British/Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea was born in Bucharest, but has been based in the UK since 2008 when his early passion for the piano led him to a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Florian has enjoyed regular success in international piano competitions, being a major prizewinner in 2017 at the Scottish International Piano Competition, and in the RNCM-JMIPC and Verona competitions (2016), at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2015), and at the ARD International Music Competition (2014) among others. Florian is currently studying with Boris Petrushansky in Imola and holds a Making Music PDGYA award for 2017-19 and is a Kirckman Concert Society Artist for 2018-19. In February 2018 he was appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.