Charismatic pianist Alexandra Dăriescu opens the 2012/2013 Enescu Concert Series

04/10/2012 @ 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH

After an astonishing last season concluded by renowned British Chilingirian String Quartet, young virtuoso Alexandra Dăriescu opens the 2012/2013 Enescu Concert Series, only a few weeks after her praised appearance at the Barbican Hall with Tchaikovsky Concerto. Acclaimed young Romanian artist performs Enescu, Schubert and Chopin.

Able to transmit the most subtle echoes of the most complicated music, Alexandra Dariescu is already, as BBC Magazine introduced her, a rising star. Selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2008, Alexandra was a Laureate at the Verbier Festival Academy where she won the CUBS Bank Verbier Festival & Academy Prize. She went on to win the Guildhall Wigmore Prize and the Romanian Ambassador‘s prize for her outstanding contribution to promoting Romania’s image in the UK, as well as the Prix Maurice Ravel in France. Alexandra’s debut CD was released in July 2012 on Champs Hill Records.

Highlights in Alexandra’s 2012/2013 season include her debut at the Royal Albert Hall, performing Beethoven’s Emperor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performs Tchaikovsky no 1 at the Barbican, Bridgewater Hall and Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, solo recitals at the Bridgewater Hall and at the West Road Concert Hall in the Cambridge International Piano Series. Concerto appearances also include Mozart no 25 with Sinfonia ViVA and Timothy Redmond, Mozart no 26 with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth, Tchaikovsky no 1 and Beethoven no 4 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth. Alexandra will also perform a set of three performances of Tchaikovsky no 1 with the Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin and Daniel Huppert in Germany. 

Over the last year, Alexandra has made her debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York, where she joined András Schiff during his “Perspectives” residency. Alexandra performed several times with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing Beethoven’s Emperor at the Barbican, Grieg at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge and Bath’s Halls in Scunthorpe, Rachmaninov no 2 in Dartford. Concerto appearances also included Shostakovich 1 with the Orchestra of St Paul’s at the Southbank Centre in London, Tchaikovsky no 1 with EMG Symphony and Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and Rachmaninov no. 2 with York Symphony Orchestra. She also collaborated with the Belcea, Elias and Sacconi String Quartets. Alexandra toured Argentina and the Channel Islands, joined the faculty of the Geneva International Summer Festival and Academy and gave concerts in the Les Nouveaux Interprètes series. Alexandra was also part of Andras Schiff’s class at the Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Since 2010, Alexandra Dariescu has been an affiliated artist with the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.

When: Thursday, 4 October 2012, 7pm

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, London
Admission is free, but places are limited. Early booking is well recommended.
Please reserve your seats at T: 020 7752 0134, E:
Latecomers will be admitted at the interval.