Maria Marica

… is the manager of the Romanian Youth National Art Center, the founder of the Violoncellissimo Ensemble and the Romanian Youth Orchestras. In 1999 he founded the International Festival “Enescu and world music” in Sinaia. He is also cello professor at the National University of Music Bucharest since 1992.

During 1983-2014 he was Soloist in Residence of the George Enescu Philharmonic and performed intensely both in Romania and throughout Europe, Asia and the America, with great conductors such as: Ghennadi Rojdestvenski, Sergiu Comissiona, Cristian Mandeal, Lu Jia, Nanse Gum, Horia Andreescu, Antoni Ros Marba, Mendi Rodan, Misha Katz, Jean Périsson. He has performed in various chamber ensembles with prestigious artists such as: Valentin Gheorghiu, Vladimir Orlov, Radu Aldulescu, Viktor Tretyakov, Ilia Grubert, Mihaela Martin, Mirel Iancovici, Silvia Marcovici, Jeremy Menuhin, he is a member of the Pro Arte Trio and collaborates with Voces Quartet.

Marin Cazacu has won international competitions in Geneva, Markneukirchen, Leipzig, Bologna and Belgrade and recorded for Electrecord, Olympia, BMG and AIX Records.