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An Artist, a Piano and a Cimbalom

Updated: Feb 20

The virtuoso pianist Cătălin Răducanu opened our Enescu 2024 concert series with an eclectic project that brought together classical music, jazz and popular songs. The program included works for piano by Chopin, Debussy, Dan Dediu and George Enescu, alongside the cimbalom arrangement of Gnossienne no. 1 by Erik Satie, works by Toni Iordache and Ciprian Porumbescu.

An artist, a piano and a dulcimer - Classical, Jazz, Folklore is a Pro Contemporania production in partnership with The Culture Club.

Time schedule:


Dan Dediu - "Les Barricades Mysterieuses - Reloaded"

Frédéric Chopin – "Ballad" no. 4 in F minor op. 52

Claude Debussy – 5 Preludes from Book no. 1 – 3. "Le vent dans la plaine"; 4. "Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir"; 5. "Les collines d' Anacapri"; 6. "Des pas sur la neige"; 7. "Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest"

George Enescu - "Toccata", "Pavane", "Bourree" from "Suite" no. 2 in D major



Jazz improvisations on Romanian themes



Erik Satie - "Gnossienne" no.1 (arr. Cătălin Răducanu)

Toni Iordache – "Hours from Muntenia" / "Round Dance form Valachia"

Toni Iordache – Variations on the Theme "Butter Drops" / "Oil Drops"

Cătălin Răducanu graduated from the "Dinu Lipatti" National College of Arts and the National University of Music in Bucharest. He studied piano with Alma Peter and with Vlad Dimulescu, Dana Borșan and Viniciu Moroianu. He is the recipient of several national and international awards and has performed widely in Germany, Hungary, France and Italy. Cătălin Răducanu attended master's courses with renowned teachers such as Gabriel Amiraș, Andrei Gavrilov and Cristian Beldi. He is also a scholar of the Royal Foundation of HM Margaret of Romania. Cătălin Răducanu is also a composer and is currently doing doctoral studies under the guidance of the illustrious musician Dan Dediu.



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