Laurentiu Claudiu Stoica
Born in Craiova (Romania) and established in Trieste (Italy), he began to study the guitar in his hometown at the age of seven. He continued his studies at the “Music Conservatory”- Brasov, where he won a scholarship, which brought him at the “State Conservatory Giuseppe Tartini” (Trieste). Under the guidance of M° Frédéric Zigante he graduated with first class honors and was awarded with a scholarship among the best graduated students.
· He studied with internationally well-known professors (Olivier Chassain, David Russell, Marco Socìas, Marcello Rivelli, Jukka Savjoki, Eduardo Fernandez, Luciano Contini, Bruno Battisti D’Amario, Pier Luigi Corona, Corneliu Voicescu, George Mitrache) and followed specialized courses in performance and composition of the ancient repertoire for plucked instruments at “SMAV – Academy of Ancient Music” – Venice with M° Massimo Lonardi.
He attended Master Classes in Chamber Music with the prestigious Trio di Parma at the “Santa Cecilia” Academy of Music – Portogruaro (Italy).
· Mr. Stoica’s musical skills are rewarded in many international guitar competitions and he performs frequently in Italy, Romania, Austria, Belgium, Finland and China. Together with Transylvania Guitar Quartet and “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic he played the Romanian premiere of “Concierto Andaluz” for guitars and orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo directed by M° Ilarion Ionescu-Galati. In the summer of 2016 was invited to play as a soloist in a tournée of 13 concerts held in China.
· He is constantly interested in enriching the guitar repertoire by making a variety of arrangements and transcription from baroque to the late 20th century including works of Scarlatti, Bach, Boccherini, Rossini, Mussorgsky, Porumbescu.
· Besides performing as a soloist, with orchestra or in various ensembles, he also has a proficient teaching career. During the last years collaborates as guitar teacher with “Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory” – Kokkola (Finland), “Fux Konservatorium” – Graz (Austria) and “Lemmensinstituut – Conservatory of Music” – Leuven (Belgium) where holds Master Classes and conferences. Since 2013 covers the role of Vice-President of “G. Verdi” – School of Music (Udine – Italy).