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Folklorika Ensemble
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Folklorika Ensemble Made up of eight exceptional players, with rich experience in the traditional music, stored up through the collaboration under the baton of some of the greatest conductors of the Romanian folk genre musicians like: C.Arvinte, G.Sarbu, P.Oprea, the Folklorika Ensemble reunites today the most professional players in the field.
 
 

Folklorika Ensemble Due to their extraordinary qualities, they are chosen to participate in tours of great extent outside Romania's borders, accompanying renowned soloists of the genre like G.Zamfir, S.Bucur, etc, also playing within some international festivals: Agrigento-Italy, Montreaux-Switzerland, Dronauter-Belgium etc. Folkorika ensemble tackles with great attention the works it interprets, and the orchestrations and arrangements of the pieces for the concert form are made so they don't affect in any way the folkloric spirit of the origin area.

Adrian Petrescu - conductor and soloist

Adrian Petrescu & Folklorika Ensemble He is the only player that reunites with success all music genres-symphonic, folk, jazz-first oboist of the George Enescu Philharmonic, exceptional player, he is graduate of the Music High School in Brasov,-oboe section-and of the Conservatory in Iasi. At the Norfolk&Norwich festival in England (1997) he played with pianist and organist Nicolae Licaret, in a recital with an original program-"Romanian traditional music", using a big range of the various Romanian instruments. Whithin the Folklorica Ensemble, Adrian Petrescu activates as conductor and soloist.

Marian Alexandru - violin Concert master
Graduate of the "Dinu Lipatti" Music High School in Bucharest. Between 1984 and 1987 he was member of the "Tinerimea romana" Ensemble. Since 1987 soloiste of the "Ciocarlia" Ensemble. Having a rich experience in approaching the folkloric repertoire he was also member of the "Stefan Bucur" Band, and of Gheorge Zamfir's. He recorded a double album of old traditional music. He participated in tours in Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, the Arabian Emirates, Switzerland, Kuwait, Belgium, England, etc. Whithin the Folklorika Ensemble, he is concert master and soloist.

Pancirel Constandache - trumpet
Graduate of the Music High School in Iasi. Since 1983 he is soloist of the "Ciocarlia" Ensemble. He was member of the "Stefan Bucur" Band, and also of Gheorghe Zamfir's. He played in halls such as: Victoria Hall (Switzerland), Belgium, U.S.A, France, Austria etc. He is player of the Folklorika Ensemble-soloist.

Vasile Alexandru - clarinette
Graduate og the "Dinu Lipatti" Music High School in Bucharest. Between 1986 and 2001 he was member of the "Tinerimea Romana"Ensemble. He is collaborator of the "Ciocarlia" Ensemble. He participated in tours in France, Holland, Belgium, Portugal. He is player of the Folklorika Ensemble-soloist.

Stefan Radu - cemballo
He is graduate of the "Dinu Lipatti" Music High School in Bucharest. He is member of the "Ciocarlia" Ensemble since 1989, and within the Folklorika Ensemble he is soloist. He participated in tours in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Kuwait.

Constantin Nechita - double bass
He is graduate of the "George Enescu" Art High School in Bucharest. Since 1981 he was member of the "Grigore Preoteasa" Student's Ensemble. Between 1988 and 1992 he was member of the "Tinerimea Romana" Ensemble. He is member of the "Doina Armatei" Ensemble since 1992, and of the Folklorika Ensemble. He participated in tours in Canada, Japan, South Korea, Greece, Belgium.

Gheorghe Dumitru - panpipes
Graduate of the "George Enescu" Art High School in Bucharest, class of the prof. Cornel Pana. Since 1980 he collaborated with the folk ensembles "Doina Studentilor", "Rapsodia Romana", "Ciocarlia", and in 1986 he met Stefan Bucur, since then permanently collaborating with his band, traveling across Europe. In Paris, Munich and Vienna, he shares the stage with his idol: Gheorghe Zamfir. In Switzerland at Temple du Bas-Neuchatel, where the band is regularly invited he plays accompanied on the organ by the famous musicologist Marcel Cellier. In the Folklorika Ensemble he is soloist.

Nicolae Neagu - accordion
He is graduate of the Popular Art School in Bucharest. Between 1980 and 1992 he was soloist of the "Rapsodia Romana" Ensemble, and between 1992 and 1995 he was member of the "Radu Simion" Band. Since 1996 he is soloist of the "Ciocarlia" Ensemble. He is also soloist player of the "Folklorika" Ensemble-soloist. He had tours in Thailand, Japan, Germany, France, Norway, Greece, Italy.

 


 

 

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