It all started when…
Nicolae started to play the piano at the age of 8 under guidance of Prof. Fekete Elisabeta. After two years, in which he excelled rapidly, he received a unique opportunity to perform Haydn’s D major Piano Concerto with the Oradea State Orchestra to an audience of over 600 people.
Consequently it did not take long for him to be recognised as a child prodigy.
After the first 5 years of study and hard work, winning prizes at national and international competitions, traveling across Romania and Europe doing solo recitals and concerts with orchestra, he was awarded the “Brilliant Child of Romania” trophy in 2005 at the “V.I.P. Gala” awards where he had the honor to receive his prizes on the same stage with Romania’s then president, Traian Basescu, along with other famous people from across the arts, television, politics and sport.
In the last 14 years, Nicolae has won over 25 national and international awards and appeared many times on stage both in recitals and as concerto soloist with many professional orchestras from Romania and abroad. Furthermore, he has had the privilege of performing the national premiere of a newly discovered composition for piano and orchestra by Carl Filtsch, the prodigious student of Frederic Chopin who tragically died at the age of 15.
Throughout his career so far, Nicolae has collaborated with many internationally acclaimed conductors, such as: Timothy Redmond (UK), Walter Hilgers (GER), Iosif Conta (RO), Claudio Villaret (CHE), Rinaldo Muratori (IT), Yukko Amanuma (JPN), Sabin Pauta (USA), Vladimir Conta (RO).
In 2016, Nicolae graduated his Bachelor degree at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he had the privilege to study with prof. Ronan O’Hora.
Nicolae was born in Oradea in Transylvania, Romania, on December 10 1992.
From a very early age Nicoale started to play the piano and instantly became captivated, knowing that this is what he wanted to do. In the first 11 years of his career, he studied with one of the best piano teachers in Romania, Fekete Elisabeta, who helped him develop the talent and passion that he had for piano, achieving great results at competitions and also performing solo recitals and concerts with different professional orchestras around Europe.
In summer 2016 he graduated his Bachelor’s Degree at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under the renowned pianist and teacher, Ronan O’Hora.
He now continues his study at the Guildhall for his Master’s degree under the guidance of his professor.
During his 14 years of study, Nicolae has won numerous national and international awards and distinctions.