7 april 2015

   Adrian Tibu

The SoNoRo Interferences scholars and their masters are holding a premiere concert on the stage of the Sibiu Philharmonic

The Sibiu International Theatre Festival presents five renowned musicians of international standing, in concert along with the SoNoRo Interferences scholars. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18th 2015, at 19.00, on the stage of Thalia Hall of the Sibiu State Philharmonic.

British pianist Diana Ketler, professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Latvian pianist Janis Maleckis, professor at the Riga Music Academy, Russian violinist Roman Mints, director of the “Homecoming” Festival in Moscow, Romanian violist Răzvan Popovici, director of the SoNoRo Festival, and German cellist Alexander Hülshoff, professor at the Music Academy of Essen and artistic director of the Villa Musica Foundation, they are the masters and on-stage partners of the young scholars during this music premiere in Sibiu. SoNoRo Interferences celebrates already its ninth year of existence. One of the goals of this programme is to create, on a long term basis, a musical elite, for continuing the undertaking of the SoNoRo Festival to include Romania at the top of the line of the European music scene. This year, through a partnership initiated with the German foundation Villa Musica, the Romanian scholars of SoNoRo Interferences and the German scholars had the opportunity to participate at a first workshop, organised at the Engers Castle in Neuwied. Three of the scholars from the Villa Musica Fondation will perform in concert at Sibiu alongside their colleagues, scholars of the SoNoRo Interferences programme. The young musicians to go on the stage of Thalia Hall on April 18th are: Marcel Lazăr (piano), Victor Andrei Părău (piano), Ilinca Forna (violin), Elvira van Groningen (violin), Alexandru Marian (violin), Iulia Cazacu (viola), Fernando Arias Para (viola), Horațiu Ludușan (cello), Adrian Precup (cello) and Sebastian Lastein (clarinet). The concert’s programme includes works by Josef Suk, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonín Dvořák, Jean Sibelius and Claude Debussy. The concert in Sibiu is organised in partnership with the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, marking the beginning of the festival’s cooperation with the SoNoRo cultural platform. The partnership with SITF is not the first of this kind for SoNoRo, as the festival has a long-lasting record collaborating with TIFF – Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj-Napoca, as well as with other cultural manifestations in Romania and not only: the Romanian Film Initiative - Making Waves Festival in New York, USA, the Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Chamber Music Festival in Traunstein, Germany, the Spoleto Festival in Italy, and other festivals in Israel, England, Slovenia or Japan.

The SoNoRo Interferences programme is supported by BRD – Groupe Société Générale as main sponsor, and by its main partner, the Romanian Cultural Institute, along with the “Mircea Dinescu” Foundation for Poetry, the Villa Musica Foundation in Schloss Engers, the “Palazzo Ricci” European Academy of Montepulciano, the “George Enescu” National Music College, the Sibiu State Philharmonic, the Bavarian Ministry of Culture, the Endorfer Hof Hotel, the Upper Bavaria District, the Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Chamber Music Festival and Ensemble Raro.

Tickets for the concert on April 18th are available in the Eventim network - Germanos, Orange, Vodafone, Domo stores, Cărtureşti and Humanitas bookshops, and online at, as well as the night of the event, at the entrance to the concert hall. The price of a ticket is 20 lei, and 10 lei respectively for pupils, students and pensioners.


SoNoRo Interferences, the educational programme within the SoNoRo cultural platform, was created in 2007 and its main goal is to contribute to the elevation of the young Romanian musicians’ professional level and to broaden their cultural horizon, in European context. The young musicians who were selected will have the opportunity to study chamber music alongside internationally renowned artists and professors from different Music Universities in Europe. In the spirit of the European tradition of chamber music, the locations selected for study provide the tranquillity and the atmosphere appropriate for creation. During this year’s programme four workshops will be held: in Romania, at Cetate Cultural Port, in Italy, at Montepulciano - Palazzo Ricci, and in Germany, at the Villa Musica Foundation in Schloss Engers and at the Music Academy in Bad Endorf. At the end of each work session the scholars will interpret the works studied during the workshop, alongside their professors, in specially organised concerts. The final concerts take place in Montepulciano (March 28th), in Schloss Engers (4-7 of April), at Cetate Cultural Port (April 17th), in Sibiu (April 18th), in Bucharest – “George Enescu” National Music College (April 19th) and in Bad Endorf. Furthermore, the best ensembles created during the SoNoRo Interferences workshops will get the opportunity to hold concerts within the 10th edition of the SoNoRo Festival 2015. The preselections for SoNoRo Interferences took place on January 23rd and 25th of 2015, in Cluj and Bucharest, and 40 scholars were chosen from the approximately 90 young artists that entered the competition. For further details regarding the SoNoRo projects please access:


Main sponsor of SoNoRo Interferences: BRD – Groupe Société Générale Main partner: the Romanian Cultural Institute Partners: “Mircea Dinescu” Foundation for Poetry, Villa Musica Foundation in Schloss Engers, “Palazzo Ricci” European Academy of Montepulciano, “George Enescu” National Music College, the Sibiu State Philharmonic, SITF – Sibiu International Theatre Festival, the Bavarian Ministry of Culture, Endorfer Hof Hotel, the Upper Bavaria District, the Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Chamber Music Festival and Ensemble Raro.
The Sibiu International Theatre Festival represents the most complex annual festival in Romania, being acknowledged internationally as the third most important performing arts festival in Europe, as extent and proportions, after the International Festival in Edinburgh (Great Britain) and the Avignon Festival (France). For ten days, at the middle of June, over 2500 artists from all around the world will be presenting 380 performances in front of an audience of over 600.000 people.

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