ALEXANDRU ARCUȘ 

Alexandru Arcus este originar din republica Moldova

Nascut in 1986 la Cricova, langa Chisinau, Alexandru Arcus a luat contact cu muzica inca de la varsta de opt ani, cand a inceput studiul saxofonului la Scoala de Muzica si Arte din orasul natal. Un an mai tarziu s-a transferat la Liceul „Ciprian Porumbescu” din Chisinau, pe care l-a absolvit in 2006. A avut privilegiul sa devina membru al grupurilor de etno-jazz „Trigon” si Alex Calncea Band inca de la varsta de 21 de ani. A descoperit fascinanta lume a folclorului in timpul studiilor sale universitare de fluier si Akai EWI.

Improvizatiile sale se disting printr-o paleta coloristica foarte larga, care imbina folclorul si jazz-ul. Alaturi de formatia „Trigon” in colaborare cu grupurile „The Shin” (Georgia) si „Valts Puce” (Letonia), a luat parte la proiectul „Portul Culturilor”. In colaborare cu Mark Alban Lotz (Germania / Olanda) si Paul Pallessen (Olanda) a facut parte din cvartetul si octetul „Moldova Calls”. Alexandru a concertat in numeroase tari intre care Spania, Portugalia, Rusia, Belgia, Austria, Elvetia, Germania, Ucraina, Olanda, Romania.

 

 

Alexandru Arcus was born in the Moldova Republic

Born in 1986 in Cricova, close to Chisinau, Alexandru Arcus was exposed to music at the early age of eight when he started to study saxophone at the “School of Music and Arts” from his small town, Cricova. One year later he moved to Chisinau where he graduated in 2006 from “Cipian Porumbescu” conservatoire. He had the privilege to become a member of the “Trigon” and “Alex Calncea Band” ethno-jazz groups at the age od 21. Studying casical and jazz saxophone in school and conservatory, he discovered the fantastic world of folklore. Besides saxophone, he plays flute, Bulgariand and Moldavian kaval, fluier, Akai EWI. In his improvisations you can hear a large range of colours, mixing folklore and jazz. Withe “Trigon” group, in collaboratin with “The Shin” (Georgia), and “Valts Puce” groups (Latvia) he took part in the “Port of Cultures” project.

Together with Mark Alban Lotz (Germany / Holland) and Paul Pallessen (Holland) he took part in the project organised by the “Moldova Calls” quartet and octet. Alexandru performed in various countries, among wich Spain, Portugal, Russia, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Ukraine, Netherlands, Romania.

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