Youthful Verve Takes Over the Musical Temple of Trafalgar Square

14/02/2014

We continue our popular series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a recital of youthful flair and verve by up-and-coming Romanian pianist Sînziana Mircea. Alongside several crowd-pleasing scores by Mozart, Liszt and Ravel, the young virtuoso promises a vibrant take on two works by Romania’s greatest musical genius, George Enescu.

 

Programme:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K. 333"

Schubert/Liszt -  "Ständchen (Serenade)", "Auf dem Wasser zu singen", "Du bist die Ruh", "Ave Maria"

Maurice Ravel - "La Valse"

George Enescu - "Pavane" from the "Suite for piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 10"

George Enescu - "Romanian Rhapsody No. 1"

 

Sînziana Mircea was born in Bucharest, Romania, where she graduated from the “George Enescu” High School of Music. Making quite an early start, Sînziana was awarded the first prize at an international piano competition at the age of eight (Pro Piano International Competition, Bucharest) and since then, she has garnered numerous awards, out of which twelve were first places, in various countries such as Romania, Greece, Italy, Spain and Austria. After finishing her studies in Romania, she went on to attend the courses of the prestigious “Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz Koln” in Cologne, Germany, where she is studying at present, while also being an Erasmus student of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, in the class of Prof. Philip Jenkins. Sînziana Mircea performs mostly in solo and chamber music recitals in countries like Romania (Bucharest Philarmonic), Austria (Ehrbar Saal, Vienna), Italy (Riva del Garda Festival), Germany (Berlin, Bonn, Cologne), Sweden (Aurora Festival), and Belgium (Wavre City Hall). At the age of 11, she had her first recital in the USA (Romanian Embassy Washington DC), followed by an American tour when she was 14 (Washington, Chicago, Delaware, Wilmington, Hartford). In 2012, Sinziana added another milestone to her career, the Asian debut marked by the tour in Japan (Tokyo, Toyama, Okayama), which generated great press reviews. “Sinziana Mircea is an excellent pianist, extremely sensitive, having technical skills meant to undoubtedly sustain a great pianistic career.” (Ecaterina Stan – Critic and Show Producer Radio Romania)

 

When: Friday, 14 February, 1pm

Where: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

This lunchtime concert is free and no ticket is required.

 

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