A Dreamy Respite at the Enescu Soirees Online
Updated: May 27
Two exceptional musicians of the young generation, cellist ȘTEFAN CAZACU and harpist ADRIANA CÎLȚEA, distinguished members of the spectacular Romanian Youth Orchestra, obscure the troubling signals of a difficult time with a recital radiating sensibility and longing and featuring works by Granville Bantock, György Ligeti, Constantin Dimitrescu, and Camille Saint-Saëns among others.
Granville Bantock - Hamabdil
Gabriel Fauré - Sicilienne
Camille Saint-Saëns - The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals Suite
Constantin Dimitrescu - The Romanian Serenade (Serenada română)
Jules Massenet -Thaïs / Meditation
Sergei Prokofiev - March
György Ligeti - Sonata for Cello
Ştefan Cazacu is an exceptional musical talent who finds its expression through the sounds of the cello and a young artist who already imposed himself on prestiogous national and international stages. Born in 1994, he began his musical training with his father, the distinguished Romanian cellist Marin Cazacu. Ştefan Cazacu graduated from the National University of Music Bucharest, in the class of Professor Razvan Suma and from the University of Music in Vienna. His talent has been rewarded by numerous awards in various national competitions, being distinguished, among others, with the First Prize at the Liezen - Austria International Competition (2008), the Second Prize at the Antonio Janigro Competition - Croatia (2008), the Grand Prize at the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition (2010 Bucharest), the Grand Prize at the "Paul Constantinescu" Contest (2015) and the Grand Prize at the "Mihail Jora" Contest 2016. Ştefan Cazacu has given recitals in Romania, Holland, Israel, Austria, Hungary, Germany and collaborated as a soloist with all the Romanian Symphony Orchestras, but also with the Chisinau Philharmonic Orchestra, the Valencia Symphony Orchestra, the Alicante Symphony Orchestra. The cellist played under the baton of accomplished conductors such as Cristian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, Cristian Macelaru, Camil Marinescu, and Theo Wolters.
Harpist Adriana Cîlțea began her musical training at the age of 10, at the National College of Arts "Dinu Lipatti", under the guidance of Fraga Ghinea-Aries. She graduated from the "George Enescu" National College of Music under the guidance of Professor Miruna-Elena Vidican. From an early age, she gave the first recitals and interviews for the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company, during the show "Musicians of today, musicians of tomorrow", moderator Rodica Sava. Her first televised appearance took place in 2007. In 2018 she finished her studies at the National University of Music Bucharest, under the guidance of Professor Dr. Ion Ivan Roncea. She has collaborated for recordings with the National Radio Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Orchestra and the Romanian Youth Orchestra. A member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra since 2011, she has given concerts on the biggest stages in the world such as Elbphilharmonie, Berliner Philharmoniker, Brussels Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Berlin, and participated in projects such as the Milan World's Fair, the American Tour, The Balkan Tournament. She is currently a member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra, a member of the Romanian Harpists Association and works for the National Opera in Bucharest.