The Kamerata Stradivarius Orchestra was founded in 2010 as a flexible formation, without a conductor, and has quickly occupied an important place among the principal European chamber orchestras. The ensemble consists of outstanding soloists, who regularily perform in music festivals and events in the Dutch territory and abroad.
Under the artistic direction of the virtuous violinist Razvan Stoica, the orchestra is characterized by a subtle and absolutely homogeneous culture of sound, freshness and an exceptional style in all the repertoire. The orchestra is recognized by its original approach of classical music and its undoubtedly high level of performance. At the same time, the aim of the musicians of Kamerata Stradivarius is to thrill people, to inspire them, and to passionately lead them through the magical world of the classical music.
Since 2010 the Kamerata Stradivarius brings out an important contribution to musical education of children through concerts within schools, on the Dutch territory. The Kamerata Stradivarius is also committed to its educational role within the education and development of young musical talents. In collaboration with the Dutch Educational center it offers gifted students, through an internship, the unique opportunity to participate in concert projects.
The Kamerata Stradivarius’ programmes include composers from baroque till modernity, selecting the best pieces of the past and present of classical music.
The Kamerata Stradivarius organizes its own concert series in Germany, Italy and Holland, and have been acclaimed by the audience in worldwide tours. Likewise, the young orchestra has become a musical ambassador for the cultural Montferland Region and a performance-leading sponsor of the Dutch music scene.
Razvan Stoica, violinist and artistic director of Kamerata Stradivarius Orkest
“Discerning charm and ravishing timbre, breathtaking technical bravura, sparkling intonation (…) He will become one of the greatest violinists of his generation.” Münstersche Zeitung
Vertiginous, brilliant and charismatic – this is the interpretation of Razvan Stoica. His virtuosity and passion, perfect intonation and high musicality define Razvan Stoica as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation.
Born in Romania in 1986 in a family of well-known musicians, and having mastered his instrument at a young age, Razvan Stoica was admitted to the George Enescu Conservatory in Bucharest. After graduating Razvan continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Amsterdam with Ilya Grubert.
The young violinist has been awarded 24 national and international prizes in prestigious competitions, as the Perosi Competition (Tortona) and the Paganini Prize in Luxembourg. In 2009 he won the “Strad Prize” at the Salzburg’s Strad Competition, thus being provided with a 1729 Antonius Stradivarius violin.
In October 2013 he was recognized as the “Best new talent of 2013” at the E.B.U. New Talent Competition in Slovakia. As a guest soloist and in recitals with the Duo Stoica, he has performed at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris, the Teatro San Barnaba in Brescia and at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova.
Chamber music takes a special place in the musical activity of Razvan Stoica. In 1996 he and his sister, the pianist Andreea Stoica, formed the successful Duo Stoica that has performed in renowned venues as the Concertgebouw and the Freies Musikzentrum Stuttgart. The duo recorded their first CD “Capriccioso” in 2012 and a new recording is planned for 2014.
Razvan has also recorded the 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini and the “Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra op. 21” of Edouard Lalo with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra Krakow. Both recordings have received wide critical acclaim.
Razvan Stoica plays on an Antonius Stradivarius 1729 violin loaned to him by an anonymous donour from Salzburg and a violin bow Max Moller Amsterdam courtesy of the Montferland Cultuur Fonds.