Florian Mitrea - Programme
1. D. Scarlatti - Two Keyboard Sonatas in C K420 and K513 (10 mins)
2. L. van Beethoven - 15 Variations and Fugue in E-flat major op. 35, "Eroica-Variations" (26 mins)
3. G. Enescu - Pavane and Bourree from Second Piano Suite op. 10 no. 2 in D major (10 mins)
Florian Mitrea's Biography
Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea started studying piano with professor Flavia Moldovan and continued his studies at The George Enescu Music High School, under professor Gabriela Enăşescu. In July 2012, Florian graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music degree after studying for four years under Professor Diana Ketler. He was also presented with a Regency Award for outstanding studentship and notable achievements. He is currently enrolled on the Master of Arts programme, after being offered a scholarship to continue his studies at the RAM. He performed in masterclasses given by Leif Ove Adsnes, Stephen Hough, Imogen Cooper, Stephen Kovacevich, John Lill, Pascal Devoyon and Joanna MacGregor. Florian is the overall winner of The Vienna International Piano Competition – Panmusica Austria 2010, the Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition 2010 and Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition 2011 (as part of Newbury Spring Festival). He was a laureate in the Jaques Samuel Competition – RAM heat 2009 and several internal RAM competitions. He has performed at the King’s Place, St. James’ Piccadilly, Steinway Hall, St. Martin in the Fields and Drapers’ Hall. In March 2012, he toured South Korea with the Royal Academy of Music Soloists and performed Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy in Seoul’s 3000-seats Arts Centre hall. Florian was awarded the Sonoro Chamber Music Festival Scholarship twice and was invited as performing artist, alongside internationally acclaimed musicians Alexander Sitkovetsky, David Cohen and Nabil Shehata.
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