With the support of the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Belarus, the National Radio Romania, the National Museum “George Enescu”, company “Aromatics”
Gabriel Croitoru violin (Romania)
Horia Mihail piano (Romania)
Program: Fr.M.Veracini, W.A.Mozart, N.Paganini, A.Dvorák, P.Tchaikovsky, C.Porumbescu, C.Saint-Saëns, Fr.Kreisler, E.Bloch, J.Suk, G.Enescu
“With the support of the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Belarus, the National Radio Romania and the National Museum «George Enescu» in Minsk for the first time there will be a concert of the outstanding violinist Gabriel Croitoru accompanied by the famous pianist of the Romanian radio orchestra Horia Mihail.
Both musicians are world-class performers, they are rightly considered the brightest representatives of the modern Romanian music school.
«He is magnificent from all points of view, because he maintained the tradition, which, obviously, I know it from my Master, George Enescu and I recognize, even if Gabriel Croitoru never met George Enescu, that in Romania, you can still see the traces of this big Maestro and I saw in his style of playing Bach, Mozart, Brahms, or Ysaye, the marks of this tradition” (Lord Yehudi Menuhin)».
Since 2008 Mr. Croitoru is playing the only Romanian Joseph Guarneri violin – «Cathedral», made in Cremona, in 1731, which is in the patrimony of the National Museum «George Enescu». He won the competition organized by Ministry of Culture and the National Museum «George Enescu», for the right to use this marvelous violin, which belonged to the famous musician George Enescu.
Horia Mihail is one of the most highly acclaimed Romanian pianists of his generation. His talent as a pianist has been rewarded with standing ovations at numerous recitals and concerts in Romania, Italy, England, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and the USA, as well as performances with famous orchestras such as Topeka Symphony, Boston University Symphony, University of Illinois Symphony and others. John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Maxim Vengerov are just some of the conductors with whose orchestras he performed”.
The information provided by the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Belarus