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Born in 1980 in Kishinev, Moldova, the talented Alexandru Sura started studing piano at the ‘V. Poleacov’ school of music. Two years later he entered the cimbalom class at Ciprian Porumbescu High School. Since the age of 12, Alexandru has consistently won the top prize in various national and international competitions. At about this time he began to play with some of the most professional and prestigious orchestras in Romania and Moldova including the academic orchestras ‘JOC’ and ‘LAUTARII’. Since having embarked upon his solo career he has given many concerts and recitals in concert halls such as the National Philharmonic(Moldova), Place des Arts(Canada) and has toured extensively including appearances in Canada,USA, Romania, Austria, Russia, Germany, Belarus, Israel, France, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Estonia, and Turkey. Recently, Alexandru played a series of concerts with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.
Alexandru has an impetus interpretive technique, and a sound with a rare finesse. He is emotional in everything he does, but instills this emotion in a plain musical message for his audience. He is true and persuasive, always winning over the public with the expressiveness of his interpretation. His repertoire is quite rich and varied, ranging from traditional music, folk performances, pre-classical and classical music to the creations of composers of the 20th century.


Professional experience

2023 National Chamber Orchestra Chisinau, Moldova

2022 Rimousky Symphonic Orchestra

2022 Drummondville Symphonic Orchestra

2020 Festival de Lanaudière

2019-2020 Paganini Cymbalumesque 10 concerts in Montreal

2018 King of the cimbalom Place des Arts Montreal, Canada

2018 10 concerts with Canadian Opera Company, Toronto

2016 Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra, Poland
2016 New Generation Chamber Orchestra, Montreal
2016 National Chamber Orchestra, Chisinau Moldova

2014 «Toronto Summer Music Festival» Toronto
2013 «Nosferatu Vampire», Places des Arts Montreal
2013 «Maria Tănase» Music Festival Craiova, Romania
2013 Alexandru recorded cimbalom for movie “Un Nuage Dans Un Verre D’Eau’’Montreal             

2012 CD recording with Nouvel ensemble moderne from Montreal
2012-2014 «Kleztory» Montreal
2012 Special guest with «New Generation Orchestra», Montreal
2011 Alexandru recorded cimbalom for movie “Amsterdam” Montreal
2011 «Toronto Summer Music Festival» Toronto
2011 «Orchestre Symphonique des Musiciens du Monde»
2010 «La Fete de la Musique», Mont-Tremblant
2009 « Michel Donato trio » Jazz Music Festival Montreal, Canada
2008 « Trigon » Jazz Music Festival Montreal, Canada
2008 MMM (Musique Multi Montréal)
2006-2008 Cimbalom teacher Art State University Chișinău ,Moldova. 2003-2004 «Doina Moldovei» Chișinău, Moldova.
2001-2003 Cimbalom Show on the Cruise ship, Europe, Latin America

1999-2001 «Lăutarii» Chișinău , Moldova.
1995-2000 National Academic Ensemble of Traditional Dance and Music« JOC » Chișinău , Moldova.

Competitions and awards

2023 Alexandru received the honorific title of Master in Art from President of Moldova Maia Sandu.

2006 First prize “Mamaia 2006” Constanța, Romania.
2006 Third prize “The cup of north“ Cerepoveț, Russia.
2005 First prize “Maria Tănase” Craiova, Romania.
2000 Golden medal “First Delphic Games” Moscow, Russia.
1999 Laureate of the Municipality Award for Youth in Literature and Art fields for1998 year,Chisinau Moldova

1998 First prize “ Invită orchestra Folclor”,Chișinău Moldova.

1998 First prize “Barbu Lautaru” Chișinău, Moldova.
1998 First prize “George Georgescu” Tulcea, Romania.

1995 First prize “Constantin Brailoiu” Brașov, Romania.

1993 First prize “Ștefan Neaga” Chișinău, Moldova.


2010— 2014 University of Montreal,Writing Music BA, Montreal Canada 

2005 Art State University,Bachelor in music, Chisinau Moldova

1990— 1999 Music Republican High-School “Ciprian Porumbescu”, Chisinau Moldova

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