Here you can find a list of concerts, recitals and other public events in which Florian is expected to take part.
You can also find information about some of the past events in which Florian has taken part back to the autumn of 2014.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL EVENTS AFTER 14 MARCH 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED OR POSTPONED AND ARE NO LONGER LISTED HERE. ONCE THE MEDIUM TO LONGER TERM FUTURE IS CLEARER, EVENTS WILL BE LISTED AS THEY ARE RE-ARRANGED.
Florian has been performing at Etchingham ever since he moved to the UK to study at the Royal Academy of Music. He has developed a real love for this unique festival, nestled in the idyllic village of Etchingham, Sussex. What started as a one-off invitation, while he was a student, turned into a life-long friendship with the team behind this festival, and many memorable concerts that remain forever in the hearts of people that witness them. This year, it is particularly exciting to return to Etchingham, having been deprived of this wonderful event in the summer of 2020.
Florian is joining forces once again with the brilliant Atea Wind Quintet, and together they are proposing a concert celebrating the two big anniversaries of 2020 – 250 years since Beethoven’s birth and the 50th anniversary of man landing on Moon. It was too exciting a programme to change it for 2021, and so they are looking forward to performing music celebrating (and connecting these two events). Beethoven was born in December, so we are technically still within the Beethoven year until December 2021, and also 2021 marked the passing of ‘the loneliest man in the universe’ – Michael Collins, the often-forgotten austronaut, who orbited the Moon alone, while his team stepped onto the Moon for the first time. This music is therefor still as relevant this year as it was last year.
A few years back Florian started a tradition of performing at least one work by a British composer at Etchingham. His love for British music started while he was a student at the Academy, when he discovered this new and unique music. Over the years, he brought to Etchingham the music of Delius, Bowen, Bridge, Dring, and others, in what was a personal journey of discovery for him. There is perhaps no other British piece that quite matches the scale of Holst’s The Planets.
Please join us for a feast of extraordinary music!
FLORIAN MITREA and THE ATEA WIND QUINTET
BEETHOVEN AND THE OUTER SPACE
L. van Beethoven – Piano Sonata op. 27 no. 2 in C-sharp minor, ‘Moonlight’
L. van Beethoven – Piano and Woodwind Quintet op. 16
G. Holst – The Planets, arr. for Piano and Woodwind Sextet by Lisa Portus