The Virtual Tour goes beyond the strict area of Romanian music and provides today’s public with a virtual portal to a series of live films of complete recitals by Romanian musicians of various generations held in various cities and concert halls around the country. These recitals position Romanian music in the context of universal music via moving images.
The COOLsound 100 Virtual Tour is in its turn a virtual platform, which we will add to in the years to come.
Mălina Ciobanu – violin
Clementina Ciucu-Ristea – piano
Radio Concert Hall, Bucharest, September 9, 2018
Six young musicians studying in every corner of Europe, in Berlin, Salzburg, London, Manchester, Saarbrucken, and Bucharest, and who play the violin, cello, piano, and organ, returned to Romania for the COOLsound National Tour 2018. All six met on the stage of the Radio Concert Hall on 9 September.
Radio Concert Hall, Bucharest, October 3, 2018
A family of musicians – Marin Cazacu on cello, Iulia Cazacu on violin, Ștefan Cazacu on cello, and Constanța Cazacu on flute, in other words, the Cazacu String Trio, gave concerts as part of a national tour that took in Timișoara, Bucharest, Bistrița, Alba Iulia, Deva and Caracal between 1 and 10 October. The centrepiece of the tour was the recital at the Radio Concert Hall on 3 October, from which Romanian music was by no means lacking.
Radio Concert Hall, Bucharest, October 8, 2018
Between 12 September and 8 October 2018, the George Enesco’s Violin tour returned to Romania’s concert halls for its eighth year. Gabriel Croitoru, the violinist who has the privilege of playing the Guarneri de Gesu violin known as “The Cathedral,” which Georges Enesco himself once played (the instrument was provided by the Georges Enesco National Museum and is part of its collection), and pianist Horial Mihail gave concerts celebrating Romania’s Centenary in Alba Iulia, Deva, Tecuci, Bistrița, Timișoara, Slatina, Caracal, and Bucharest.
The final concert of the tour was on 8 October, in Bucharest’s Radio Concert Hall. As usual, the programme of the recitals was full of surprises, and Romanian pieces were by no means lacking.
Jean Bart Theatre, Tulcea, September 2, 2018
Young violinist Mălina Ciobanu gave a solo recital in Tulcea as part of the COOLsound National Tour on 2 September. The programme included The Lăutar, the famous piece for solo violin from Georges Enesco’s Impressions of Childhood.
The Foyer, Capitol Hall – Banatul Philharmonic, Timișoara, September 6, 2018
Young pianist Radu Prisada gave a solo piano recital in Timoșoara as part of the COOLsound National Tour on 6 September. The programme included one of the most emblematic Romanian pieces for solo piano, Sigismund Toduță’s Passacaglia.
“Auditorium” Concert Hall of the National University of Music, Bucharest, October 2018