Well-known folk singer of Moldova commemorated 18 years after departure
22:50 | 08.04.2021 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 8 April /MOLDPRES/ - A well-known folk music singer, People’s Artist, knight of the Order of the Republic, laureate of the State Prize Nicolae Sulac was commemorated 18 years after his departure today.
On this occasion, artists, stage colleagues, friends, admirers of the departed singer laid flowers at his grave at the Central Orthodox Cemetery on the Armeneasca Street from Chisinau.
Contacted by MOLDPRES, the conductor of the Lautarii Folk Music Orchestra, Nicolae Botgros, said that Nicolae Sulac had been as an icon of Moldova’s folk song. ‘’We, all artists followed the traces of his songs. He remained in the soul of the people forever, as a living legend of the folk song and he will never be forgotten. Nicolae Sulac is always in our souls and will live many years. We miss him very much,’’ Botgros said.
Nicolae Sulac was born in the Sadac village, Cahul county, presently Cantemir district, on 9 September 1936. He was soloist of the Doina Choral Chapel in 1959-1960, in the Orchestra of the Chisinau Movie Theatre (1960-1961), in the folk music orchestras Mugurel, Lautarii of the Chisinau-based Philharmonic. In 1964, Sulac was awarded the honorific title of Merited Artist and in 1967 – People’s Artist. In 1982, Nicolae Sulac was awarded the State Prize and in 1996 – Order of the Republic. He died on 8 April 2003.