lördag 26 mars 2016

Catalin Vlad played like a hurricane in Romania got talent

As a 15-year-old Catalin Vlad dreamed about participating in a talent show on the Romanian television. Almost 15 years later, his dream came true when he stepped up on stage with his guitar and performed a breathtaking version of the song O Fortuna (Carmina Burana) by Carl Orff in Romania got talent (Romanii au talent) 

Catalin Vlad from Romania has studied at various music schools and has recently graduated in classical guitar at the University of Bucharest. He works as a music teacher and plays guitar in the band Trupa The Jacks. When I heard Catalin Vlads and the cellist Stefanica Gheorghes excellent instrumental interpretation of the song Ederlezi by Goran Bregovic, I asked them if I could use it as background music to a slideshow about Roma people in Romania that I was working on. After they had seen my photos they accepted. You can watch the slideshow and listen to some really good music at the end of the article. 

When Catalin was interviewed before his performance in Romanii au talent he was convinced that he would succeed in winning both the jury and the audience appreciation. But the jury and the audience not only liked his performance, they became completely enchanted by his beautiful, poignant and powerful guitar playing, Catalins performance was a huge success and the jury and the audience was noticeably taken by his performance and he received a standing ovation. Andi Moisescu who sat in the jury said.
- You came in and played like a hurricane and made us breathless.

You can see the clip with Catalin from Romanii au talent here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ss52K1_Z8

Text and Photo: Mikael Good

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