2023 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
"A STORY HARP" 4TH EDITION
JUNE 28 - 30
IV edition – Dance and fantasy with Adriana Cazacu – harp and Mihai Vaida – flute
At the end of June, the harpist Adriana Cazacu , together with the flautist Mihai Vaida , will give concerts in Bucharest (June 28), Deva (June 29) and Râmnicu Vâlcea (June 30) in a new edition of the National Tour A harp of a story, which it’s called Dance and Fantasy
For this year’s edition of the “A harp of a story” tour, I propose a musical journey with a very close friend of the harp, namely the flute. The joining of the two instruments comes naturally, they have an unbeatable sound complementarity. The choice of the repertoire proceeded naturally, almost by itself. The flute presents itself as a cheerful, playful, dancing character, while the harp envelops the auditorium with diaphanous, sometimes mysterious sonorities, creating a state of dreaminess and poetry. This is how the leitmotif of this tour was born, entitled “Dance and Fantasy”. The programmatic works either belong to the respective genres, or were chosen because they have a story worth hearing. (harpist Adriana Cazacu)
A Storied Harp
A Storied Harp sets out to recreate the musical atmosphere of the early nineteenth century, when the instrument was made in Great Marlborough Street, London, bringing us an anthology of works for solo harp, duets for harp and clarinet, and pieces that interweave the delicacy of vertical harp strings with the acoustics of horizontal piano strings, featuring a repertoire that stretches to the twentieth century.
Joining the clarinet and piano to form an unusual trio, this jewel of an instrument, the double-action Erard harp, symbolises the roots and conservation of the Romanian musical tradition in the most beautiful and optimistic way.
National Tour 2023
A Storied Harp
Born in 1993, Adriana Cazacu began her musical training at the age of 10, at the “Dinu Lipatti” National College of Arts, under the guidance of teacher Fraga Ghinea-Berbec. He graduated from the “George Enescu” National College of Music under the guidance of teacher Miruna-Elena Vidican.
From an early age he gave his first recitals and interviews at Casa Radio, in the program “Today’s musicians, tomorrow’s musicians”, moderator Rodica Sava. He won prizes at national competitions and Olympiads. Also in 2007 he had his first televised appearance. In 2018, he finished his studies at the National University of Music in Bucharest, under the guidance of Dr. Ion Ivan Roncea.
Over the years, he has given numerous solo and chamber recitals at prestigious institutions such as the Suțu Palace, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Hungarian Cultural Institute, the Radio House, the Romanian Youth Palace, the Sibiu State Philharmonic, the Palace Hall, the National University of Music Bucharest. Collaborations for recordings with the National Radio Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Romanian Youth Orchestra. Since high school, he started collaborating with orchestras in the country such as the Sibiu State Philharmonic, the Pitesti Philharmonic, and the Ploiesti Philharmonic. Member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra since 2011, she performed concerts on the world’s biggest stages such as the Elbphilharmonie, Berlin Philarmoniker, Brussel Philarmonic, Konzerthaus Berlin, and participated in projects such as the Milan World Exhibition (2015 edition), the American Tour, The Balkan tournament.
She is currently a member of Credidam and the Association of Harpists from Romania, a member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra and an employee of the National Opera in Bucharest.
Mihai Vaida is an exponent of the new generation of musicians, whose enthusiastic professionalism received the guidance of the renowned flautist Ion Bogdan Ștefănescu. Winning the National Music Performance Olympiad meant a promising start. Personal affirmations followed in concerts held in his hometown, Târgu-Mureș, as a soloist of the State Philharmonic Orchestra, but also in flute and chamber music recitals.
Member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra, collaborator of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic and doctoral student of the Bucharest University of Music, the young artist understands the importance of continuous, in-depth study, around the great masters of the pedagogy of his instrument, including, alongside his mentor, Ion Bogdan Ștefănescu also includes Marko Zupan, Christian Studler, Anne Catherine Heinzmann, Matthias Ziegler, Mark Fulep, Wissam Boustany.
Turneu Național 2023
In 2023, the O harpa de poveste tour starts in Bucharest on Wednesday, June 28, from 19:00, in the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum. Tickets for the concert at the Ateneum can be found at the ticket office of the George Enescu Philharmonic and online at www.fge.org.ro/calendar
June 28 , 7 p.m
Bucharest, Romanian Athenaeum, Small Hall
June 29, 7 p.m
Deva, Sala Pro Arte
June 30, 7 p.m
Râmnicu Vâlcea, Philharmonic Hall / Zăvoi Park
“Like the previous editions, we want to transpose the audience into a universe full of color, emotion and imagination. We hope that people will listen to our story with love. “(Adriana Cazacu)
- Enescu – Prelude from Suite in old style for piano , op. 3, arrangement Ion-Ivan Roncea, solo harp
- Lauber – 4 medieval dances for flute and harp
- Saint-Saens – Fantasy for Flute and Harp
- Bozza – Image , solo flute
- Debussy – Syrinx, solo flute
- P. Basacopol – Fantasy for flute and harp
- Chertok – Around the clock, solo harp