|Posted by innersound on August 6, 2013 at 9:25 AM|
Raluca Stratulat and Adriana Toacsen-Ponta started playing together since the autum of 2003 under the name of Duo ATRIS. They attended several masterclasses together alongside celebrated musicians, such as: Monte Belknap, Wolfgang Klos, and they studied with prof. Ladislau Csendes.
Duo ATRIS has received a series of national and international awards such as: Ist Prize at the Hungarian Music Festival Competition hosted by The Cultural Hungarian Institute, Bucharest, Romania (2007), IIIrd Prize at The International Music Chamber Competition – Thessaloniki, Greece (2005), IInd Prize and Special Prize Exces Music at The L.v.Beethoven Classical Duo Competition hosted by the National Music University of Bucharest, Romania (2005), IInd Prize at The W. A. Mozart Classical Duo Competition hosted by the “Gheorghe Dima” Academy Of Music, Cluj, Romania (2003).
Raluca Stratulat and Adriana Toacsen-Ponta held concerts and recitals in Romania, Greece, Austria, Belgium and the USA.
In March this year they both graduated from the postdoctoral studies MIDAS (Musical Institute for Advanced Doctoral Studies) at UNMB ( The National University of Music Bucharest).