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Born in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova, Constantin Borodin started to play cello at the age of 6, under the guidance of V. Komissarova and B. Savici in his hometown. After highschool graduation, Constantin moved to Bucharest and started his studies with Prof. Marin Cazacu. He actively participated in masterclasses held by renowned teachers and musicians such as: Gautier Capuçon, Valentin Răduțiu, Cătălin Ilea, Reinhard Latzko, Stefan Popov, Miklós Perényi. In October 2019 he was selected as an active participant at The Cello Akademie Rutesheim, to work with Prof. Sebastian Klinger. He also attended chamber music masterclasses: SoNoRo, ISA Vienna and ECMA.

Together with the pianist Daria Tudor, he performed recitals in Bucharest, Rutesheim, Strasbourg and Berlin; they were invited to play at rbbKultur Radio in Berlin and also won the 1st prize and the special prize of the French Embassy in Bucharest at the Mihail Jora Competition, held in Bucharest. Constantin Borodin is a winner of several national (Mihail Jora, Alexandru Moroșanu, Paul Constantinescu – 2013-2018) and international competitions: 2nd prize at M ist fur Mozart Chamber Music Competition in Cluj, 2016, and 3rd prize at the Domenico Gabrielli Competition in Berlin, 2021. He played solo concerts with Alt-Hastedter Kammerorchester Bremen, Romanian Chamber Radio Orchestra, Moldovan National Youth Orchestra, Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic, Ion Dumitrescu Philharmonic. He also performed solo concerts in the great hall of the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, in Riga, and in his hometown Chișinău.

Constantin collaborated with the Brandenburgisches Orchester Eberswalde, Geringas Chamber Orchestra, and the Potsdam Kammerakademie.  He received a 3 years scholarship from the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation. Between 2016 and 2017, he studied with Judith Ermert at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium, and in 2018-2019 he studied with Konstantin Heidrich at UdK Berlin (both through Erasmus scholarships). He is a scholar of the Paul Hindemith Gesellschaft in Berlin and the Deutschlandstipendium. Starting November 2020, Constantin Borodin is a student of Konstantin Heidrich at the Universitat der Kunste Berlin.

PROGRAM

ONLINE ROUND
Piatti Caprice Op. 25 No. 2
Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C major BWV 1009
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb/1
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D. 821 (1st movement)
Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor L. 135
Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello Op. 25 No. 3

SEMIFINAL
Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26
Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40
Davydov At the Fountain Op. 20 No. 2

FINAL
Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104