Florian’s awards

Florian’s awards

Here you can find information about Florian’s success in music competitions, the support he has received from trusts and foundations, and his academic awards and scholarships. Florian held a Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist award for 2017-19 and was a Kirckman Concert Society Artist for 2018-19. In March 2018 the Royal Academy announced that Florian had been appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM): an honour awarded to former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession.

International Competitions


New York Piano Festival and Competition

Winner (officially second prize, no first prize being awarded) and Special Prize for Virtuoso Performance

Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition

Winner of Keyboard section and Gold Medal Finalist

International Music Competition Harbin, China

Finalist (fourth prize)


Concours International de Piano Saint-Priest

Audience prize and third prize

Suzana Szörenyi International Duo Competition (Romania)

First prize in the piano duo (two pianos) section with Alexandra Vaduva

Scottish International Piano Competition (UK)

Second Prize and the Glasgow UNESCO City of Music Prize for the best performance of the commissioned piece


RNCM-James Mottram International Piano Competition (UK)

Second Prize

Verona International Piano Competition (Italy)

Joint winner (officially described as second prize ex aequo)


Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Japan)

Double prize winner (Chamber Music Award and Fourth Prize)

Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition (Portugal)

Second Prize

Premio Città di Imola  (Italy)

Second Prize


ARD International Music Competition (Germany)

Double prize winner (Classical Concerto Prize and Third Prize)

Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition (France)

First Prize


Panmusica Vienna International Piano Competition

First prize

Student and youth competitions

Intercollegiate competitions

In addition to numerous internal awards at the Royal Academy of Music, and twice being awarded a SoNoRo Chamber Music Festival Scholarship, Florian has received the following awards:


Cavatina Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition

First Prize (as part of the Trio Cardinale)


Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Competition

First Prize


Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Competition

First Prize

Youth competitions

Ada Ulubeanu Piano Competition

Grand Prize

National Music Olympics (Romania)

First prize in three consecutive years

Jeunesses Musicales International Competition

Third Prize

Scholarships and grants

Florian’s musical education was generously supported by the Rațiu Family Foundation, and by the following awards:


Martin Musical Scholarship Fund

Tillett Trust

Worshipful Company of Musicians (Silver Medal)


Roy King Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music


Enescu Scholarship awarded by the Romanian Cultural Institute

Academic awards


Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM)
Awarded to former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession


Hodgson Memorial post-studentship Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music


DipRAM (Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music: for outstanding performance in a Postgraduate level Final Recital)

Master of Arts degree with Distinction

Alumni Development Award for distinguished studentship

Fellowship at the Yale University – Norfolk Music Festival


BMus with First Class Honours

Regency Award for notable achievement