British-Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea presents Dramma... per musica, an inspiring recital that explores how early 20th century composers expressed feelings triggered by dramatic events in their music.
D784, Mitrea interprets the turbulent depiction of the
depression to which Franz Schubert succumbed when
the first symptoms of his fatal illness appeared. Next, he
brings a poignant rendition of the op. 19 Piano Pieces,
which Arnold Schoenberg was working on when Mahler,
whom he intensely admired, suddenly died. The very
next day, Schoenberg composed the last piece in the
op. 19 cycle, which is imbued with a feeling of void and
desolation. Mitrea also performs Sonata op. 82, Sergey
Prokofiev’s first War Sonata and a terrifying work inspired
by the psychological oppression inflicted by war.
Florian Mitrea (°1989, Bucharest) has been based in the UK since 2008, when his early passion for the piano led him to a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He enjoys frequent success at international piano competitions, being a major prize winner in 2018 at the International Music Competition Harbin, ROSL London, and the New York Piano Festival. Florian has performed in the US, the UK, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Japan and South Korea.