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A taste of musical tradition from Moldova – Lăutar

In Moldova’s national final, held on 11 March, Pasha Parfeny won the honour of representing his home country in the 57th Eurovision Song Contest with the song Lăutar, composed by himself and Alex Brashovean, with lyrics by Pasha Parfeny. The 25-year-old singer had participated in national finals before, in 2009 as the lead singer of the band SunStroke Project (Run Away, Moldova 2010), and in 2010 as a soloist.

Lăutar is Moldova’s 8th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, and it will be performed in the 1st semi-final on 22nd May, at starting position #17.

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In Moldova’s national final, held on 11 March, Pasha Parfeny won the honour of representing his home country in the 57th Eurovision Song Contest with the song Lăutar, composed by himself and Alex Brashovean, with lyrics by Pasha Parfeny. The 25-year-old singer had participated in national finals before, in 2009 as the lead singer of the band SunStroke Project (Run Away, Moldova 2010), and in 2010 as a soloist.

Lăutar is Moldova’s 8th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, and it will be performed in the 1st semi-final on 22nd May, at starting position #17.

Check out the video clip:

About Pasha Parfeny

Pasha Parfeny’s real name is Pavel Parfeny. The artist has a big musical experience behind him. He participated in different national and international festivals where he almost always took first place. In his country, he is known as Pasha Parfeny or simply Pasha.

Pasha Parfeny was born on May 30th, 1986 in Moldova. Music has always played an important role in his life. Pasha’s parents who are both musicians have always supported his musical career. Pasha’s mother was a piano teacher at the music school of
the city of Orhei. His father was a singer and guitarist.

Pasha Parfeny started his musical career at the age of seven, studying classical piano at the music school. In 2002 he entered Tiraspol Music College where he gained a lot of experience as a vocalist. Later on, in 2006, Pasha Parfeny continued his musical studies at the State Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts where he tried himself as a composer.

Pasha is also known as a former member of the band Sunstroke Project. 2009 the band with Pasha Parfeny as the vocalist participated in the Moldovan Eurovision qualifying contest where they came third with their song No Crime. In late autumn 2010, Pasha’s contract expired and he left the band. In 2010, the singer participated in the Moldovan national selection with his song You Should Like and finished second.

Pasha Parfeny is the owner of some musical prizes and awards. Already in 2003, he was awarded Grand Prix at the competition Voices Of Transnistria. In 2007, Pasha Parfeny got the first place in the festivals Duet Of The Year and Silver Lantrei in Bulgaria. In 2009, the artist took part in the International Festival of pop music George Grigoriu where he won another Grand Prize. In the same year, Pasha Parfeny participated in Mamaia Contest in Romania where he got the first place in the creation section with Andrew Tudor’s song You Do Not See The Sky. And last but not least, the singer is a winner of the International Music Festival Slavianski Bazar in Vitebsk in 2009.

For more information on Pasha Parfeny please visit www.eurovision.tv

 

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