Enescu Soirees Online: Daniel Ropotă, Piano
Starting with April 16, 2020, our popular ENESCU SOIREES OF NEW YORK program continues online as a series of virtual recitals, recorded exclusively for us by some of Romania’s most brilliant musicians and broadcast every Thursday. The run debuts with the virtuosic Manchester-based pianist DANIEL ROPOTĂ playing Enescu’sToccata from Suite No. 2 and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
DANIEL ROPOTĂ is a Romanian pianist based in Manchester, UK. Alumnus of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Daniel is currently in his first year of the Master of Music course at the RNCM and has professor Helen Krizos as principal study tutor. He was granted a scholarship award for his first undergraduate academic year (2015/2016) and is now doing his postgraduate studies under the ABRSM EU Postgraduate Scholarship.
His past years are marked by a total of twenty four prizes received at piano competitions from countries like Romania, Italy, and Hungary. He made his debut as soloist at the age of fifteen and since then he has played with different philharmonic orchestras from Romania, Moldavia, and England. He held solo piano and chamber music recitals in festivals such as "George Enescu" International Festival in Bucharest, "The Chetham's International Piano Summer School" in the United Kingdom, and "Crescendo Summer Institute Festival" in Hungary.
He has collaborated with conductors such as Olivier Robe, Vlad Conta, Mihail Agafita, Marco Belassi, and Juan Ortuno.
Daniel had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses of pianists Stephen Hough, Kathrynn Stott, Philippe Cassard, Andreas Henkel, Reto Reichenbach, Csiky Boldizsar, Rostislav Yovchev, Pascal Solomon, Alexandra Dariescu, Josu Okinena and many others.
Last year he made his London debut at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, being invited by the Romanian Cultural Institute. He finished his undergraduate studies with a concert at the University of Manchester where he performed George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra.