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Sensational Daniel Ciobanu at the Enescu Soirees


Photo by Alex Coman


The week’s recital at the Enescu Soirees Online features Daniel Ciobanu, one of the best young pianists in the world and the winner of the Silver Medal and the Public Prize at the 2017 Arthur Rubinstein Competition. His rendition of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition will aptly demonstrate that this supremely talented performer "goes one step further and forces his listener to rethink the way that a piece of music is engraved in his mind." (Roman Markowicz,Carnegie Hall Review)



Daniel Ciobanu first attracted international acclaim in 2017 at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv where he won both the Silver Medal and Audience Prize. He subsequently appeared at Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin, St John’s Smith Square in London, Enescu Festival in Bucharest, and toured in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Africa and Brazil. “A full and luminous sound, immense pianistic poise, sensibility, an originality without overwhelming ego” (Alain Lompech). Ciobanu’s distinctive musical personality and technical command has led to performances with orchestras such as Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Israel Philharmonic and Israel Camerata, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic and Romanian National Radio Orchestra. In the 2019/20 season he debuted with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Omer Meir Welber, and was immediately invited back to give a solo recital. He appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Kerem Hasan and at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Cristian Mandeal; he was also invited for his Vienna Konzerthaus debut, playing Beethoven violin and piano sonatas with Julian Rachlin. In 2017 Ciobanu founded the Neamt Music Festival in his home town of Piatra Neamț in Romania, to create a fresh and innovative international platform for the cream of today’s young artists. The week-long festival takes place every year in the Carpathian Mountains and features not only classical programming but also embraces other sympathetic art forms including jazz, video-mapping, painting and dance. You can read more about Daniel Ciobanu HERE.

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