Ioana Cristina Goicea
Violinist

Winner of the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Ioana Cristina Goicea has been awarded 1st Prize in the 2017 edition of the renowned Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Cristina says thank you to the country of New Zealand for such a warm welcome, to Lady Christine and Sir Michael Hill and the entire organisation team of the Michael Hill Competition and not least to the competitors and collaborating musicians who made this event such a wonderful and intense musical experience!

"A new musical star is born"

"It was clear from the passionate fiery first cadenza the Romanian violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea was the winner of this year’s Michael Hill International Violin Competition. [...] This was brave showmanship and revealed a new star in the musical firmament.

National Business Review, Auckland (NZL)