"an uninhibited virtuoso, with soul and fabulous technique" - The Strad
Recital and Masterclass within the Menuhin Competition and Festival in London
On 13th April Remus will perform a recital at the Royal Academy of Music, in the Duke’s Hall, by invitation of the Menuhin Competition to pay a musical tribute to George Enescu, the teacher and mentor of Menuhin himself. On 15th April, Remus will also hold a public Masterclass on Enescu’s violin works.
1734 Stradivari violin, the “Willemotte”!
Remus Azoitei’s next three performances of the Brahms Concerto will be given on a stunning Antonio Stradivari violin, the “Willemotte”. The violin was made in 1734 and it will fill the amazing Romanian Atheneum Hall during Remus’ performances of the Brahms Concerto, on 31st March and 1st April! Remus will also play on this Strad at his 13th April recital within the Menuhin Competition and Festival, at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
New CD release!
Remus Azoitei is joining the Schubert Ensemble on their latest recording, performing
Enescu's Aria and Scherzino! The CD has been released by Chandos and is already on sale
King Michael of Romania is awarding Remus Azoitei the Crown of Romania Order
On 8 May HRH King Michael of Romania awarded Remus Azoitei the title of Officer of
the Romanian Crown Order "for his exceptional talent and for his great violin mastery, with
which he has spread the fame of Romanian music across the continent, following the steps
of the great Romanian musicians before him. For his public stature, full of dignity, always
generous and well measured in all occasions. For the generous help organizing the event of
My Family. For the public support of the values and principles of the Romanian Crown".
Awarded title of Doctor in Music - PhD
Remus Azoitei completed his Doctoral studies at the University of Music Iasi and was
awarded the title of Doctor in Music. He has received the top qualification Magna cum
Laudae for his thesis called "The violin works by Enescu - a musical biography of the
Performance honouring the 90th Birthday of King Michael of Romania
On 24th October, Remus Azoitei has been invited to perform the
Bruch violin concerto at the Romanian Atheneum, celebrating the
90th Birthday of King Michael of Romania, as well as raising funds for the
"Principesa Margareta" Foundation, a charity helping young artists.
Performance at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice
On 26 February 2011, Remus Azoitei performed for the
first time in the renowned hall, on the first day of the 2011 Carnival.
Performance with the Amati Ensemble
On 20 October, Remus Azoitei will make his debut at the
Dortmund Orchesterzentrum NRW performing the Brahms Sextet Op. 18 as well
as the Enescu Octet, with such artists as Gil Sharon, Catalin Ilea,
and members of the celebrated Amati Ensemble.
The Washington Post praises Remus Azoitei's debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
In the 11 December 09 edition of the Washington Post, reviewer Charles T. Downey comments
on Remus Azoitei's recital debut together with pianist Eduard Stan at the Terrace Theater
at Washington's Kennedy Center:
"...the musicians' long collaboration made for an easy rapport
in performance. Azoitei, a Romanian trained at Juilliard and now teaching in London,
played with a fluid melodic sensibility and sparkling technique."
Maestro Dimitrj Kitajenko, conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France,
speaks about Remus Azoitei in the "Cotidianul" newspaper.
In an extended interview in the "Cotidianul" newspaper, Maestro Kitajenko praises Remus
following their successful performance on 9th September 09 in the Enescu Festival:
"Remus Azoitei is a wonderful soloist. His virtuosity is incandescent; it is as if he
was born with the violin in his hand. He is so flexible, descriptive and so natural,
that it feels like he is speaking, not just interpreting."