Pupils and students from the music and visual arts high schools and universities in the country, young people from low-income families, aged from 14 to 24. In 2017, 36 young artists were selected as Young Talents scholars, following a national selection carried out by a jury of prestigious art and culture people.
Main activities for the young artists
The development plan and the artistic portfolio of each scholar are designed so as to organise and prioritise their goals and to teach them how to appear before the public.
The promotion of young people consisted of a series of 16 events, recitals and exhibitions. Their purpose is to present the young scholars to the public and to highlight their qualities and performances.
Intergenerational mentoring and personal development workshops. They represent the unique feature that gives the scholars the chance to learn from established personalities of the artistic and cultural life through discussion sessions and creative workshops. In 2017, the mentoring sessions were given by: Corina Șuteu – cultural consultant, Raluca Pantiș – colour and material designer – Groupe Renault, Costantin Adrian Grigore – conductor, Teodor Ilincăi – tenor, Mihaela Anica – flutist, Diana Marincu – art critic and curator, Lea Raszovsky – visual artist, Cristina Stoenescu – art curator, Adriana Oprea – art curator, Ana Neagoe – visual artist and curator at Elite Art Gallery, Iulian Ochescu – pianist, Remus Azoiței – violinist, Alexandra Dariescu – pianist, Rafael Butaru – violinist.
The creative camp attended by the scholars from all over the country and by the most valuable alumni was an opportunity to carry out interdisciplinary projects and to unite the group.
The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation Orchestra performed on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum with the occasion of the Royal Charitable Concert, prepared and conducted by Maestro Tiberiu Soare, and accompanied by Teodor Ilincăi – tenor, Remus Azoiței – violinist and Alexandra Dariescu – pianist. The event brought together an audience of over 800 people and took place in the presence of the Royal Family of Romania.
The Young Talents Gala took place at the National Theatre of Bucharest and was an event for the presentation of 2017`s scholars and for their recognition, through the diplomas awarded by Her Royal Highness Princess Maria.