On 8 January 2018, Calea Victoriei Foundation organizes at the National Theatre from Bucharest the traditional New Year’s Concert. Among the guests of this event are the Swiss violinist Manrico Padovani, who kindly gave me this interview:

Manrico Padovani, you will start the year 2018 in Romania, in Bucharest, singing with the Symphactory orchestra and the conductor Tiberiu Soare. What expectations do you have of this experience? Is it for the first time you will sing in Bucharest?

My connection with Romania started several years ago, when I was invited to sing and record Concerto no.1 by Paganini with Oltenia Philharmonic from Craiova. I feel very fortunate that I can start the new year 2018 with a concert in Bucharest, which will be my debut in the Capital, playing the same concert. It is an honour to sing in this beautiful city, so rich in cultural traditions, inspired by personalities such as Enescu, Celibidache or Silvestri. I am very excited and look forward to collaborating with Symphactory Orchestra and master Soare and I am very glad for choosing this wonderful Paganini concert.

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