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Ion Mândrescu | Leijala & Ruscior | Chamber Music Nights <br /><em>June 19 2015</em>

Ion Mândrescu | Leijala & Ruscior | Chamber Music Nights
June 19 2015

Concert and exhibition

“Man, time, space” by Ion Mândrescu meets chamber music concert

Cellist Liina Leijala and violinist Cristian Ruscior with guests

Fr, June 19th 2015 at 7pm

in your

FIVE PLUS Art Gallery

Cellist Liina Leijala and violinist Cristian Ruscior continue their series of chamber music concerts with guest artists Engin Lössl, viola, Teofil-Iustinian Todica, violin, and Simón Ibañez, clarinet.



Franz Schubert – string quartet in d minor #14 “Death and the Maiden”
Cristian Ruscior, violin
Teofil-Iustinian Todica, violin
Engin Lössl, viola
Liina Leijala, cello

Olivier Messiaen – Abîme des oiseaux from the quartet “Quatuor pour la fin du Temps”
Simón Ibañez, clarinet

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Johannes Brahms – clarinet quintett in b minor op. 115
Simón Ibañez, clarinet
Cristian Ruscior, violin
Teofil-Iustinian Todica, violin
Engin Lössl, viola
Liina Leijala, cello


Liina Leijala – Biography

Cellist Liina Leijala was born 1984 in Keuruu, Finland. She has studied in Sibelius Academy with Heikki Rautasalo and Marko Ylönen, and in Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia Madrid, with Ralf Gothoni. Leijala finished her masters degree in Sibelius Academy with highest honors in spring 2012. In addition to these she has he finished post gradual studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Leijala is currently a cello professor at the Wiener Musikakademie and a cello teacher at the Barenboim-Said Foundation. She is cellist at Trio Global.

Liina Leijala is a finalist in EBU Young Soloist Competition and a prize winner in many international competitions such as International Gaetano Zinetti competition and Majano Chamber Music Competition. Leijala’s Gironcoli Quartet won the International Chamber Music Competition in Bled 2013. Leijala worked with the Barbirolli Quartet in London.

She was nominated for “Young Talents” concert series in Musikverein Wien, she made her debut at the Musikverein in their opening concert of the season 2013. She has performed as a soloist widely in Europe, USA and Asia.

Leijala played as a solo cellist in Orchestra Academy of Vienna Philharmonic 2009-2011. She has also worked with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and she plays regularly with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists. She is a member of Verbier Festival Orchestras. Leijala was chosen spring 2013 for the European El Systema, project of Konzerthaus Wien.

Most important musical guides for her have been pianist and conductor Ralf Gothoni and pianist Ferenc Rados. Leijala is supported by Wihuri Foundation, Wegelius Foundation and Pro Musica Foundation.

Liina Leijala’s instrument is Vincenzo Postiglione 1896, for which she presents the most cordial thanks to the Finnish Culture Foundation.





Cristian Ruscior – Biography

Romanian violinist Cristian Ruscior was born in 1992. He is currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the class of professor Leonid Sorokow. He has completed his studies in Luzern with Giuliano Garmignola and in Bucharest with Stefan Gheorghiu.

Cristian is prize winner of the Gorizia International Violin Competition, the Prima la Musica Competition in Vienna, winner of the “Moscow Symphonic holidays” Competition and many others. Cristian has performed widely as a soloist and concert master with orchestras such as Junge Wiener Solisten, Austria, Botosani Philharmonic Orchestra and “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra, Bacau, Romania, and the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra. He was invited to play recitals in Japan, China, Lithuania, Romania, Finland, Austria, Italy.

Cristian is currently violin professor at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

Cristian Ruscior is an active chamber musician. He is a member and 1st violinist of the Gironcoli Quartet in Vienna. They won the International Chamber Music Competition in Bled 2013. The quartet has studied with Johannes Meissl and Peter Schuhmayer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Since 2014 Cristian Ruscior is the violinist of Trio Global. Trio Global has future concert engagements such as at the Ateneul Bucharest, the Wiener Musikakademie, the IES Vienna, in Finland etc.

Cristian Ruscior is sponsored by the Rotary Club Romania.





Engin Lössl – Biography

Engin Lössl
Engin Lössl started playing the violin at the age of six being taught by Ute Lehman.

At the age of seven he passes the entrance exam at the Music University in Oberschützen and studies with Prof. Regina Brandstätter.

