Pianist Gabriel Gîțan (b. 1996) attended the bachelor’s and master’s courses of the National University of Music in Bucharest, benefiting from the guidance of professors Viniciu Moroianu, Verona Maier, Steluța Radu, and Cristina Popescu-Stănești. During his student years, he participated and won prizes in numerous competitions such as Hungarian Music Festival, Bucharest, May 2018 (1st Prize); Road to Fame, Mogoșoaia, October 2019 (2nd Prize); Constanța International Competition – Festival for Young Pianists, November 2020 (1st Prize and other Special Prizes). He also received the UNMB Excellence Scholarship for significant artistic achievements twice, in 2018 and 2021.
He gave recitals on important stages both as a soloist and with chamber music partners. Thus, in December 2019, he was invited to perform in the series of classical music concerts at Saint Martin in The Fields – Trafalgar Square, London, made in partnership with ICR. He also collaborated with the Hungarian Cultural Institutes, giving piano recitals at their headquarters in Paris and London in 2017 and 2018, respectively. At the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, he gave seven chamber recitals during the Tuesday Evening Season (2017-2022). At the “George Enescu” International Competition, 2020/2021 edition, he was the official accompanist for the violin and cello sections.
He made special recordings at Radio Hall in July 2022, together with violinist Valentin Şerban, and in September 2020, together with cellist Cornelius Zirbo. They received the highest qualification and entered the Golden Audio Library of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company. In October 2020, he gave a recital in the Pink Concerts series at Radio Hall, alongside Cornelius Zirbo.
In June 2021, he played with cellist Ștefan Cazacu in a recital at Mogoșoaia ClasicFest. In September 2021, he played together with Valentin Șerban on the stage of the Maximum Auditorium in Cluj-Napoca in a recital organized as part of the Enescu Festival 2021. Also, together with Valentin Șerban, he gave a recital as part of the Musica Barcensis Festival, in July 2022.