Welcome Concert to the newly arrived Ambassadors
Welcome Concert in honour of the newly arrived ambassadors of H.E. Manuel Larrotcha Parada (Spain), H.E. Hitoshi NODA (Japan), H.E. Raja Jhinaoui Ben Ali (Tunisia) and H.E. Gabriel Atanasov (Macedonia), at the beginning of their mandates in Romania, offered by Societatea Muzicala, The Cotroceni National Museum and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Cerchez Concert Hall of The Cotroceni Palace, Fri 18rd of January at 16:30h.
Stanca-Maria Manoleanu (soprano)
Cristian Ruja (baritone)
Tudor Scripcariu (piano)
Daniel Dascalu (piano)
Program: 60 minutes (no interlude)
- Davidsbundlertanze – R. Schumann – Daniel Dascalu
- La puerta del vino – C. Debussy – Daniel Dascalu
- General Lavine – Eccentric – C. Debussy – Daniel Dascalu
- Rusalka – A. Dvorak – Stanca-Maria Manoleanu
- Per me giunto – Don Carlo – Cristian Ruja
- O Carlo ascolta – Don Carlo – Cristian Ruja
- I want magic – A. Previn – Stanca-Maria Manoleanu
- I could have danced all night – Stanca-Maria Manoleanu
- El pano moruno – Manuel de Falla – Stanca-Maria Manoleanu
- Jota – Manuel de Falla – Stanca-Maria Manoleanu
- Adela – Joaquin Rodrigo – Stanca-Maria Manoleanu
- Nuit d’Espagne – J. Massenet – Stanca-Maria Manoleanu
- Rapsodia Ungara nr. 12 – F. Liszt – Tudor Scripcariu
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.
Born in Romania, in a family of musicians, she starts studying piano at the age of 6 and makes her debut in the artistic life with recitals and concerts accompanied by the Philarmonic Orchestras of Timişoara and Bacău. She participated in various musical competitions in Romania, being awarded, throughout her evolution, numerous prizes among which: Paul Constantinescu – Ploiesti , J.S. Bach – Cluj, Marţian Negrea – Ploieşti, Romantic Miniature – Galaţi, Mozart – Târgovişte , George Georgescu- Tulcea, Festivalul şi Mozart Festival and Competition – Cluj, 2nd Prize at the National Competition of Romanian Lied – Braşov, the Steliana Calos award, within the Ionel Perlea National Lied Festival and Interpretation Competition Slobozia where the next year wins the Trophy, the 2nd prize at the International Singing Competition Sabin Drăgoi, Timișoara, Romania. She has a bachelor’s degree in musical interpretation – piano, a master degree diploma in vocal art (Professor PhD Eleonora Enăchescu’s class) and a second master degree diploma in interpretation in vocal art at Haute Ecole de Musique Genève.
She speaks fluently italian, english and french. Stanca-Maria Manoleanu performed in a number of recitals and concerts in Bucharest, and throughout Romania in renown venues as Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Grand Thèâtre de Genève, Accademia di Romania in Rome, Romanian Atheneum, aswell as in all most important stages in Romania. In the past years she performed in various Contemporary Music Festivals as Intrada and Meridian and also participated in numerous contemporary music projects and recitals.
She attended master classes conducted by lyric art great personalities, among which: Renato Bruson, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Barbara Hendricks, Claudio Desderi and she was also guided by the great romanian sopranos Nelly Miricioiu and Leontina Văduva.
She makes her debut on the stage of the Bucharest National Opera House in 2012, by interpreting the role Donna Anna in W.A. Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. Her next most important performed roles are: Soprano – The Life after Osho by George Balint, Gwendoline – Gwendoline – E. Chabrier (Neuchatel), Fiordiligi – Così fan tutte – W. A. Mozart (Genève), Suor Angelica – Suor Angelica – G. Puccini (National Bucharest Opera House) having also in her repertoire the roles: Julia – Romeo un Julia – Heinrich Sutermeister, Mimi – La Bohème – G. Puccini, Manon – Manon – J. Massenet, Gwendoline – Gwendoline – E. Chabrier, Micaëla – Carmen – G. Bizet, Giulietta – I Montecchi e I Capuleti – V. Bellini, Adina – L’elisir d’amore – G. Donizetti, Pamina – The Magic Flute – W.A. Mozart, Donna Elvira, Zerlina – Don Giovanni – W. A. Mozart, Susanna – Le Nozze di Figaro – W. A. Mozart, Servilia – La clemenza di Tito – W. A. Mozart, Ottavia – L’Incoronazione di Popeea – Cl. Monteverdi.
She is currently a member of the National Bucharest Opera House.
Romanian baritone Cristian Ruja is an opera and vocal-symphonic singer and he was born on 12 november 1994 in Cugir, Alba. He studied playing piano for eight years with Paula Georgescu and later he studied classical singing with the tenor Adrian Ghidiceanu at the Highschool of arts “Marin Sorescu” Craiova where he graduated in 2013.
He colaborated as a member of the choir with the Philarmonic “Oltenia” Craiova, and the Philarmonic “George Enescu”. He also colaborated as a soloist artist with the Philarmonic “Mihail Jora” Bacau in Ein deutsches Requiem written by J. Brahms, the Philarmonic “Oltenia” Craiova in Magnificat by J. S. Bach and with the Chamber Orchestra of the Romanian Radio and Television in Messa di Gloria by G. Puccini.
In the opera studios of the National University of Music Bucharest, we find him as Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas; Nae Ipingescu in O noapte furtunoasa by Paul Constantinescu; Count Almaviva in La nozze di Figaro; Dandini in La cenerentola; Vercingetorix in Wiener Blut by J. Strauss II.
Cristian Ruja also participated at masterclasses supported by professional singers such as: the tenor Alexandru Badea, the baritone Habela Marcin, the bass George Crasnaru, the baritone Lucas Meachem.
Now Ruja is a student at the National University of Music Bucharest, in his first year of master degree and also he is singing in the Romanian Radio Academic Choir. He is studing with the soprano Bianca Manoleanu.