This week’s concert of the National Radio Orchestra will take place at the National Athenaeum Hall, as well as the ensemble’s last concert for the current season (scheduled on June 20), as the “Mihail Jora” Studio of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company is being restored. Today, at 19,00, the conductor’s stand of the Radio Orchestra will host the artist Joseph Caballe Domenech.
Violinist Silvia Marcovici and pianist Aimo Pagin will be the soloists of this concert, and will perform Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s “Concert in D Minor for Violin, Piano and Orchestra.” The second work of the program will be the symphonic work “A Hero’s Life” by Richard Strauss, with a violin solo by Virgil Zvoristeanu.
Born on January 30, 1952, in Bacau, Silvia Marcovici studied violin in her native town and afterwards in Bucharest, with Master Stefan Gheorghiu. In 1969, she won her first award at the “Marguerite Long / Jean Thibault” Competition, and in 1970, she won the first Prize of the “George Enescu” Competition in Bucharest. In 1972, she was invited by Leopold Stokowski to perform the “Concert” by Glazunov with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, a concert recorded by the Decca Recording House. Silvia Marcovici achieved a prestigious international career, performing with great European and American orchestras: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the National Orchestra of France, the Symphony Orchestra of the Saint Cecilia Academy, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati, Atlanta, the National Symphony (Washington, DC) and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, Sergiu Comissiona, Placido Domingo, Riccardo Muti and Mstislav Rostropovici. Silvia Marcovici is playing an Albani violin manufactured around the year 1800.