ALEXANDRU TOMESCU, THE MESSANGER OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

01 Jul 2018

For over 30 years, Alexandru Tomescu has demonstrated that classical music is a world open to all, being not only a brilliant violinist, but also a pioneer in changing the perception of classical music in Romania. The artist is also known for his implication in charitable activities, and his presence is also distinguished by the altruism with which he has supported over time numerous causes and pilot-events in the Romanian musical world.


Winner of many national and international awards and protagonist of more than 200 concerts and recitals held in some of the world's most famous performance halls, Alexandru Tomescu carries the message of classical music in the most unusual places in the country and abroad.

The name of the famous violinist and his Stradivarius violin received in 2007 are now perfect synonyms, as Alexandru Tomescu has proven a great skill in the handling of this splendid instrument which he played in countless concerts throughout Romania and around the world.

In the "100 Faces" photographic project, we had the honor of meeting Alexandru Tomescu at Athénée Palace Hilton, where he answered a few questions.

You are one of the 100 Romanians chosen in a project that celebrates commitment, dedication, and passion in their activity. What does it mean for you to be an outstanding person, a role model in your field?

”I don’t know if I'm a musical role model, nor would I want to become one. What I aim for when I go on stage with the violin in my hand is to be able to establish a deep spiritual connection through music with those who come to the concert. I believe that music is the most complex and evolved language ever invented by man. We are not yet aware of its full spiritual potential. I always try in my concerts to give my best, to play like it’s my first concert and in the same time my last one. There is no concert that resembles other, even those where the program remains the same, because we are changing in the meantime - the artist, the audience, we are all in a constant change, in evolution.”

Is there any memory that takes you back to Athenee Palace?

”For me, the Athénée Palace Hotel is directly connected to the Romanian Athenaeum. All the great artists hosted by our capital passed by here, certainly not only once. I like to come to the café in the hotel, because it offers a nice atmosphere and an almost Parisian chic-ness. I remember an important meeting that I had here with violinist Mariana Sârbu; a meeting that inspired me and encouraged me to go with even more confidence on this road of music.”

REGINETTE AL PESTO DI TRAPANI

During his visit to Athenee Palace Hilton for his “100 de chipuri” photographic project, Mr. Tomescu confessed that he loves pasta, therefore our team of chefs created a special dish in his honor. Reginette al Pesto di Trapani is a pasta dish originating from Sicily, Italy, made with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and almonds. Just like Penne alla Norma, this pasta was a favorite of the great composer Vincezo Bellini who was born in Sicily. Now, the pasta has been reinterpreted in homage to one of our greatest Romanian musicians, Alexandru Tomescu. 

We invite you to taste this dish during 8-14 October 2018. in Roberto's restaurant.

 

 

 

ALEXANDRU TOMESCU, THE MESSANGER OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
ALEXANDRU TOMESCU, THE MESSANGER OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
ALEXANDRU TOMESCU, THE MESSANGER OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

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