Valentin Șerban

Violinist

PERFORMANCE

Every day of study is a long-term vision, you do something today in order to be better tomorrow or next week or in six months or in two years.

Valentin Șerban – violin

Johann Sebastian Bach – Chaconne, Partita BWV 1004
Recorded at “George Enescu” Hall – National University of Music Bucharest
Video concept: Virgil Oprina

INTRODUCTION

If I have understood one thing in all these years trying to do different things - as many as possible, chamber music, playing in an orchestra, playing solo - one thing has become clear: the audience is part of the artistic act. The great tragedy is that now we’re effectively halved and I hope we return to normal as soon as possible.

Valentin Șerban introduces himself

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Valentin Șerban

Violinist

(b. 1990, Brașov)

Born in 1990, Valentin is a former student of the Brașov Conservatory where he studied with Ilarion Ionescu-Galați (violinist and principal Conductor at Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra and Ankara Philharmonic Orchestra). Eager to study abroad, he took a master degree at the Kunstuniversität of Graz in Austria for two years with Silvia Marcovici. He also had the chance to take lessons for a year with the famous Romanian violinist Ștefan Gheorghiu. He tooked part in masterclasses with musicians such as Ivry Gitlis, Mihaela Martin, Silvia Marcovici, Adam Han-Gorski, Arlette Bonamy, Alexandru Tomescu. Enriched by these inspiring meetings, Valentin received prizes in several competitions in Romania, Austria and Italy and has been invited to play in their different chamber music festivals since then.

Recognized for his profound and coloured tone, his original sensitivity and the fineness of his interpretations, Valentin Șerban is one of the most promising Romanian violinists of his generation.

Passionate by chamber music, he has made his mark at prestigious international venues around Europe where he shared the stage of renowned musicians such as Alina Pogotskina, Alissa Margulis, Alexander Buzlov, Diana Ketler, Răzvan Popovici, Gilles Apap, Aimo Pagin, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Philippe Graffin among others.

As a soloist, Valentin played recitals in the main concert halls of Romania but also France, Germany, Austria, Italy. He has performed with the leading Romanian Orchestras, concertos from Tchaikovski, Glazunov, Paganini, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Lalo, Vieuxtemps, Bartok, Khachaturian, Sibelius, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Bach. In 2015, he was also invited to play Beethoven Violin Concerto by the Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary.

In 2012 he was selected to join the Romanian Youth National Orchestra and he is now currently invited as a guest concertmaster.

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