Daniel Ciobanu, piano

Friday 19th November 2021
7.30pm at St John’s Church,  Lovers Walk, Dumfries

Daniel Ciobanu

Daniel Ciobanu first attracted international acclaim in 2017 at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv where he won both the Silver Medal and Audience Prize.  He subsequently appeared at Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin, St John’s Smith Square in London, Enescu Festival in Bucharest, and toured in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Africa and Brazil

Daniel’s November Scottish tour is organised by Classical Musicians Scotland

Recent review of Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 at Berlin Konzerthaus

“The audience’s favorite of the concert evening was the 30-year-old pianist Daniel Ciobanu, who shone with virtuosity and professionalism. Daniel Ciobanu is an internationally acclaimed artist who has made guest appearances in a number of important concert halls for lovers of classical music, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, and has won various international piano competitions. Especially with his solo interludes on the dark Bechstein grand piano, contrasted by his white Romanian costume blouse, the audience’s eyes were drawn even more under the spell of the pianist, who understood his virtuoso playing, the magic of music, the souls of people to touch, to animate an ovation.’’

written by Bernd Brussig

for ADZ newspaper

PROGRAMME

Gesualdo – Madrigals arr. Ciobanu
Josef Haydn – Fantasia in C major
Robert Schumann – Kreisleriana
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber – Mystery Sonata arr. Ciobanu
Dan Dediu – Levantiques Op.64 “Le vent du Transylvanie” 
Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No.12
Marc André Hamelin/Frédéric Chopin – Minute Waltz
Prokofiev – Sarcasms
Erik Satie – Embryons Desséchés