Valentin Șerban is the winner of the grand prize in the Violin final of the 2020/2021 George Enescu International Competition, with a performance of Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47 that brought the public to a standing ovation at the Romanian Athenaeum.
Valentin Șerban previously graduated with bachelor’s studies at the Transilvania University in Brașov and attended his master’s studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, under the guidance of Silvia Marcovici. He has performed in Romania, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. He has been a member of the Les Dissonances Orchestra in Paris since 2018 and a guest concertmaster of the Romanian Youth Orchestra.
He began studying the violin by the age of seven in his hometown (Brașov, Romania). During his early musical development Valentin Șerban progressed in his studies through lessons and masterclasses from violinists such as Valeriu Rogacev, Daniel Podlovschi, Maestro Ştefan Gheorghiu, Adam Han-Gorski, Maestro Ilarion Ionescu – Galaţi, Silvia Marcovici, Leonidas Kavakos, Ivry Gitlis, David Grimal, Mihaela Martin, Adam Han-Gorski, Arlette Bonamy, Alexandru Tomescu.
He is a winner of several national and international violin competitions such as Andrea Postacchini International Competition (Italy), Mihai Jora National Competition (Romania), Ștefan Ruha International Competition (Romania), Remember Enescu International Competition (Romania).
He played in famous concert halls such as Grande Salle Pierre Boulez – Philharmonie de Paris, Konzerthaus Berlin, Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp, The Romanian Atheneum, Opéra de Dijon, Le Volcan in Le Havre etc. and he shared the stage with renowned musicians such as Alina Pogotskina, Alissa Margulis, Alexander Buzlov, Konstantin Heidrich, Claudio Bohorquez, Viviane Hagner, Diana Ketler, Razvan Popovici, Aimo Pagin, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Philippe Graffin, Marius Ungureanu.