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  • date of birth: April 5, 1988
  • graduate of the master courses at the University of Music Bucharest with Prof. Gabriel Croitoru, has also studied in Graz, Austria with Prof. Silvia Marcovici and is currently completing his second Master’s Degree at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in the class of Prof. Sebastian Hamann;
  • performed more than 500 concerts in many countries with musicians such as Gilles Apap, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Alexander Buzlov, Frans Helmerson, Mihaela Martin, Vincent Ségal.

Prizes: Silver Medal and the Dvořák special prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2014), Special prize at the Marie Cantagrill International Competition in St. Girons, France (2019)


First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata in G minor for Solo Violin

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K. 219

Paganini Caprice No. 17

Second Round

Schubert Rondo in B minor for Violin and Piano D. 895

Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28

Ysaÿe Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Solo Violin Op. 27, Ballade


Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 100

Enescu Sonata No. 3 in A minor for Violin and Piano Op. 25, “dans le caractère populaire roumain”

Saint-Saëns / Ysaÿe Caprice d’après l’étude en forme de valse


Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35