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Mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, to perform Konzerthaus in Vienna, on October 22

Mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose will perform on October 22, besides Ensemble Raro, in the Mozart Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna. The event will mark the unofficial opening of the ninth edition of the edition of the SoNoRo Festival, the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) announces.
The world famous mezzo soprano and the ensemble including Diana Ketler (piano), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Razvan Popovici (viola) and Bernhard Naoki Hedenborg (cello) will perform works by George Enescu and Gabriel Faure.
The Vienna performance of the artist is the unofficial opening of the SoNoRo festival, due to start on October 31 at the Cotroceni Palace, and will present the Viennese audience the special spirit of the event in Bucharest, organized this year under the motto “Bridges”.
Since being founded in 2006, the festival frequently attends tours and concerts, not only in Romania, but also on some of the greatest stages of the world: Carnegie Hall in New York, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, Gasteig in Munich and YMCA in Jerusalem. Other SoNoRo performances took place in Istanbul, Riga, Athens and Kiev. Since 2011, the SoNoRo Festival also takes place in Arezzo, Italy, and, since 2013, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Ruxandra Donose graduated the National Music University in Bucharest and continued her studies in Vienna, guided by Carol Blaickner-Mayo and Carol Byers. Having won numerous national and international awards, Ruxandra Donose is one of the most appreciated mezzo-sopranos of her generation. Her international career started at the Vienna State Opera. She had performed on stages all over the world, including the San Francisco Opera House, the Metropolitan and the Covent Garden Royal Opera House.

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