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14 IN TOUCH GEORGE ENESCU FESTIVAL SELECTIONS September 19 World Music. Rami Khalife, Francesco Tristano & Aymeric Westrich Mihail Jora Hall, Romanian Radio Society, 19.00 Program: Rami Khalife – Chaos for piano; Rami Khalife, Francesco Tristano, Aymeric Westrich – Aufgang Great Orchestras of the World. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Grand Palace Hall, 19.30 Conductor: Zubin Mehta; Soloist: Vadim Repin – violin; Program: P.I. Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile for cello and orchestra op. 11; P.I. Tchaikovsky – Concerto for violin and orchestra in D Major op. 35; P.I. Tchaikovsky – Symphony no. 4 in f minor op. 36 September 20 Recitals and chamber music. Saint Martin in the Fields The Atheneum, 17.00 Conductor: Jaime Martin; Soloist: Luiza Borac – piano, Viniciu Moroianu – piano Opera and Ballet. Romeo and Juliet I.L. Caragiale National Theatre, 19.00 Music: Hector Berlioz; Choreography: Thierry Malandain World Music. Missa Johnouchi – UNESCO Artist for Peace Mihail Jora Hall, Romanian Radio Society, 19.00 Great Orchestras of the World. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Grand Palace Hall, 19.30 Conductor : Zubin Mehta; Soloist: Yefim Bronfman – piano; Program: G. Enescu – Concert overture on a theme in Romanian folk character in A Major op. 32; J. Brahms – Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra in B flat Major op. 83; G. Mahler – Symphony no. 5 in c sharp minor September 22 Recitals and Chamber Music. Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir The Atheneum, 17:00

World Music. Chava Alberstein Mihail Jora Hall, Romanian Radio Society, 19.00 Great Orchestras of the World. Orchestra Dell’accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia Grand Palace Hall, 19.30 Conductor: Antonio Pappano; Soloist: Denis Matsuev- piano; Program: G. Enescu – Chamber Symphony op. 33; S. Rachmaninov – Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra in c minor op.18; N. Rimsky-Korsakov – Sheherezade op. 35 September 23 Recitals and Chamber Music. Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival The Atheneum, 17:00 Soloists: Elena Bashkirova – piano; Mihaela Martin – violin; Oro Kam – viola; Frans Helmerson – cello; Pascal Moragues – clarinet; Opera and ballet. Evgheni Oneghin Bucharest National Opera, 19.00 World Music. Dhafer Youssef – Divine Shadows Orchestra Mihail Jora Hall, RRS, 19.00 By Midnight. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Atheneum, 22.30 Conductor: Trevor Pinnock; Soloists: Christina Landshamer – soprano, Toby Spence – tenor, Matthew Rose – bass; Program: J. Haydn – The Creation – Oratorio September 24 21st Century Music. Enescu and his contemporaries. Philippe Graffin and Claire Desert Small Palace Hall, 11:00 Great Orchestras of the World. Orchestre National de France Palace Grand Hall, 19.30 Conductor: Daniele Gatti, Program: G. Mahler – Symphony no. 9 in D Major September 25 21st Century Music. Enescu and his contemporaries. Itamar Golan, Ilya Gringolts & Garry Hoffman Small Palace Hall, 11:00

Conductor: Anton Koopman; Soloists: Dorothee Mields – soprano, Bogna Bartosz – alto, Tilman Lichdi – tenor, Klaus Mertens – bass;

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Irina Popescu has joined Fine Law, Iulian Patrascanu and Associates as partner. She has over 12 years of professional experience, having worked for various law firms as well as in the banking sector both in Romania and abroad. Popescu’s main practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, banking law and financing projects, European law, business law and risk management and compliance procedures. She has previously worked as consultant for White and Case Brussels. Over the years Popescu has also worked for Musat & Associates as senior associate, and for the European Investment Bank as a legal consultant in Luxembourg. She was also a senior associate at NNDKP.

Sorin Alexandrescu has left Antena Group, which he had managed since December 2010. He joined the group in 2008 for a two-year period, going from executive manager of Antena 1 to CEO. In December 2010, Alexandrescu took over the management of Antena Group, an entity that gathered under the same umbrella all the operations of Antena 1, Antena 2, Euforia and GSP. From now on, Antena Group will be coordinated by Aura Zahariu, CFO of the company, who will be in charge of financial matters, while the content will be managed by each of the managers of the four TV stations. 

Mihaela Ciortan joins Mercury 360 as HR manager. She has been working in the HR industry for the past seven years. Ciortan has previously worked for Centrofarm. Prior to that, she spent three years at the Relad Group as HR business partner and for another three years coordinated the HR activities of the SCR Group. Ciortan is a graduate of the Journalism and Communication Sciences Faculty and holds a master’s degree in HR psychology and marketing from the Babes Bolyai University and another one in communication management and HR from SNSPA.

Richard Ihuel has joined Vodafone Romania as brand and customer experience director. He will be in charge of all the activities related to advertising, media acquisition, events as well as the consolidation


of the Vodafone brand. Ihuel has over 20 years of experience in brand communication and e-business consultancy. He comes from Euro RSCG where he was, from 2008, European business development director. From 2002 until 2008 he worked as executive director for Eastern Europe at the same company. Previously, Ihuel was managing director for Asia at IconmediaLab as well as country manager and client service director at McCann-Erickson. He also worked for Lowe Group and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising.

Laura Barbu has joined Vodafone Romania as online marketing manager. She will be in charge of the company’s online strategy. She will also strive to increase the adoption of online assistance services among Vodafone customers. Before joining Vodafone, Barbu worked for Pepsico International in various capacities such as brand manager, group brand manager and marketing manager for local and international brands. Prior to that, she worked for Sarantis Group where she developed operations for the household category in Romania. She also worked at Elvila as manager of national sales and general manager of the store network.

Monica Iancu has joined PeliFilip as partner. Her main practice areas are energy & natural resources, corporate and M&A, although her expertise includes areas such as general corporate and commercial law, privatizations, capital markets, arbitration, construction law and public procurement. Her previous professional experience includes having worked at NNDKP as associate, mergers & acquisition and energy practice.

Oana Albota has also been appointed partner at PeliFilip. She has extensive experience in her main practice areas, real estate, construction and arbitration, but her background also includes significant work in litigation matters. Before joining the firm, Albota also worked for NNDKP, Grosu&Associates and Marina Georgescu Law Office and was a legal counsel with the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing, the State Inspection in Construction.

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