Teodor Iuliu Radu
Teodor Radu is an Irish-Romanian pianist and composer based in London and Ireland. He has performed solo recitals at St. Ann’s Church and at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin. Other venues he has appeared in include Milton Court in London, First Presbyterian Church in Belfast, Institut Montana in Zugerberg, Switzerland and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. He has been involved in music festivals across Europe including ASTONA International in Switzerland and the Walled City Music Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland. With an ardent interest for chamber music, Teodor has established a piano trio in London and is exploring the genre at length. He is also an avid composer and is a member of the Irish Composers’ Collective. During the academic year 2013/14, he studied electroacoustic composition which culminated in the production of compositions for eight speaker arrays and audiovisual pieces. One of Teodor’s compositions, “Silver on Blue” for cello and clarinet has recently been premiered at The Sugar Club, Dublin. In 2014, he was the recipient of the prestigious Lucien and Maura Teissier Bursary of €10,000 and has been awarded a scholarship by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama enabling him to pursue a Master’s degree under Martin Roscoe and Paul Roberts 2014/15.
A recent graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Teodor Radu completed his undergraduate music performance studies under Hugh Tinney, John O’Conor and Anthony Byrne with a First Class Honours. He is a multiple prizewinner of ESB Dublin Feis Ceoil competitions. Prizes include the John Benson Cup for Bach Toccata playing and the Heneghan Cup for a programme of varied repertoire. Teodor has performed in public masterclasses given by Evelyne Brancart, Pascal Nemirovsky, Francois Killian, Ronan O’Hora, Jonathan Plowright, Peter Tuite, John York, Sara Bryans, Cathal Breslin, Benjamin Frith and has been coached in chamber music by Jörg Widmann, The Applehill String Quartet, Detlef Hahn, Robert Kulek, Jacqueline Ross, Christopher Marwood, Brian O’Rourke, John Finucane, Ranko Markovicz and William Butt.
Having been part of London’s diverse artistic environment since September, Teodor is currently working on new ideas to find a new medium for the performance of music and art. Having taken part in cross-arts collaborative work at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he aims to explore possibilities of creating innovative events involving an amalgamation of different art forms to reach new audiences. In the current artistic environment, there is a lot of scope for a company that would facilitate networking between artists from varied disciplines. Over the coming months, Teodor has plans to found such a company, in the hope of attracting new audiences while refreshing interest for the individual arts involved.