Daniel Ciobanu, 27 years old pianist, currently studying his 2nd masters Degree in Berlin under the tutelage of Pascal Devoyon and Markus Groh.
After one year of scholarship at the private college “Stewarts Melville College” in Edinburgh, he went on to graduate his first Masters degree alongside the 1st class honours Bachelors degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow , under the tutelage of Aaron Shorr, Petras Geniusas and Steven Osborne.
Awardee of two very important diplomas in France , the “Concertiste Diplome” and a “6eme Diplome d’Execution” with “ l’Unanimite et avec le Felicitations du Jury” , in the Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris.
In 2017 Daniel won the 2nd Prize at the world renowned competition “Arthur Rubinstein” in Tel-Aviv, Israel, alongside a very prestigious award of the “Audience Favourite” Prize , launching a strong career with concert invitations in Carnegie Hall in New York, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig and Enescu Festival in Bucharest, besides concert tours in Japan, China, South Africa and Taiwan.
Throughout the years, Daniel won other major International competitions including the “1st Grand Prix” , Public Prize and Orchestra Prize in the “Morocco Philarmonique International Piano Concerto Competition” 2015 , being the first pianist in the history of the competition to have won all the Special prizes along with being unanimously voted by the jury for the top prize, 1st Prize and Special Prize for best “Classical Sonata” in the prestigious World Federation Competition “ UNISA International Piano Competition” in Pretoria, South Africa and 1st Prize at the “BNDES International Piano Competition” held in Rio de Janeiro .
Daniel was also invited to perform along Lang Lang in the Royal Festival Hall in London back in 2010 and was awarded the “Yamaha Music Foundation Europe Scholarship” and “Rotary’s Young Musician of the Year” .
Recent prestigious events and concerthalls he performed include “Carnegie Hall Debut” (NewYork) “Elbphilharmonie” in Hamburg , “Taipei City Halls” Taiwan , “Teatro Municipal” (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) , “Baxter Hall”(Cape Town, South Africa) “Duszniki Festival” (Poland) , “TELAVI Festival” (Tbilisi, Georgia) , “Munich Gasteig” (Germany) , “Aldwell Center” (Jersusalem) “Teatro Verdi” (Trieste, Italy) “Charles Bronfman Auditorium” (Tel-Aviv, Israel), “Fazioli Concert Series” (Sacile, Italy) , “Bechstein Concert Tour” ( 6 concerts in China) , “Radio France” ,“Animato Series” and “Auvers-sur-Oise Festival” (Paris) , “Edinburgh Fringe Festival” and “Newbury Spring Festival” in UK.
Performed with many Orchestras including the “Israeli Camerata” and “Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra” in Tel-Aviv , “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra and National Radio Orchestra of Romania , ”Orchestra Philarmonique du Maroc”, the “Royal Scottish National Orchestra” , “Johanesburg Symphony Orchestra” , “Orquestra Sinfonica do Brazil” and the “KZN Philharmonic Orchestra” from Durban .
Had masterclasses with prestigious musicians such as Steven Osborne, Richard Goode, Idil Biret , Philip Fowke, Petras Geniusas ,Ian Fountain and Lev Natochenny.
Since the past two years, Daniel is the Artistic Director of the “Neamt Music Festival“ in Romania, a brand new festival ignited at his desire to install a strong international platform for young artists every year for a week of musical extravaganza in the Carpathian Mountains.