2011 Seattle International Piano Competition Winners

Bogdan Dulu, Romania (2011 Professional Gold Medalist)

Born in Romania, Bogdan Dulu’s career flourished soon after his orchestral debut at the age of 12 with the Ploiesti State Philharmonic in a concert broadcast by the Romanian Radio. Since then, he has participated in competitions, including Enescu in Bucharest, Sendai in Japan, and Piano-e-Competition in Minnesota, among others. Most recently, he won the 2011 UBC Concerto Competition, thus having his Canadian orchestral debut. He has recorded for and represented the Romanian Radio at the Concertino Prague and The New Talent (Bratislava) competitions. Bogdan Dulu has performed extensively as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist in the U.S. (Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall), Canada, and Japan, as well as in Europe (Rome, Paris, Brussels, Warsaw, Bucharest, Sofia). Mr. Dulu holds a B.A. from Bucharest (2007), and a Master of Music degree (2009) from Mannes College of Music in New York City, where he studied with Irina Morozova. He has participated in masterclasses with Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode, and Stephen Hough. He is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts degree candidate at the UBC School of Music, where he studies with internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist, Jane Coop, under a four-year doctoral fellowship.

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