Cadmiel Boțac



The piano has always been a passion for me, a way of expressing myself, a way of conveying what I felt to the audience.

Cadmiel Boţac – piano

F. Chopin – Fantaisie-Impromptu in C Sharp minor, Op. posth. 66
Recorded at The Romanian Youth National Centre of the Arts – May 2022
Video concept: Virgil Oprina


During the pandemic, I realised that we are very fragile and now that things are getting back to normal, I want to do what I love: music, with even greater dedication, with even greater passion.

Cadmiel Boțac introduces himself

Recorded in May 2022


Cadmiel Boțac


(b. 1997, Sighetu Marmației)

Cadmiel Boțac began studying piano in his hometown at the age of four, under the guidance of his teacher Monica Chifor. His talent was noticed early. By the age of six, he had won his first national competition. Other national and international prizes followed, the most important being First Prize at the Young Virtuoso Contest (Zagreb) and First Prize at the Dinu Lipatti Contest (Bucharest). At the age of fourteen, he moved to Cluj to work with renowned pianist and teacher Daniel Goiți, professor at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy.

His musical training was crowned by the masterclasses he attended at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy, Salzburg, and the Vienna International Summer Academy Vienna, where he benefited from the guidance of great artists such as Robert Levin, Boris Berman and Markus Schirmer.

A very significant event in the young musician’s developing career was when he won First Prize at the Astana Piano Passion International Competition, held in Kazakhstan in 2014, where his gifts were appreciated by renowned pianist Denis Matsuev, who invited him to perform a recital at his residence. Shortly afterward, Cadmiel won the Milan Piano Talents Competition, the Adilia Alieva International Competition, France, and two other international competitions held in Brașov and Sibiu: the Carl Filtsch International Competition and the Transylvanian Piano Competition. In February 2020, Cadmiel was awarded a scholarship by the European Yamaha Foundation. Over the years, Cadmiel has also been awarded scholarships by the Romanian Community Foundation, and The Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation, as part of the Young Talents programme.

Cadmiel Boțac has performed with the National Orchestra of Kazakhstan and the Irkutsk Philharmonic, as part of the Stars on the Baikal Festival, and in Romania, with the Bucharest Radio Orchestra and the philharmonics of Cluj, Jassy, Bacău, Satu Mare, and Arad. He has performed in the United States, Luxembourg, Croatia, Italy, France, Russia, Germany, and Austria. In November 2021, Cadmiel Boțac’s debut album was released by the Radio Publishing House in Bucharest, a project initiated and coordinated by the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company. The album includes works for solo piano by Beethoven, Chopin, and Enesco. Cadmiel is currently an M.A. student at the Vienna Academy of Music and Arts, in the class of professor and pianist Stefan Arnold.