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Recently awarded The Willem Mengelberg Scholarship from the Concertgebouworkest foundation Amsterdam, Florin Mantale is described as “one the most promising Romanian Pianist of his generation” (Viniciu Moroianu). Concomitant, Florin Mantale graduated in 2021 also his master studies at Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the exceptional guidance of Naum Grubert where he was awarded Jacques Vonk Fonds Amsterdam Scholarship for exceptional level.
Born and raised in Roman and later Iasi, Romanian pianist Florin Mantale leads an active international music career as a soloist, mastering a large variety of repertoire with a “unique expressiveness ” (Naum Grubert). He performed across Europe in various important venues such as Muziekgebouw Eindhoven ( The Netherlands), Romanian Atheneum (Romania), BOZAR (Belgium), Bulgaria Concert Hall ( Bulgaria) and in Italy, Serbia, Spain, Scotland, England.
Florin received various awards, such as The Public Prize during the Final of International Vriendcultuurprijs in Tilburg, (The Netherlands), The Public Prize during Maastricht Music Award 2019, finalist at Windsor International Piano Competition in UK 2019, 1st Prize during The National Olympics for piano 2015, 1st Prize at The International Festival of Hungarian Music in Bucharest 2014 (Romania), Jury’s Prize during The 3rd Jenö Takács International Piano Competition in Oberschützen (Austria) 2014 and Béla Bartók Prize during the 7th Liszt-Bartók-Ligeti International Piano Competition in Sofia (Bulgaria) 2013.
Florin Mantale had his debut with Romanian Ion Dumitrescu Philharmonic orchestra in 2017 performing Mozart’s 9th Piano Concerto in E flat Major under the baton of Florin Totan as Grand Prize Winner of Irina Satchi Piano Competition in 2013 Rm. Valcea, Romania. 2014 brought Florin Mantale 1st Prize at Dinu Lipatti International Competition Bucharest – piano, 1st Prize at National Music Olympics piano and Distinction Student of the year 2014 among all profiles and best high schools in Iasi by Romanian Inspectorate for Education.