A young violinist who began his career aged five, has won the 2013 edition of the music competition New Talent at the Dvorana Concert Hall in Bratislava, Slovakia (7 October).
The performance by 27 year old Răzvan Stoica, who was accompanied by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pawel Przytocki, was broadcast to an estimated audience of 1,950,000 radio listeners via the Euroradio music exchange.
Since graduating from the Royal Conservatory in Amsterdam, Stoica has received more than 24 awards, winning the Perosi Competition in Tortona, the Olympic violin competition in Romania, and Bolzano Duo Competition in Italy and the 'Strad prize' in Salzburg, leading to the presentation of a 1729 Antonius Stradivarius violin.
Created in 1969, with support from American violin virtuoso and conductor Sir Yehudi Menuhin who died in 1999, the New Talent contest encourages and promotes young musicians under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union and the International Music Council (IMC).
The event is co-produced by Radio and Television Slovakia and the Slovak Philharmonic-Bratislava Music Festival.
From left to right : Mr Filip Draglund, Ms Emöke Barath, Mr Rzvan Stoica, winner of the competition, Mr Adrian Rajter from Slovak radio, chair of the jury, Mr Pierre-Yves Tribolet, Euroradio Manager at EBU and Mr Jozef Dorinsky from SPP, sponsor of the event.