Focus on the laureates of Violin 2019 : Ioana Cristina Goicea

In 2020, Ioana Cristina Goicea achieved the prestigious position of Violin Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, at the age of only 27. Beyond her academic role, she has been engaging actively as both a soloist and chamber musician.

She has performed at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, at the Solsberg Festival in Switzerland, where she shared the stage with artists such as Lawrence Power, Sol Gabetta, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and Ilian Garnetz, and at the Hitzacker Music Festival and the Konstanzer MusikFestival in Germany.

In 2021, she recorded the premiere of Andre Parfenov's Violin Concerto alongside the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Ward, released on the Naxos label.

Towards the close of 2021, she played Mozart's Violin Concerto in D Major at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, accompanied by the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, conducted by Markus Frank. The year 2022 saw her delivering solo concerts with ensembles such as the Bach Collegium München and the George Enescu Philharmonic. She also embarked on a tour across the United States alongside pianist Chih-Yi Chen.

Highlights of last year include appearances as a soloist with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in Bangkok, conducted by Sander Teepen, and with the Sibiu Philharmonic under the baton of Roderick Cox at the George Enescu Festival. Additionally, she partnered with the Webern Ensemble and conductor Jean-Bernard Matter, in presenting Ligeti's Violin Concerto at the Wien Modern Festival.

Looking ahead, Ioana Cristina Goicea is set to captivate audiences in Japan, with performances scheduled in Tokyo, Kasugai, and Nagoya, as well as in northern Germany alongside the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Symphony Orchestra. She will also star as a soloist with the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the National Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, and the Albanian Radio and Television Orchestra Tirana. Furthermore, she is slated to make an appearance at the Naantali Festival in Finland.

In the upcoming season, Ioana Cristina Goicea will be featured as an artist-in-residence with the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest. This residency will include performances of the Sibelius Concerto conducted by Mikhail Pletnev in October, and the presentation of Prokofiev's Concerto No.2 with Charles Dutoit in February 2025.

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