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Sat, 11 May


Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle

"European Dialogue on 10 Strings" - An Amazing Concert for Europe Day

A journey into the best of European classical music!

"European Dialogue on 10 Strings" - An Amazing Concert for Europe Day
"European Dialogue on 10 Strings" - An Amazing Concert for Europe Day

Time & Location

11 May 2024, 15:00 – 17:00

Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, Dublin Castle, Castle St, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

About the event

On the occasion of Europe Day and to mark the 20th anniversary of Romania's accession into NATO we have joined forces with the Romanian Embassy in Dublin to present, at the legendary Chapel Royal of the Dublin Castle, "European Dialogue on 10 Strings", an extraordinary concert by violinist Andrei Florescu and guitarist Bogdan Mihăilescu.  The programme of the recital is based on the foundation of great European music, featuring works by some of the most representative composers of the continent such as Bach, Paganini or John Williams, but also pieces by Romanian composers including George Enescu or Moldovan Anatol Mîtcu, whose creations prove once more that Romanian classical tradition belongs to the European cultural heritage.


Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonate G-dur BWV 1021

Niccolo Paganini - Sonata I for violin and guitar

Anton Diabelli - Duo in D Major (violin/guitar)

George Enescu - Lăutarul / The Fiddler

John Williams - Schindler's List

Romanian Songs (arr. Anatol Mîtcu / Republic of Moldova)

Enrique Granados - Oriental (Spanish Dance no. 2) and Fandango  (Spanish Dance no. 5)

This event is by invitation only. If you would like to take part, please write an email to

In 1984, Bogdan Mihǎilescu won The First Prize in the National Classical Guitar Competition at Sinaia / Romania. Following this success, he started an intense performing and teaching activity in Romania, Germany, South Africa and Great Britain. His performances were recorded by the Romanian Radio-Television and Film Broadcasting Studios. During 1997–2006, Bogdan Mihǎilescu lived in London, where he mastered new guitar techniques with Professors Gary Ryan and Carlos Bonell,  taking part in masterclass sessions within the Royal Academy of Music.  In 2007 he returned to Romania and dedicated his entire activity to chamber music, giving numerous recitals.  From 2014 onwards, Bogdan Mihǎilescu has been regularly performing abroad with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute. He played in London, Paris, Lyon, Beijing, Vilnius, Luxembourg, Brussels, Sofia, Budapest, Sarajevo, Bern, Athens and Tel Aviv, among others. The themes of the repertoire highlight the visibility of Romania’s culture in various parts of Europe. His musical achievements, considered as being those of an important promoter of the classical guitar in Romania, are documented in the esteemed magazine “Guitar International” in the issue of February 1987.

Adrian Florescu studied violin at the National University of Music Bucharest and graduated in 2001. While still a student, he was invited to collaborate with the National Radio Orchestra in Bucharest and the George Enescu Philharmonic. He continued his violin studies in Portugal at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra, in Lisbon. He lived in Portugal for many years and in 2007 he was appointed Concertmaster of the Orquestra de Camera Portuguesa in Lisbon. In 2016, he returned to Romania and was appointed Concertmaster at the National Radio Orchestra in Bucharest. In 2015, he was contracted by the Symphonic Orchestra in Bilbao / Spain. Adrian Florescu’s activity in chamber music ensembles is impressive, participating in recitals from duets to octets, covering a vast repertoire from Igor Stravinski to the complete quartets of Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert and contemporary music. The violinist is a musician of Europe, pending between East and West, between the two poles of Europe on the route Bucharest – Lisbon, where he is currently Concertmaster in prestigious Orchestras in both cities.

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