|Birth name||Gheorghe Zamfir|
|Born||April 6, 1941 |
|Genre(s)||Romanian folk music|
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|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Music teacher|
Gheorghe Zamfir (pronounced [ˈge̯orge zamˈfir] in Romanian; born April 6, 1941) is a Romanian pan flute musician who has received 120 golden and platinum disc awards and sold over 40 million albums . Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Găeşti is a town in Dâmboviţa county Romania with a population of 16598 Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Romania is a European country whose population consists mainly (approx An instrumental is a Musical composition or recording without Lyrics or any other sort of Vocal music; all of the Music is produced by Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The pan flute or pan pipe (also known as panflute or panpipes) is an ancient Musical instrument based on the principle of the Closed Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The pan flute or pan pipe (also known as panflute or panpipes) is an ancient Musical instrument based on the principle of the Closed He is widely known as "Zamfir, Master of the Pan Flute".
Zamfir is known for playing an expanded version of the traditional Romanian-style pan flute ("nai") of 20 pipes to 22, 25, 28 and 30 pipes to increase its range, and obtaining as many as nine tones from each pipe by changing the embouchure. The ney ( Persian: نی; Arabic: ناي; also nai, nye, nay, The embouchure is the use of facial muscles and the shaping of the lips to the Mouthpiece of a Wind instrument.
Zamfir came to the public eye when he was "discovered" by Swiss ethnomusicologist Marcel Cellier who extensively researched Romanian folk music in the 1960s. This article is about the concept For the society and academic journal see Society for Ethnomusicology. Marcel Cellier (b 29101925 is a Swiss Organist, Ethnomusicologist and music producer Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Largely through television commercials where he was billed as "Zamfir, Master of the Pan Flute", he introduced the folk instrument to a modern audience and revived it from obscurity. A television advertisement or television commercial (often just commercial or advert (US or ad (UK is a span of television programming produced In the United States his commercials were widely seen on CNN in the 1980s.
Zamfir currently resides and teaches pan flute in Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest ( Romanian: Bucureşti) is the Capital city, industrial and commercial centre of Romania. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania
One of his most notable contributions was to the soundtrack for the classic Australian film Picnic at Hanging Rock. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian Mystery Film directed by Peter Weir, adapted from the novel of the same name. His music has also been heard on the soundtracks of many Hollywood movies. He was asked by Ennio Morricone to perform the pieces "Childhood Memories" and "Cockeye's Song" for the soundtrack of Sergio Leone's classic 1984 gangster film Once Upon A Time In America, his music is heard throughout the 1984 film The Karate Kid, and his song "The Lonely Shepherd", penned by James Last and recorded with the James Last Orchestra, is featured in Quentin Tarantino's film Kill Bill Vol. 1. Ennio Morricone OMRI (born November 10, 1928) is an acclaimed Italian Academy Award -winning composer Sergio Leone ( January 3, 1929 &ndash April 30, 1989) was an Italian Film director. Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title C'era una volta in America) is a 1984 Crime film directed by Sergio Leone The Karate Kid is a 1984 Film directed by Phillip Ali, and starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue James Last (born Hans Last on April 17, 1929 in Bremen) is a German composer and Big band leader The James Last Orchestra is a German Big-band orchestra with strings Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and Kill Bill is the fourth film by Writer - director Quentin Tarantino.
Zamfir has written an instructional book, Traitė Du Naï Roumain: méthode de flûte de pan, Paris: Chappell S. A. , 1975, ISBN 88-8291-286-8, and an autobiography Binecuvântare şi blestem ("Blessing & Curses"), Arad: Mirador, 2000, ISBN 973-9284-56-6.
Zamfir was born April 6, 1941, in Găeşti, Romania. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Găeşti is a town in Dâmboviţa county Romania with a population of 16598 Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Although initially interested in becoming an accordionist, at the age of 14 he began his pan flute studies. He continued his education at the Bucharest Academy of Music where he was a student of Fanica Luca at the Conservatory of Bucharest (1968). Fănică Luca (born Ştefan Luca Iordache; 5 April 1894 - 26 October 1968) was a Romanian musician and a Pan pipe The National University of Music Bucharest (Universitatea Naţională de Muzică Bucureşti UNMB is a University -level school of music located in Bucharest