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Special Recital | Oxana Corjos and Petru Pane at the Enescu Soirees of New York

Updated: Jan 17

A musical celebration of Romania's National Day



Our most recent event of the Enescu Soirees series was dedicated to the National Day of Romania, celebrated on December the 1st, and presented a remarkable and unlikely duo, made of mother and son. Pianist Oxana Corjos was joined by clarinetist Petru Pane for an evocative evening centered upon Romanian and international composers inspired by Romanian musical and artistic traditions.


PROGRAM

Tiberiu Brediceanu, "Romanian Dance"

Tiberiu Olah, Sonata for clarinet solo “Maiastra”

Claude Debussy, "La serenade interrompue", "La Puerta del Vino", "Feux d’artifice"

Francis Poulenc, "Sonata for clarinet and piano"

Béla Bártok, "Romanian Dances"

Béla Kovacs, "After you, Mr. Gershwin!" & "Sholem Alekhem, rov Feidman!"

Romanian Carols , arr. by Ștefan Stoianovici


OXANA CORJOS is considered one of the most important pianists of her generation, one of the few Romanian musicians to emerge after 1990 with a wide-ranging concert activity and an impressive repertoire - from Bach and Mozart to Rachmaninov and Ravel - being particularly appreciated for her performance of the two Brahms concertos. Oxana Corjos reveals in every stage appearance a remarkable musical talent coupled with a perfect piano technique. Growing up in a family of musicians, Oxana Corjos learned her first musical notions as a child, studying with Ioana Minei and Ana Pitiș. She then attended the National University of Music in Bucharest, where she studied with maestro Dan Grigore. She was awarded numerous prizes at competitions held in Rome (1991) and Barcelona (1986) and in 1992 she was awarded the "Cella Delavrancea" Prize for meritorious activity in the field of culture. She has appeared in numerous radio and television broadcasts and has made special recordings for the Romanian Broadcasting Corporation of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Debussy, R. Strauss, Prokofiev, etc., some of which have been taken up by the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation.


PETRU PANE is one of the most representative Romanian musicians of the young generation. At only 18 years old, he has won more than 15 First Prizes at national and international competitions and has performed as a soloist with 10 State Philharmonic Orchestras. He is currently a student at the University of Music Bucharest, studying clarinet (Prof. Emil Vișenescu) and orchestra conducting (Prof. Cristian Mandeal). Over the years, he has benefited from the guidance of several outstanding international soloists and teachers, such as Fabio di Casola (Zurich), Florent Héau (Tibor Varga Academy, Sion), Spyros Mourikis (Athens), Tibor Reman (UdK Berlin), Tomaz Mocilnik (Frankfurt), Hermann Stepansson (Stockholm), Nicolas Baldeyrou (Lyon), Francis Benda (Basel). His performing activity has expanded since he won the audition for the clarinet part of the Romanian Youth Orchestra, becoming, at only 16, the youngest player in the orchestra's history. He has played under Cristian Mandeal at the 2021 George Enescu Festival and Young Euro Classic (Berlin 2023), as well as under Gabriel Bebeșelea at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Schleswig-Holstein Festival, 2022). He is the winner of the SoNoRo Scholarship (2022 "Romanian Musical Heirs" Competition), Traunstein, and the "Career Project Prize" - Tizziano Rosetti Music Academy, Lugano 2023. In September 2023 he performed as a soloist with the Romanian Chamber Orchestra at the George Enescu Festival.


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