about this event
Described by Martha Argerich as ‘an outstanding young pianist’, British-Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea was a double-laureate at the 2017 Scottish, 2015 Hamamatsu, and 2014 ARD Munich International Piano Competitions. He won the 2018 Royal Overseas League Piano Competition, and was a major prize winner at the 2018 Harbin – China, 2017 St Priest, and 2016 James Mottram-Manchester International Piano Competitions. He was the top prize winner at the 2018 New York International Piano Festival, and consequently gave his debut performance at Carnegie Hall. He was a Making Music 2017-19 Young Artist, a Kirckman Concert Society artist, and was selected to perform in the historic Manchester Mid-Day Concerts series.
Reviewers have praised Florian’s playing as having ‘stupendous virtuosity’ (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2017), ‘phenomenal precision throughout’ (The Herald, 2017), and presenting ‘a mixture of phenomenal technique and ravishing musical intelligence’ (The Cambridge Independent, 2018). His solo debut CD has received a 5-star review by the Piano News Magazine in Düsseldorf, was highly recommended by the Cross-Eyed Pianist blogger, was featured on BBC Radio 3 multiple times, and won the Most Popular CD of 2018 prize, awarded by the national classical music radio station in Romania. His second solo recording project, a CD of music by Beethoven and his contemporaries, is due to be recorded in 2021.
In 2016 Florian was appointed a Kawai Global Artist, and in 2018 an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
This concert is free to watch online at https://youtu.be/E-TvboSQ4t0
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The lunchtime concert series is kindly sponsored by Informed Choice Financial Planners. https://icfp.co.uk/
L. van Beethoven – Sonata op. 53 in C major ‘Waldstein’ (25’)
Fr. Liszt – Apres une lecture du Dante, Fantasia quasi Sonata (18’)