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Viniciu Moroianu

Viniciu Moroianu was born in Bucharest in a family of musicians.  He has taken piano classes in his home city with Marta Paladi, during the high school years, and with Gabriel Amiraș, during the university years. He manifested from his early youth his propensities towards literature and composition, so he studied the harmony with Doruy Popovici and Pascal Bentoiu and conducting with Constantin Bugeanu. Among his mentors there are also important names such as Radu Paladi, Francisc Laszlo, Suzana Szoreny, Dorel Pașcu. He was awarded three first prices in national piano competitions, and moreover, he gained the price of “Guilde francaise des artistes solistes” (1979) in Paris, and”George Enescu”International Competition (1991), in Bucharest. He was awarded The Price of Music Critics College of Romania (1981) for the performance of Piano 3rd Sonata, by George Enescu and The Price of ”Dinu Lipatti” Foundation from Bucharest (1992) for reconstitution and performing of Lipatti’s Fantesy op. 8.

He showed up in his first public recital at the age of 10 and four years later he debuted as soloist with the orchestra. His artistic activity includes over 900 appearances on the stage, whether in recitals or in chamber concerts or as soloist with the orchestra (almost thirty works, Romanian pieces included). In the vast repertoire that he has acquired, there are first audition works and ample works which are rarely approached. He has realized two Beethoven’s complete works: the piano concerts at Râmnicu Vâlcea (2008-2009), and Sonatas for Piano and Violin, with Cristina Anghelescu in Iași and Bucharest (2010). He has participated in the international festivals ”George Enescu” (seven editions) and ”Dinu Lipatti” (three editions) as well as in Bratislava, Graz and San Jose. He made tours in Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, France, Italy, Germany, Republic of Moldova, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg and Switzerland. He played as soloist along with orchestras from Great Britain, Switzerland, Republic of Moldova, and Bulgaria.

His performances have been broadcasted live through EBU (1995, 2007, 2013) and Radio ”Bartok” from Budapest (1995). He has appeared in the programs of TV channels from France and United States of America. He made recordings at Radio Romania, as well as for disc houses such as ”Electrecord” (LP Brahms, with the cellist Attila Szekely, 1981; LP Enescu, 1988; CD Enescu, 2011, including two discography chamber music premiers) and ”Agora” – Greece (CD with Martinu, 1996). He has published at the Musical Edition from Bucharest Dinu Lipatti’s cadences (critics’ edition, 2003), and the Concert for Piano and Orchestra, by Radu Paladi (2015). He is founding member of Mozart Romanian Society (1991).

He obtained the title of Doctor in Music, in 2005, his thesis dealing with the subject  ”Two centuries of componistic thinking reflected in the Dinu Lipatti’s works for piano solo”. At present he is a university professor at the National University of Music of Bucharest. Two semi finalists and one laureate of the”George Enescu” International Competition have been prepared and came out of his piano class. Starting with 2007 he is regularly invited at the Sighișoara Academy and from 2011 he is member of the Comittee of Music Performers Union from Romania.

” In his generation, he is maybe even the first. I foresee a bright future for his career in the pianistic art.” –  Valentin Gheorghiu, Radio Romania, 1998.

“He played three piano pieces by Lipatti extraordinarily expressive and multifaceted.” – “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, 2000