Octavian Lup (2)
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ROMANIA

- date of birth: 25 March 1987
– he graduated from the National University of Music from Bucharest under the master Marin Cazacu, continuing studying at the Superior National Conservator in Paris, under the famous violoncellists Roland Pidoux and Xavier Philips
– he is currently following a PhD at the National University of Music from Bucharest, also being an associate teacher
– he is the principal of the cello section in the Camerata Regală orchestra and also a member of the Romanian Youth Orchestra
– as a soloist he performed recitals and concerts in Hungary, Spain, Maroc, Israel, Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany and Portugal
– in 2012 he was selected as an active member at Kronberg Academy Masterclass and in 2016 he had a scholarship for Sonoro Festival

Prizes: Semifinalist in the International Competition George Enescu (2014); Grand Prix at the International Competition George Georgescu (Tulcea, Romania); Second Prize at the International Competition David Popper (Hungary)

Program

First Round
Piatti – Caprice op. 25 no. 6
Bach – Prelude from Suite no. 6
Haydn – Concerto no. 1 in C Major (Hob VII b:1)

Second Round
Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata
Hindemith – Sonata for Cello Solo op. 25

Semifinal
Enescu – Sonata in f minor (posthumous work)
Popper – Elfentanz, Spinning Song
Debussy – Sonata in d minor for cello and piano

Final
Elgar – Cello Concerto in e minor op. 85