Florian Mitrea - 27 January 2019
‘“Outstanding; Florian plays Mozart extremely beautifully".
Fantasy in C minor, K.475
Sonata in C Major Op.53, (Waldstein)
6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythms from Mikrokosmos
Hungarian Melody, D.817
Variations on a Romanian Christmas carol: Passacaglia
Hungarian Rhapsody no.5 in E minor
Cântec. Variations on a Romanian folk song; Toccata
British/Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea was born in Bucharest where he began piano studies at the George Enescu Music High School. In 2008 he took up a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, where he obtained his BMus with First Class Honours and the Regency Award for notable achievement. In 2014, he obtained his Master of Arts degree with Distinction and a DipRAM for his final recital. He held the Hodgson Memorial post-studentship Fellowship at RAM in the academic year 2014-2015 and continues to teach in the piano department.
In March 2018, he was winner of the Keyboard Section Final at the Annual Music Competition of the Royal Overseas League in London and is currently studying with Boris Petrushansky at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale in Imola.
He has given concerto and recital performances at various venues throughout the UK and overseas. The second half of his programme includes a selection of pieces music inspired by Eastern European folk music linked by the Danube. These include two works by two C20th Romanian composers.
Florian Mitrea's website can be found at www.florianmitrea.uk