Well-known Moldovan light, folk music singer marks birthday
16:45 | 10.10.2022 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 10 October /MOLDPRES/ - A well-known light and folk music singer, People’s Artist Olga Ciolacu marks her birthday today.
Olga Ciolacu was born in the Lozova village, Straseni district, on 10 October 1949. In 1967, she finished the secondary school No 1 from Chisinau and afterwards Ciolacu studied the stage management at the Gavriil Musicescu Arts Institute from Chisinau. Following the graduation in 1971, she worked as artistic director of the Community Centre from Hancesti. At the same time, Ciolacu worked as soloist at the Ritm vocal and instrumental ensemble and then in the Andries ensemble of folk songs and dances. She made tours to folk festivals from Finland and Sweden.
Starting from October 1973 till August 1977, Olga Ciolacu was employed at the Chisinau-based Television as assistant producer; simultaneously, she continued to sing at the Tinerețea (Youth) folk music band from the Youth Republican Centre from Chisinau. In 1977, Ciolacu is soloist and vocalist of the Gypsy band of song and dances, led by Boris Filipciuc. In 1980-82, she is soloist of the Fluieras folk music orchestra, led by Serghei Lunchevici.
In 1982, Olga Ciolacu was employed as soloist and vocalist of the Orchestra of the Chisinau Radio and Television, where she worked during 22 years. During this time, she launched more than 300 songs by numerous Moldovan composers.
In 1989, Olga Ciolacu founded the Dacii (The Dacians) vocal and instrumental ensemble and launched a string of civic songs, which, through their message, awakened the national conscience of the Bessarabian Romanians.
On 15 July 1994, Olga Ciolacu founded the first Variety Theatre from Moldova. More disciples of the singer started their carrier here. She edited 12 audio cassettes, seven DVDs and eight CDs of light, folk music, as well as sentimental songs.
In 1988, singer Olga Ciolacu was awarded the honorific title of merited Artist of the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic, in 1993 – the Civic Merit Medal, in 1999 – the Labour Glory Order, in 2009 – the honorific title of People’s Artist of Moldova and in 2018 – the Order of the Republic.