NATIONAL TOUR 2022
„A STORIED HARP” THIRD EDITION
16 - 29 JUNE
A harp built in 1827 by the famous musical instrument maker Erard
The national tour “A story harp” – the 3rd edition brings this journey today, through a series of concerts given by harpist Adriana Cazacu, with pianist Oxana Corjos and clarinetist Petru Pane, in 4 cities in the country.
June 16 – 29 – in London (UK) and in concert halls in Romania: Bucharest, Deva and Bistrita.
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.
Național Tour 2022
A STORIED HARP
Over the years, he has given numerous solo and chamber recitals at prestigious institutions such as Sutu Palace, Romanian Athenaeum, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Radio House, Romanian Youth Palace, Sibiu State Philharmonic, Palace Hall, 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 Pitești Philharmonic, the Ploiești Philharmonic. A member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra since 2011, she has given concerts on the biggest stages in the world such as Elbphilarmonie, Berlin Philarmoniker, Brussel Philarmonic, Konzerthaus Berlin, and participated in projects such as the Milan World’s Fair (2015 edition), American Tour, The Balkan Tournament. She is currently a member of Credidam, a member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra, a member of the Romanian Harpists Association and an employee of the National Opera in Bucharest.
With her every performance, Oxana Corjos reveals a remarkable musical talent combined with consummate piano-playing technique. Growing up in a family of musicians, Oxana Corjos acquired her grounding in music during childhood, tutored by Ioana Minei and Ana Pitiș. She went on to study under maestro Dan Grigore at the National University of Music, Bucharest.
She has received numerous awards at contests held Barcelona (1986) and Rome (1991). In 1992, she received the Cella Delavrancea Award for Cultural Merit.
She has performed in numerous radio and television broadcasts and made special recordings of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven Mussorgsky, Debussy, Richard Strauss, and Prokofiev, among others, for Romanian Radio Broadcasting, some of which have been rebroadcast by Radio Brussels.
In parallel with her career as a concert pianist, she teaches at the National University of Music, Bucharest.
He has taken part in competitions at the Kronstadt Brașov Summer Academy, in 2017, 2018 and 2019, where he worked with clarinetists Emil Vișenescu, Horia Dumitrache (Switzerland), Dan Avramovici, and conductor Horia Andreescu.
He has won First Prize at the Ioan Goia International Competition, Jassy. In November of the same year, he made his solo debut with the Mihail Jora Philharmonic, Bacău, under the baton of conductor Ovidiu Balan. He is a soloist with the Bucharest Engineers’ Orchestra. He won First Prize at the Victor Giuleanu National Competition in 2019.
He was selected by the Remember Enesco Foundation to take part in the May gala concert at the Ion Dumitrescu Philharmonic. He was selected to play in the Simfonietta Orchestra, the youngest wind instrumentalist in the orchestra’s history.
In September 2019, he was invited to take part in the prestigious Georges Enesco Festival, at which he gave two short recitals, and in October he made his debut as a soloist at the Romanian Athenaeum, as part of the Classical is Fantastic season.
First prize at Sofia International clarinet competition 2020
NATIONAL TOUR 2022
A STORIED HARP - THIRD EDITION
June 16, at 7 p.m.
London, Romanian Cultural Institute London, George Enescu Hall
June 25, 7 p.m.
Bistrita, Palace of Culture
June 26, 7 p.m.
Deva, Sala Pro Arte
June 29, 7 p.m.
Bucharest, Concert Hall of the Palace of the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Adriana Cazacu – harp
Oxana Corjos – piano
Petru Pane – clarinet
Henry Purcell – Ground, solo harp
Krzysztof Penderecki – Prelude for solo clarinet
Ch. W. Gluck – Orpheus ’Klage, solo piano
Franz Schubert – Die Zauberharfe, clarinet and harp
Friedrich Smetana – Vltava (arr. Hans Trnecek) – solo harp
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Polka Italienne, piano 4 hands
Carmen Petra Basacopol – Pastoral Sonata for solo harp
Francis Poulenc – Sonata for clarinet and piano
Bela Bartok – Romanian dances (arr. Dan Dediu) clarinet, harp, piano
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