Razvan Stoica (Concert Violinist & Artistic Director)
“Discerning charm and ravishing timbre, breathtaking technical bravura, sparkling intonation…”…he willbecome one of the greatest violinists of his generation.” “Meunsteriche Zeitung”
WINNER OF 2013 E.B.U International Competition
”Known for his virtuosity, passion and superb interpretation, the violinist Razvan Friedmann Stoica has laid his basis for an impressive career.
His charismatic performances have drawn the attention of both the press and the public. Having mastered his instrument at a young age, Razvan, has been admitted to the Enesco Conservatory in Bucharest. After graduating, Razvan has continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Amsterdam, studying under Ilya Grubert.
Razvan has received more than 24 national and international awards at prestigious competitions, including, among others, the Perosi Competition (Tortona), Paganini Prize Luxembourg. In 2009 Razvan was awarded first place at the “Strad prize” in Salzburg. As the winner of this prestigious competition Razvan has been provided with a 1729 Antonius Stradivarius violin.
In 2013 Razvan Stoica is awarded the GRAND PRIZE in E.B.U. music competition ” New Talent ” being the first Romanian musician in history that wins this prestigious competition . Razvan has performed, both as a guest soloist and also in recitals as „Duo Stoica” , in Amsterdam “Royal Concertgebouw”, Paris “Théâtre des Champs Élysées”, Brescia Teatro San Barnaba, Genova Teatro Carlo Felice , Palacio de Festivales, Santander.
Chamber Music is an integral part of Razvan’s life!
In 1996 he joined his sister, the pianist Andreea Stoica, forming the successful “Duo Stoica”. As a recording artist, Razvan, is continuing to build a distinguished catalogue of recordings Including: his critically acclaimed recording of the 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini and the “Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra Op21” from Edouard Lalo with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra Krakow.
In 2012 Razvan signed with the Dutch based record label Aliud records. The first release under this contract, “Capriccioso”, has been a succesful release in September 2012, being sold worldwide. Following the impressive succesful sold worldwide „Capriccioso„ recording , in 2014, „Duo Stoica” wil release a new album.
Razvan & Andreea Stoica („Duo Stoica”) are to be, frequently, seen in concerts in The Gewandhaus Leipzig, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Konzerthaus and The Musikverein Wien.
Razvan Friedmann Stoica plays on an Antonius Stradivarius 1729 violin loaned to him by an anonymous donor from Salzburg and a violin bow Max Moller Amsterdam courtesy of Montferland Cultuur Fonds.