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Canadian conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe and pianist Andrei Licareţ return to the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum


The Czech composer Jan Hugo Voříšek (1791–1825) composed his only symphony, the D major, in 1821, in a style similar to Beethoven’s first two symphonies. However, the early romantic language, original from a melodic point of view, is similar to Schubert’s. At the “George Enescu” Philharmonic, the performance of a work by Vorisek is a premiere.

Concert no. 1, in D minor, for piano and orchestra, op. 15 by Johannes Brahms had its first audition on January 27, 1859 at the Gewandhaus-Leipzig. “It is one of those music that, once discovered, will accompany you all your life. Through its strength and expressiveness, through the mastery of the construction of the musical discourse, as well as through its beauty, this concert represents one of the highest and most important points of the concert repertoire and one of the great joys of those who sing it “, said pianist Andrei Licareţ.

“Brahms achieves his first far-reaching opposite, demonstrating a perfect grasp of the logic of musical construction, coupled with full romantic expression. The tumult of personal life, doubled by the search for the artistic self, also gave a unique manifestation of Brahmsian genius, rather atypical in audacity and imbalance, but extraordinary precisely because of the originality and greatness of the ambitions that created it “, said musicologist Mihai Cojocaru.

Charles Olivieri-Munroe He studied music in Canada, at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and at the University of Toronto. He graduated in 1992 from the piano class of Boris Berlin. He was the youngest conductor to receive the three-time “Chalmers” award from the Ontario Arts Council. In 2000, after winning the First Prize at the International Spring Festival in Prague and the awards offered by Supraphon Records, City of Prague and Czech Radio, the conductor embarked on a successful international career. In the 2007-2008 season he made his debut at the Prague National Opera with Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. In 2010 he was appointed music director at the Warshaw Chamber Opera where he conducted a show with Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress and also since 2010 he has been principal conductor at the Philharmonie Südwestfalen. Under his leadership, North Czech Philharmonic has become a prestigious international ensemble that, in addition to concerts, makes numerous recordings – with SONY, RCA Red Seal, NAXOS, SMS Classical, Naive Records – which are broadcast on radio stations everywhere. In 2008 he was principal conductor of the Colorado Crested Butte Festival (USA) and artistic director of the Inter-Regionales Symphonie Orchester (Germany). He collaborates with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Spring Festival in Prague and teaches conducting at the Prague Music Academy. In February 2014, he successfully conducted Schumann’s Genoveva at the Dvořák National Theater. In the 2013-2014 season he toured with the North Czech Philharmonic in Southeast Asia and gave the first concert of a European orchestra in the Cambodian capital.

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Born in Bucharest, Andrei Licareţ (photo) he began piano studies with his father at the age of five. At the age of 11 he made his debut as a soloist, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major, KV 246 with the Bucharest Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. He attended the “George Enescu” High School of Music in Bucharest, where he studied with Gabriela Enăşescu.

At the University of Music in Bucharest, he taught Viniciu Moroianu, Dana Borşan, Steluţa Radu, Şerban Soreanu and Dan Dediu, with whom he also studied composition. Andrei Licareţ won the First Prize at the Jeunesses Musicales and Bucharest Yamaha competitions and was awarded the Lory Wallfisch Prize. He also received the Second Prize at the Tel-Hai Contest and the Shreveport Concert Contest.

A versatile musician, with both solo and chamber appearances, Andrei Licareţ has given concerts in Paris, Vendôme, Santander, Berlin, Würzburg, London, Rome, Lucca, Livorno, Thessaloniki, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Prague, Tel Aviv, Warsaw , Brussels, Madrid, New York, Washington DC, Boston, Houston etc. As a soloist, he has been invited by the most important Romanian orchestras, as well as by ensembles from Lübeck, Würzburg, Cagliari and Mexico City, collaborating with conductors such as Cristian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, Cristian Măcelaru, Gerd Schaller, Jin Wang, Arnold Ostman. , Arie Vardi, Ilarion Ionescu-Galaţi, Florentin Mihăescu, Anthony Bramall, Justus Franz and Jose Arean. The pianist made recordings at the Romanian Broadcasting with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Ravel.

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Thursday and Friday, February 3 and February 4, 2022

“George Enescu” Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

19.00, Great Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum


Lead singer

Time schedule

Johannes Brahms
Concert no. 1, in D minor, for piano and orchestra, op. 15

Jan Hugo Vorisek
Symphony in D major

Tickets can be purchased:
– From the Ticket Office of the Romanian Athenaeum
Schedule: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 19:00. Payment only in cash.
Phone: 021.315.68.75

Online, accessing the website www.fge.org.ro – “Calendar” section. Tickets once purchased are only refundable under the conditions provided by law.

Access to the hall of the Romanian Athenaeum is allowed “with the participation of the public up to 50% of the maximum capacity of the space, if all participants are persons vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 virus and for whom 10 days have passed since the completion of the complete vaccination schedule or persons which is in the period from the 15th to the 180th day after the confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the wearing of the protective mask is ensured “. The verification of these conditions will be done before the access inside the Romanian Athenaeum.

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