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  • date of birth: October 25, 1998
  • currently studying at the National University of Music Bucharest with Prof. Marin Cazacu;
  • studied at the National College of Arts Dinu Lipatti in Bucharest with Prof. Octavian Lup;
  • performed as a soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Khmelnitsky Philharmonic, the Moldova State Philharmonic in Iași, Transylvania State Philharmonic in Cluj-Napoca, the Royal Camerata;
  • participated in Gautier Capuçon’s Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle;
  • supported by the Royal House of Romania.

Prizes: laureate of the StreichWerk International String Competition, International Competition Concertino Praga, International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro


First Round

Popper Etude Op. 73 No. 20

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb/1

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70

Second Round

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D. 821

Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello Op. 25 No. 3

Rostropovich Humoresque Op. 5


Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26

Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40


Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major Op. 107