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  • date of birth: January 22, 1991
  • studied with Prof. Orfeo Mandozzi and Julian Steckel;
  • performed as a soloist with the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra in Iaşi, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra;
  • performed at festivals such as the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Mozartfest Würzburg, the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam, Stiftelsen International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger;
  • plays on a 1844 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello.


First Round

Popper Etude Op. 73 No. 20

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb/2

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70

Second Round

Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major Op. 99 or Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38

Kodály Sonata in B minor for Solo Cello Op. 8, first movement

Popper Elfentanz Op. 39


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

Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor L. 135


Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104