Maria MARICA

ROMANIA

  • date of birth: 8th of September 1998

  • is currently studying in Cluj-Napoca with Prof. Nicuşor Silaghi (member of the Transylvan String Quartet) at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy

  • performed as a soloist with the Bucharest Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ion Dumitrescu Phiharmonic, the Junior National Youth Orchestra, with conductors Gabriel Bebeşelea, Sabin Păuţă, Theo Wolters, Janko Zsolt, Jozef Horvath

  • participated in masterclasses with Leonidas Kavakos, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Boris Brovtsyn, Sergey Malov, Nora Chastain, Gabriel Croitoru, Alexandru Gavrilovici, in the SoNoRo “Interferences” and [email protected]Menlo’s Young Performers Program with Clive Greensmith, Erin Keefe, Arnaud Sussmann, Diana Ketler, Thorsten Johanns, members of the Escher Quartet and the Dover Quartet

Prizes: Second Prize af the Streichwerk International String Competition in Berlin, 2016; First Prize at the “Mozart” Competition for violin and piano duo in Cluj-Napoca, 2015

Program:

First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major K. 219

Paganini Caprice no. 15

Second Round

Schubert Rondo Brillant in B minor op. 70 D 895

EnescuMénétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite op. 28

Wieniawski Variations on an Original Theme op. 15

Semifinal

Grieg Sonata no. 3 in C minor op. 45

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in F minor op. 6

Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso op. 28

Final

Sibelius Violin Concerto in d minor op. 47