Daniel Ciobanu in the Jaques Samuel Pianos Series

14/08/2015 @ St James Piccadilly, 197 Picadilly, London W1J 9LL

With his teenage heartthrob allure, astonishing dexterity and a daring repertoire, Daniel Ciobanu has taken the British piano circuit by storm. The young pianist, already a recipient of important international accolades, will perform Britten, Chopin and Ravel at St James’s Piccadilly as part of a popular recital series set up by the influential piano dealer.

 

Pianist Daniel Ciobanu studied as a Silvestri scholar at Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh after attending the Music Highschool in his town of birth, Piatra NeamÈ›. He became Young Musician of the Year 2008 at the national competition organised by the Rotary International Club in Edinburgh and, presently, he has won ABRSM Postgraduate scholarship  at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He attended masterclasses with reputed teachers such as Peter Donohoe and Murray McLachlan and took part in a of series of concerts in Italy, Switzerland, Hungary and the US promoted by Musica in Amicizia Foundation, coordinated by maestro Iulian Arcadi Trofin. He performed at prestigious academies such as the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and the Musicians’ Institute of Contemporary Music in Hollywood. Daniel has won over 40 1st prizes at national competitions in Romania, the Grand Prize at the Carl Czerny International Competition, the 1st Prize at the Carpinetti in Musica contest in Italy, and numerous prizes at other competitions in Romania, France, Spain and the UK. In 2011, he was selected by Lang Lang to perform along with him in his famous '100 Pianos' show at the Royal Festival Hall in London, which gave Daniel the opportunity to play Silvestri’s 'Baccanale' for an audience of 3000. In 2014 he was a semifinalist in the Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow and recently he won the Grand Prix in the Morocco Philharmony International Piano Competition.

 

When: Friday 14 August, 1.10pm

Where: St James Piccadilly, 197 Picadilly, London W1J 9LL

This lunchtime concert is free and no ticket is required.

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