated in the piano master classes organized by Munchener Musikseminar, under the guidance of Master Walter Krafft in Munich and Csiky Boldizsar University Professor at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj. She participated in the recitals organized at the end of each mastery course organized by Munchener Musikseminar in various cities such as Iasi, Sibiu, Craiova and Targu Mures. She has presented numerous works in the Sergiu Celibidache Hall of the National Art College Regina Maria in Constanta, on the occasion of the celebration of this institution’s day. In 2008 and 2009 she participated in Germany, in Munich, at the end of the school year of the students at the piano class of Master Walter Krafft. In 2010 she participates in a concert for the memory of the Polish victims of the Smolensk airplane crash at the „George Enescu” Museum in Bucharest.
In 2001, she received a third prize at her first performance contest. In 2002 she received the third prize at the contest organized by the piano chair of the Art High School in Constanta. In 2003, the first prize in the same competition, in 2005 the third prize at the National Instrumental Interpretation Competition in Tulcea and the 2nd prize at the contest organized at the Art High School in Constanta. In 2006, she won the 1st prize at the Music and Choreography Olympiad – the local phase and participated in the National Instrumental Interpretation of Schools and High Schools in Slobozia. In 2007 she won the 2nd Prize of the Little Interpreter Competition and participates in the Carl Filtch International Competition in Sibiu. In 2008 she was awarded the First Prize at the Zonal Phase of the National Instrumental Olimpia, the first prize at the National Phase of the National Olympiad of Instrumental Interpretation and participates at the National Olympiad in Cluj. In 2009 she is awarded the Third Prize at the Little Artist contest and holds the high school entrance exam where she gets the maximum mark at all the specialty samples. In 2010 she participates in the Interpretation Competition George Georgescu from Tulcea.
In 2011 she gets a mention at the Craiova International Piano Competition and the Third Prize at the International Piano Competition. In 2012 she gets 1st place at the Music Olympics, high school stage. From the fall of 2010 to the present she participated in concerts organized by Remember Enescu Foundation in Bucharest and other cities in the country. Since 2013 she is a student at the National Music University – Bucharest, in the class of lect. univ. Dr. Toma Popovici, also working on the accompanying disciplines and chamber music with distinguished masters, namely: prof. univ. PhD Viorica Radoi, PhD. dr. Serban Dimitrie Soreanu and conf. Dr. Manuela Giosa. She participated in numerous recitals organized in the „George Enescu” Hall of the University, at concerts organized by various Embassies in Romania, as well as at recitals held in the Central University Library Hall. Since 2014, she forms a duo with pianist Marius Boldea, a student in the class of master Viniciu Moroianu, with whom she has concerts in numerous occasions at the Friedrich Schiller House of Culture in Bucharest. In 2016 she participates in the „Suzana Szorenyi” International Duo Contest, as part of the duo with the pianist Marius Boldea, and receives the first prize at the International Piano Competition „Pro Piano” – the piano section 4 hands. In the same year she has concerts in the „Tomisul Etern” Art Festival, held in Constanta, and supports a charity recital for the National Art College „Regina Maria” – Constanta.
In 2016 she graduated from the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, while studying at the same time as the National Music University of Bucharest. In 2017 she is supporting a chamber recital in Timisoara performing Sonata in Re major for two pianos by Mozart. Also in 2017 she participates in master course with pianist Josu De Solaun and holds a bachelor’s examination at the National Music University of Bucharest. Since the fall of 2017, she is a master degree student of the National Music University of Bucharest and monthly performances in Bucharest, as well as in other cities in the country. She debuted at the Romanian Athenaeum in November 2017, performing alongside Marius Boldea the Hungarian dance ensemble of J.Brahms for 4 hands. In 2018 she is supporting two chamber recitals in the UNMB, a series of Romances by S. Rachmaninoff (op.38), difficult and rarely addressed work.
In April 2018 she supports Brasov a piano duo recital at the Brassovia chamber music festival. In May and June 2018 she received two awards in the 4 hands piano category, along with the pianist Marius Boldea at the International Contests Sabin Pautza – Resita and Pro Piano – Bucharest. In August, the duo is part of the Connect Arts project and makes a recording with Radio Romania. In November, the duo won the 1st prize at the Eduard Caudella National Competition – the Chamber Music section – held in Iasi. In March 2019, the duo won the 2nd prize at the Mihail Jora National Contest, held in Bucharest.
