“Playing the C. Bechstein felt so natural and inspiring… It was almost like I was dealing with my alter ego... The personality of these instruments is truly outstanding!”
Daniel Petrica Ciobanu began his piano studies in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In 2011, he was invited to play at the Royal Festival Hall together with Lang Long – a performance that saw an orchestra made up of one hundred pianos on stage. On that occasion, moreover, Lang Lang chose him to play as a soloist.
Daniel Petrica Ciobanu has won prizes at many international competitions, including the Concours International André-Dumortier, the Moray Piano Competition, the Bromsgrove International Competition, the Adilia Alieva International Piano Competition, and the Concours International de Piano Montrond-les-Bains.
During his studies, he attended various master classes, studying under the likes of Idil Biret, Ian Fountain, Philip Fowke, Petras Geniusas, Richard Goode, Roy Howat, Philip Martin, Pascal Roge, Steven Osbourne, Murray McLachlan and Martino Tirimo.
He has performed in concert with various orchestras, including the Chapelle Musicale de Tournai, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Daniel Ciobanu won the 1st prize in the BNDES International Piano Competition in December 2016.