Mr. Plăcintă, Alexandru-Ştefan
Country of residence: România

Biography
Born on 10.08.2001 – Iaşi (Romania).
Studies piano at the “Octav Băncilă” National Art High School din Iași with prof. Dr. Roxana Ota.
Masterclasses with: Andreas Henkel, Florian Mitrea, Pavlos Yallourakis, Stefano Miceli, Larisa Jar.

Competitions
2017 – 1st prize at the “Lira de Aur“ national competition, Suceava, România
– ”CIPRIAN PORUMBESCU” Special Prize at the “Lira de Aur“ national competition, Suceava, România
– 3rd prize at the national Olympics, Timisoara, Romania
2016 – 1st prize - „Forte Piano” Festival, Iasi Romania
– Special Prize for his performance - „Forte Piano” Festival, Iasi Romania
– 1st prize at the national Olympics, Bucharest, Romania
– 1st prize at the national Olympics, regional selection, Suceava, România
2015 –1st prize - „Forte Piano” Festival, Iasi, Romania
– 1st prize at the national Olympics, Suceava, România
– 1st prize at the national Olympics, regional selection, Bacău, România
2014 – Excelency Diploma at the „Prietenii Muzicii / PRO PIANO – ROMANIA ” Festival, Iasi, Romania.
– 1st prize at the „Piano Artls” national competition, Iaşi, Romania.
– Trophy „Piano ArtIs“ at the „Piano Artls” national competition, Iaşi, Romania.
– Special prize offered by the “George Enescu” University of Music at the „Piano Artls” national competition, Iaşi, Romania.
- 1st prize at the national Olympics, regional selection, Galaţi, România.
2013 – Grand Prize of his category at the „Prietenii Muzicii / PRO PIANO – ROMANIA ” Festival, Iaşi, Romania.
– 1st prize at the „Carl Czerny” competition, Piatra Neamţ, Romania.
– Special prize at the „Carl Czerny”competition Piatra Neamţ, Romania.
– 1st prize at the „Piano Artls” piano competition, Iaşi, România.
– 1st prize at the national Olympics, regional selection, Piatra Neamţ, Romania.
– 2nd prize at the national Olympics, Cluj –Napoca, Romania.
2012 – 1st prize at the ”Carl Czerny” competition, Piatra Neamţ, România.
– Excelency Diploma at the „Prietenii Muzicii / PRO PIANO – ROMANIA ” Festival, Iasi, Romania.
– Grand Prize of his category at the „Prietenii Muzicii / PRO PIANO – ROMANIA ” Festival, Iaşi, Romania.
– 1st prize at the national Olympics, regional selection, Botoşani, Romania.
– 2nd prize at the national Olympics, Ploiesti, Romania.
– 1st prize at the „Piano Artls” national competition, Iași, Romania.
– 1st prize at the national Olympics, regional selection, Iaşi, Romania.
2011 – Excelency Diploma at the „Prietenii Muzicii / PRO PIANO – ROMANIA ” Festival, Cluj -Napoca, Romania.
– 1st prize at the „Piano Artls” national competition, Iași, Romania.
– 2nd prize at the national Olympics, Timișoara, Romania.

Events
- 2017 – Piano Workshop at the ” Dimitrie Cuclin ” Music School, Galați , România
- 2016 – 29 nov. ”Happy birthday, ROMANIA!” - Piano Recital at the ”Henri Coandă” Hall, Palace of Culture, Iasi
- 2015 – 29 septembrie 2015 recital la emisiunea TV , ’’Clubul Tânărului Orfeu ’’ , Bucureşti , România
- 2015 – 20 septembrie 2015 he participated in the concert of the best pianists from Music Schools of Romania, in the Festival Square of the International "George Enescu" Festival, Bucharest, Romania
- 2015 – Concert with the Botosani Philarmonic Orchestra, conductor George Hariton, Dimitri Kabalevski's concerto no.3 in d major
- 2015 – Concert ”Young Talents” organized by Radio Iasi
- 2014 – Concert with the “ Octav Băncilă” Highschool of Music, Iaşi, conductor: prof. Ciprian Ion
- 2014 – Concert ”Young Talents” organized by Radio Iasi
- 2014 – Concert with the Botosani Philarmonic Orchestra, conductor Florin Totan, Johann Sebastian Bach's concerto in f-minor, BWV 1056.
- 2014 – Charity Concert “Sounds of Joy” organized by Crom Art and Save The Children at the Student Cultural Center of Iasi alongside pianist Bogdan Ota.
- 2014 – Recital „Prelude of Glory” at the „ Remember Enescu„ Festival organized by the „ Remember Enescu” cultural foundation and the „Vasile Parvan” Museum at the „Marcel Guguianu” pavilion of Barlad
- 2014 – Recital „Fie de Poveste” at the Festival for Culture, Iasi, Romania
- 2014 – Recital at the USA Embassy of Malta.
- 2013 – Recital with his colleagues Sofia Sălăjan and Călin Calfa - ”Give a piano a life”, held at the Unification Museum of Iasi, by prof. Dr.Roxana Ota, special guest: BOGDAN OTA . Through this project, they have gathered enough money to rebuild the 80 year old Bluthner from their classroom at the "Octav Bancila" Arts School.
- 2013 – 28 september 2013 he participated in the concert of the best pianists from Music Schools of Romania, in the Festival Square of the International "George Enescu" Festival, Bucharest, Romania

- 2013 – At the invitation of Bogdan Ota, he played in the ”Art for the Soul” concert, organized by the Cultural Association ”Bogdan Ota” – Cluj Napoca - Grand Hall of the Bábes Bolyai University, for the support of the „SF. Nectarie” palliative center, Cluj-Napoca.
- 2013 – Recital at the Unification Museum of Iasi, ”Make a gift for Christmas” for the support of the „Sf.Andrei” children's shelter Iasi
- 2013 – At the invitation of Bogdan Ota, he played in the ”Art for the Soul” concert, organized by the Cultural Association ”Bogdan Ota” – Cluj Napoca at the Mihai Eminescu” theater of Botosani
- 2012 – Recital at the „Remember Enescu” Festival, Iasi, Romania
- 2012 – Christmas recital at the Main Library of the University of Iasi,
- 2011 – Recital at the „George Enescu” International Festival in Bucharest, Romania

Repertoire
F. Liszt – N. Paganini - Etude nr.6 in A minor
L. v. Beethoven - Sonata op.22 , nr.11 in B flat major
F. Liszt – C. Gounod – Waltz from the Faust opera