MARIUS BOLDEA was born in 1994 in Targu Mures. He graduated in 2013 from the Art High School in the hometown of Prof. Codruţa Condruţ. From the same year he is a student at the National Music University of Bucharest (admitted first), piano class prof. Univ. Dr. Viniciu Moroianu. In chamber music and accompanying disciplines he also works with distinguished masters such as Univ. Dr. Manuela Giosa (chamber music) and prof. Dr. Viorica Radoi (accompaniment). Early on, he took part in the eighth edition of the Johann Sebastian Bach Festival in Cluj-Napoca between 2002 and 2011, where he obtained a distinction each time, including the Merit Diploma, as well as three times, Diploma of Excellence and First Prize. He also won distinctions in the national competitions in Târgovişte (2005, 2009) and Suceava („The Golden Lira”, 2011 and 2012).
He participated in the international festivals „Pro Piano” and „Remember Enescu” in Cluj-Napoca (2012), Baja-Hungary („Franz Liszt”, 2011) and the „Sighişoara Turntable of the Writers”. He has performed recitals in Baja-Hungary (2010), UNMB and Sighişoara Mayoralty (2011, 2012), Târgu Mureş Philharmonic (2013), Romanian Literature Museum (2013) and University Central Library (2014). He is a permanent collaborator of the Friedrich Schiller Cultural House in Bucharest (2015). He participated in master classes supported by Horia Mihail (Târgu Mureş, 2007), Imre Rohman and Viniciu Moroianu („Sighişoara Academy”, 2012, 2013), as well as in Tel-Aviv, 2013, Budapest (Gergely Boganyi and Gyula Kiss, 2010). He concerted with the violinist Alexandru Tomescu on the stage of the Palace of Culture in Târgu Mureş (2011). Concert in 2015 with his teacher, pianist Viniciu Moroianu, playing the op 10 suite by George Enescu in the events of Lipatti Evenings, in the manor at Fundateanca. He is a finalist of the international duo competition Suzana Szörenyi, with his wife, pianist Ana Boldea, with whom he forms a piano duo and obtains I prize at the International Piano Pro Piano Contest – piano 4 hands section.
He is a finalist of the national competition Mihail Jora. He also participates in the Jeunesses, Europa fest, where 61 participants from 35 countries took part in the fourth place as a semi-finalist. In 2017, he has his debut at the Romanian Athenaeum, where he has an extensive recital with the works of composers Mozart, Brahms, Debussy and Enescu. Also in 2017 he participates in master course with pianist Josu De Solaun and in February he has a solo and chamber music recital at the University of Timisoara, performing with his wife pianist Ana Boldea Sonata for two pianos in Re de WA Mozart. He performed as soloist Concerto no. 3 by Beethoven (State Philharmonic, Târgu Mureş, 2013), Concerto no. 14 by Mozart (Târgu Jiu, 2014) and the Grieg in a Minor Concerto (Craiova Philharmonic, 2017). He is currently a master student at the National Music University of Bucharest, with concerts and national and international recitals. Most recently, in November 2017, he performed a piano duo recital at the Romanian Athenaeum, interpreting the integral of the Hungarian Dances by J. Brahms for 4 hands, a rarely cyclical work, which he also presents at the Sutu Palace, the UNMB and the House of Culture – Logs.
In March 2018, he performs in the G. Enescu Hall of the UNMB, the first Book of Preludes by C. Debussy, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death, as well as the cycle of 7 songs by Clement Marot by G. Enescu . In April 2018 he supports at Brasov a piano duo recital at the Brassovia Festival. In May and June 2018, the duo will receive two awards (first prize) in the 4th piano category at the International Sabin Pautza – Resita and Pro Piano – Bucharest Contests. In August, the duo is part of the Connect Arts project and makes a recording with Radio Romania. In November, the duo won the first prize at the National Eduard Caudella Contest – the Chamber Music section in Iasi and Marius Boldea also participates in the solo piano section, earning the third prize. In March 2019, the duo won the 2nd prize at the Mihail Jora National Contest, held in Bucharest.
Abel – Edison Corban was born in Bacau (Romania) and began piano lessons at the age of 6. In 2015 he graduated with the highest honors from the National University of Music in Bucharest, the piano class of Professor Viniciu Moroianu and Verona Maier (chamber music). He also participated in masterclasses with Dimitri Bashkirov, Martin Huges, Gabriel Amiras and benefited from the advice and guidance of Romanian .
Abel won the Liszt/Bartok International Piano Competition (Sofia 2015), Yamaha Pianos Europe (Public and Jurry Prize – UK 2013), Tribut al valorilor culturale romanesti – Sergiu Celibidache Foundation, Mihail Jora, Lionnes International Piano Competition (Timisoara 2013) and was a laureate of Jeunesses Musicales International Piano Competition in 2011.
He has since played as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Romania, Egypt, Monaco, France, Greece, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.