Tonight, the Romanian Athenaeum’s Grand Hall hosts a recital of the pianist Sandu Sandrin. The renowned pianist and university professor, Sandrin graduated from the Bucharest Music Conservatory. Even as a student, the musician made a name for himself by numerous concerts and recitals offered in Romania, as well as by his participation, in 1969 and 1970, in the international music festival in Kassel, Germany. On this occasion, Sandu Sandrin’s talent was appreciated by well-known pedagogues, such as Franz Peter Goebbels, Detlef Kraus and Roswitha Ehrhardt, who offered him study grants, which he could not accept, in the context of the communist regime. Since his graduation, the pianist has had a wide-ranging activity, both as a soloist, in concerts and recitals, as well as in chamber music ensembles, on the stages of the most important concert halls in Romania and elsewhere. In the 1980s, the musician had an important contribution to the organization of a Beethoven integrale, held on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum, under the aegis of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic. Tonight’s programme includes: Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in A flat major, op. 26; Robert Schumann – Fantasy in C major, op. 17; Frederic Chopin – Two mazurkas: in G minor, op. 24, no.1; in C major, op. 33, no.3; Scherzo no. 3, in C sharp minor, op. 39; Nocturne no. 2, in E flat major, op. 55; Fantasy in F minor, op. 49.
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