Trained at the sources of the Romanian piano school such as Dinu Lipatti, Clara Haskil and Radu Lupu, Dana Ciocarlie also studied in Paris with Victoria Melki at the Ecole Normale de Musique and followed the advanced training cycle of the National Conservatory of Music. Music in the classes of Dominique Merlet and Georges Pludermacher. His meeting with the German pianist Christian Zacharias will be decisive in particular to deepen Franz Schubert’s piano work.
Gifted with a quick-money temperament where generosity argues with commitment, Dana Ciocarlie has a vast repertoire, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to today’s composers. Some of them have dedicated works such as Edith Canat of Chizy, Karol Beffa, Frédéric Verrieres, Jacques Lenot, Helena Winkelman, Dan Dediu, and she is recognized as one of the major performers of Horatiu Radulescu.
His experience and talent have been awarded numerous prizes at prestigious international competitions: Grand Prize at the Robert Schumann International Competition in Zwickau, the Sandor Vegh Special Prize at the Geza Anda Competition in Zurich, the Pro Musicis International Prize, the Young Concert Artist European Auditions in Leipzig.
Laureate of several Foundations: Yvonne Lefebure, Nadia Boulanger, Gyorgy Cziffra, she is also a sought-after interpreter in the field of chamber music. Among his favorite partners are violinists Gilles Apap, Irina Muresanu, Nicolas Dautricourt, Laurent Korcia, pianists Christian Zacharias, Philippe Bianconi and Anne Quéffelec, cellists Alexander Kniazev and Marc Coppey, horn player David Guerrier, the Talich Quartets and Parisii, conductors Lawrence Foster, Yoav Talmi, Frédéric Chaslin.
Her many activities throughout the world in recital or concert with orchestra led her to the United States (Boston, New York, Los Angeles), Canada (Montreal, Lanaudière Festival), China, Philippines, Indonesia, in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Romania), in France: Cité de la Musique, Radio-France, Auditorium of the Louvre, Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau, at MIDEM from Cannes, at the Opéra de Lyon, and in various festivals: Piano to the Jacobins, Berlioz of the Côte Saint-André, The Folle Day of Nantes, Radio-France-Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron, Spring Arts of Monaco . She is the guest of the first edition in Japan of the Piano aux Jacobins festival, in June 2017 in Tokyo and Gifu.
In January 2017, it is named “Yamaha Concert Pianist“, by Yamaha Artist Service Europe.
The successive publication of her first two recordings at L’Empreinte Digitale, one devoted to Schubert’s last Piano Sonata and the other to Romanian music, has earned her rave reviews from the press, which recognizes her humility. great and does not hesitate to compare it by its musicality to Wilhelm Kempff and Clara Haskil. His latest CD, Benjamin Godard’s complete sonatas for violin and piano with Nicolas Dautricourt (March 2016) at Aparté, received a “Shock” from Classica.
Dana Ciocarlie performs regularly in concerto, recital and chamber music. On France Musique, his cycle dedicated to Robert Schumann’s works as part of Jean-Pierre Derrien’s program “L’atelier du musicien” was held continuously between 2002 and 2014. From 2017, it will continue on several years, a series of recitals “Voyage avec Schumann” as part of the International Piano Festival in Saint Ursanne (Switzerland).
Among his discography: Schubert (The Fingerprint, 1997); “Romania”, Constantinescu, Enescu, Bartok (Recommended by Classica, The Fingerprint, 2001),; “The mother tongue”: Bartok, Eötövos, Ligeti (The Fingerprint), Magnard and Lekeu with the violinist Irina Muresanu (Ar Ré-Sé / Codaex), “Debussy in mirrors” (Triton), Dvorak including the Quintet with the Psophos quartet at Ar Re-Sé / Codaex, Mendelssohn, Complete works for cello and piano with Sebastien van Kuijk (Intrada / Codaex), “Bohemia” (Janacek, Suk, Martinu, Maratka) with violinist Marianne Piketty (Integral Classic), Benjamin Godard’s Complete Violin Sonata / Piano Sonatas (Aparté, 2016) with Nicolas Dautricourt’s complete live performance of Robert Schumann’s solo piano (15 CD, s) set has been available since September 2017 and collects the plebiscite of the press.
Dana Ciocarlie is Professor at the National Conservatory of Music in Lyon and the Alfred Cortot School of Music in Paris.