Daniel Ciobanu – 20th November

As of 13th November a small number of places are still available, for both members and non-menbers. Please book as soon as possible if you are interested.

Music in West Kilbride is delighted to welcome Daniel Ciobanu on Saturday 20th November at 7.30pm.

Romanian-born maestro Daniel Ciobanu first attracted international acclaim in 2017 at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv where he won both the Silver Medal and Audience Prize. He subsequently appeared at Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin, St John’s Smith Square in London, Enescu Festival in Bucharest, and toured in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Africa and Brazil.

After a recent performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no.2 at the Berlin Konzerthaus, music critic Bernd Brussig of ADZ newspaper wrote: “The audience’s favourite of the concert evening was the 30-year-old pianist Daniel Ciobanu, who shone with virtuosity and professionalism. Daniel Ciobanu is an internationally acclaimed artist who has made guest appearances in a number of important concert halls for lovers of classical music, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, and has won various international piano competitions. Especially with his solo interludes on the dark Bechstein grand piano, contrasted by his white Romanian costume blouse, the audience’s eyes were drawn even more under the spell of the pianist, who understood his virtuoso playing, the magic of music, the souls of people to touch, to animate an ovation.”

We are delighted that Daniel will be performing at West Kilbride Village Hall ahead of his concerts at the City of Ostrava Cultural Centre (Czech Republic) on 22nd November, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 26th November, and St David’s Hall (Cardiff) with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on 17th February.

After a concert in America, the music critic of the New York Classical Review wrote: “Ciobanu’s blinding technique alone made this an exciting experience, and his power, smooth and quick fingering, and precise delicacy supported deeply musical and expressive playing… he clearly loves the sound of a piano—striking chords, playing fast figures, and pedalling as a way to relish the ring and glow coming off the strings… few pianists can make a Steinway sound as good as Ciobanu did Thursday night”

We are delighted that Daniel will be playing on our Steinway on 20th November.