Relu Balkan

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Biography

Classically trained at the Dinu Lipatti Music college, Relu became interested in traditional Romanian music at the age of 17. During that period he passionately studied folklore from the Romanian regions of Oltenia, Moldova and Transylvania.

Relu's passion for folklore music is not limited to the Romanian or Gypsy genres. He also became well versed in the folklore of other nations such as Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Middle Eastern Countries, Greece and Armenia.