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REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

Radu Croitoru was born on September 9, 1990 in Chișinău. He graduated the Ciprian Porumbescu High School of Music in Chișinău in the cello class of Bella Savici and the National University of Music in Bucharest, in the class of Marin Cazacu. He is currently studying cultural management at the University of the Arts in Iași, Romania. Radu is a laureate of the Romanian competitions George Georgescu, Mihail Jora, Paul Constantinescu, Alexandru Moroșanu, The Path to Celebrity in Bucharest.

He held solo and chamber music concerts at the National University of Music in Bucharest, George Enescu Museum in Bucharest, Romanian Athenaeum, Hungarian Cultural Institute in Bucharest and Budapest, Chișinău Organ Hall, Serghei Lunchevici National Philharmonic in Chișinău, Kyiv Philharmonic, Brașov and Bacău Philharmonics. Currently a member of the Brașov Philharmonic (Romania) and the founder of the media project VlogONcello. Attended masterclasses held by Frans Helmerson, Judith Ermert, Mirel Iancovici and Bjørg Lewis.

PROGRAM:

Online Round
Popper Etude Op. 73 No. 29
Bach Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb/1
Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70
Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor L. 135
Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello

Semifinal
Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26
Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40
Popper Elfentanz Op. 39

Final
Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104