Ennio Morricone the oldest Oscar winner ever

by Petruș Costea
The Italian Ennio Morricone – one of the greatest music composers of the last century –, has always been in love with the music he calls „absolute": classical music. However, in 2016 – after writing the scores of some famous films for...

Dinu Lipatti centenary

by Petruș Costea, feb 2017
The story of pianist and composer Dinu Lipatti has a special place in the inventory of Romanian cultural myths thanks to his works and in particular to his life. Considered a celebrity since his great debut in February 1933, when he was...

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"...