In 2000 he switches to Prof. Ulla Schulz at the Music University in Vienna where he also starts to play Viola.

Since 2010 he is in the Viola Class of Prof. Thomas Selditz.

In 2007 he starts another study at the Music University in Stuttgart with Prof. Gunter Teuffel.

He got two scholarships from Germany to pay for his studies.

Engin gave many Solo-Concerts and gained a lot of experience as a solo violist in differnet orchestras as the MGW-Orchestra conducted by Fabio Luisi in Musikverein Vienna.

In 2010 he won the „Prima La Musica“ competition.

He is also a devoted chamber musician and played at the „Schwetzinger Festspiele 2009“.

As a Soloist, Engin played in many diffrent countries and in the spring of 2011 he had his debut concert in the „Golden Hall“ of the Musikverein Vienna.

Engin Lössl is a member of the Gironcoli Quartet in Vienna.

Teofil-Iustinian Todica – Biography

Born in the city of Iasi, Romania, Teofil-Iustinian Todica started playing the violin at the age of 6.
He continued his studies at the “Octav Bancila College of Arts” and at the University of Arts “George Enescu” in Iasi. From 2005 to 2011 he was a student in the violin class of Conf. univ. dr. Anton Diaconu at the “George Enescu” Music University of Iasi and graduated with distinction.

In 2011 he was accepted at the world-renowned “University for Music and Performing Arts” Vienna, where he is currently studying for his masters degree in chamber music as part of the “Giocoso String Quartet” with Prof. Johannes Meissl, second violinist of the famous “Artis String Quartet” and director of the “Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Institute”.
Additionaly, he studies violin with the first violinist of the Artis Quartet, Peter Schuhmayer.

Teofil-Iustinian is a multiple laureate of several national music competitions.

He was also guest at several international music festivals such as Aix-en-Provence in France, Orlando Festival Netherlands, Tiberius Week Romania, Kalkalpen Chamber Music Festival Austria.

Furthermore, he participated in numerous solo masterclasses held by renowned professors such as Herwig Zack (Germany), Serban Lupu (USA), Florin Paul (Germany) and chamber music masterclasses with Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Evgenia Ephstein (Aviv Quartet), Johaness Meissl (Artis Quartet), Gerard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet) among others.

Simón Ibañez – Biography

Simón Ibañez was born in “La Vilavella”, Spain, in 1986.
After finishing his Clarinet Professional Degree, he moved to the “Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceo” Barcelona and completed his BMus(Hons) qualification with Professor Isaac Rodriguez.
One year later he was admitted to the “Guildhall School of Music & Drama” London to study the “Artist-Masters Orchestral Training” with the London Symphony Players and Professor Julian Farrel.
He has taken part in masterclasses with Andrew Marriner, Michel Lethiec, François Benda, Roman Guyot, Mark Nuccio, Colagero Palermo, Valdemar Rodriguez, Ronald Spaendock, Philip Couper or Harry Mäki.

He has performed in Spain, England, Switzerland, Sweden, Portugal and Palestine, in halls such as “Barbican Hall” , the “Royal Festival Hall”, the “Palau de la Música Catalana”, the “Gran Teatre del Liceu” Barcelona or the “Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia” Valencia, with conductors like Sir Colin Davies ,Vladimir Azkenazhy, Diego Mason, Valery Gerguiev or Adrian Leaper.

He has been featured as a soloist with the “Budweis Philharmonic”, the “Germinans Symphony Orchestra” Barcelona or the “Orchestra of the Liceo Conservatory” and others.

Simon has obtained good critics in England, Switzerland and Spain, he was awarded the first prize in the “Ivan Sutton Competition” in London in 2012.

He had played over 20 recitals with piano and others chambers groups in 2014 in cities like London, Barcelona, Venice, Liverpool, Leipzig, Gothenburg or Brussels.

In 2015/2016 he continues playing concerts in London, Manchester, Madrid, Ramallah, Vienna and others cities.

Simon is Artist Director of the “International Music Course La Vilavella” with resident musicians such as David Rejano (principal trombonist with the “Münchener Philharmoniker”),
Liina Leijala (Cello professor at the “Wiener Musikakademie” and the “Barenboim-Said Foundation”), Iason Keramidis (First violin with the “Münchener Philharmoniker”) or Julio Lopez (Violist with the “Münchener Philharmoniker”).

Nowadays he is clarinet and chamber music teacher at the Barenboim-Said Foundation.