Gilles Apap – an extravagant fiddle player

by Petruș Costea
Interested in classical music, country and Irish music, jazz and Indian raga, Csárdás and Bluegrass, French violinist Gilles Apap has been a permanent and very much appreciated guest of the SoNoRo Festival over the years. All his...

„If you want to be more than a virtuoso, first be a virtuoso“

by Petruș Costea
The title represents the best piece of advice ever received by Murray Perahia, the American pianist who was considered a great Mozartian. He shared memories with our magazine about the famous musicians helping him evolve, from the weeks...

Cristian Budu, the winner of the Clara Haskil Competition

by Petruș Costea
Cristian Budu, winner of the Clara Haskil International Competition in Switzerland (2013), gave an interview to our magazine. You can listen to him playing in the opening of the Clara Haskil International Festival in Sibiu. Before...

Sarah Nemtanu - ”Playing in an orchestra is my passion”

by Petruș Costea
Born in France of Romanian parents and having studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, Sarah Nemtanuhas been sharing the position of first violinist at the French National Orchestra with Luc Héry, since 2002. She feels "entirely Romanian"...

Zubin Mehta: “I wish that, in the future, you get a new concert hall”

by Andrei Băluțiu
Half a century after his first appearance in Romania, the Indian conductor – one of the favourite musitians of the Bucharest public – recalled the atmosphere of the 1964 etition of the „George Enescu" International Festival. How was...

Mihai Constantinescu: „We are already talking about the Berlin Philharmonic returning in 2019”

by Petruș Costea
The „George Enescu" Festival's executive director talked about the difficulties he overcame while organising this years' edition and disclosed a few surprises of the 2017 edition. Which are the events that take place at this edition of...