America, Romania, France: the Musical Connections
Updated: Jul 19
A piano recital by Mădălina Dănilă
The next recital of our Enescu Soirees features pianist Mădălina Dănilă with an ingenious program stressing the manifold influences running through the scores of some great French, American, and Romanian composers. While the European musicians are well represented, the evening’s center of gravity lies in the hypnotizing sonorous effects of George Crumb’s compositions.
Claude Debussy - "Masques"
George Enescu - "Pavane" op.10
Paul Constantinescu - "Dance from Dobrudja" (Toccata)
George Crumb - 5 selections of "Makrokosmos: Pisces, Taurus, Leo, Aries, Gemini"
Camille Saint-Saens - Etude op.111 no.6 (Toccata)
TIME AND LOCATION:
April 6, 2023, 7 pm
Romanian Cultural Institute, 200 E 38th St, New York, NY 10016
Madalina Danila is a Romanian pianist who is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance at Temple University in Philadelphia where she was awarded a full scholarship. Her work there is supervised by Professor Lambert Orkis and Dr. Sara Davis Buechner. Madalina started to play the piano at the age of 4, graduated from "Hariclea Darclee" Art High School in Braila, her hometown, and then moved to Bucharest to study with Professor Șerban-Dimitrie Soreanu and Professor Sandu Sandrin at the National University of Music. She won several prizes and scholarships in Romania and abroad, including 1st Prize and the Special Prize at the ”George Enescu Competition” for the best performance of a Romanian work and the Special Prize ”Maria Fotino” for the best performance of a classical work at the 2015 edition of the ”Mihail Jora” International Competition in Bucharest. After her first year at Temple University, she was awarded the “Marcia Korn” scholarship for outstanding academic results. Recently, she has performed solo, concerto, and chamber music concerts in the United States and abroad, most recently in Paris in collaboration with the New York Classical Music Society. Madalina actively champions the works of Romanian and contemporary composers. She is the Director of Music at Fox Chase United Methodist Church in Philadelphia and a member of the piano faculty at Cunningham Music School. She also works as a Teaching Assistant at Temple University’s piano program and as Studio Accompanist for the Temple University string and vocal program. Madalina is a member of Mada & Hugh Piano Duo.
PHOTO ALBUM of AMERICA, ROMANIA, FRANCE: THE MUSICAL CONNECTIONS @ RCI New York, April 6, 2023
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