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The New Hope Grand Prix national tour that started in October 2022 continues with concerts in Iași, Brașov and Satu Mare in January and February. Alongside Cornelius Zirbo (cello) and Cadmiel Boțac (piano), Maria gets to perform with 10 philharmonic orchestras around Romania in the 2022-2023 season, as winner of the violin section of the New Hope Grand Prix Competition.


                                                                                                                Photo credit: Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic

In November 2022 Maria was one of the 15 young talents to take part in the Lumières d'Europe Chamber Music Festival&Academy in Paris, working alongside internationally acclaimed  musicians David Grimal, Diemut Poppen, Gary Hoffmann, Claire Desert,  Gerard Pesson.


Photo credit: Mathilde Hirsch

Maria Marica wins George Enescu International Violin Competition 2022

Maria Marica, age 24, won the 2022 George Enescu International Competition Violin Section after a Final in which she performed the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms. The violinist also received a special award from the IMK Vienna Association, represented by jury member Igor Petrushevski: a concert as a soloist with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 2023 in Prague. 

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