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Departed Moldovan cembalo player, conductor would have turned 75

17:42 | 14.10.2021 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 14 October /MOLDPRES/ - Cembalo player, conductor, university player, one of the founders of the national cembalo school Vasile Craciun would have turned 75 years today.     

According to the leadership of the Music, Theatre and Fine Arts Academy, Vasile Craciun was an active promoter of the Romanian folklore and popular instruments, the founder of the arrangement for cembalo in the area between the Prut and Dniester rivers, author of about 30 original musical works for the folk music orchestra, ensemble of cello players and violin players, protagonist of the first recital of cembalo in Moldova.

Vasile Craciun was born in the Vanatori village, central Nisporeni district, on 14 October 1946. While a pupil, in 1958 he was selected for the choreographic school under the Bolshoi Theatre from Moscow. In one year, he changed the ballet for cembalo, which he studied first at the Eugen Coca secondary music school and then at the Gavriil Musicescu Arts Institute from Chisinau (1965-1970).    

In 1967-70, Craciun was cembalo player at the Folk Music Orchestra Folclor of the Chisinau Radio and Television, conducted by Dumitru Blajinu.  

Vasile Craciun passed away in Chisinau on 16 December 2017.  


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