FREE Lunchtime Concert: Nicolae Mihaila (piano)
Representing the Romanian Cultural Institute
Nicolae Mihaila started playing the piano at the age of 8 under the close attention of Prof. Fekete Elisabeta and after two years in which he progressed much quicker than children normally do, he already received the fantastic opportunity to perform Haydn’s D major Piano Concerto with the Oradea State Orchestra under the eyes of 1000 people and has not taken long for him to be recognised as a prodigy child in Romania.
After the first 5 years of practice, winning prizes at national and international competitions, traveling already in Romania, Switzerland and Austria doing solo recitals and concerts with orchestra, he was offered the Brilliant Child of Romania Trophy in 2005 at the V.I.P. gala awards where he had the great honour to receive his trophy on the same stage with Romania’s President in that time, Traian Basescu and other famous people from arts, Television, politics and sports.
In the last 14 years, Nicolae won over 25 national and international awards and appeared more than 20 times on stage as a soloist with 7 different professional orchestras from Romania and Switzerland getting the chance to perform several times the 8 Piano Concertos he has in his repertoire. He also had the honour to perform in a national premier, a new discovered composition for piano and orchestra by Carl Filtsch, who was Chopin’s genius student, who died at the age of 15.
Along his career, Nicolae collaborated with great conductors from several countries. From which we mention: Timothy Redmond (UK), Walter Hilgers (Germany), Iosif Conta (RO), Claudio Villaret (SWITZERLAND), Rinaldo Muratori (IT), Yukko Amanuma (JPN), Sabin Pauta (SUA).
In 2012, Nicolae was offered a chance to start his undergraduate studies at one of the most famous music colleges in London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having the honour to study with Prof. Ronan O’Hora.
After graduating Bachelor degree in 2016, he continues his study at Guildhall School of Music and Drama to obtain his Master Degree Diploma under the guidance of Prof. Ronan O’Hora, but he will also honour the invitations to perform in Germany, Romania and Austria in 2017.