Artist Profiles: Anatol Stefanet

Anatol Stefanet

Anatol Stefanet was born on January 23, 1956 in Grinăuți, Rîșcani, Moldova. He began his career as a folk musician (viola) at the age of 12. Later he joined the most outstanding folk music orchestra in the country, Lautarii, and toured round Europe, South America and the US. He played with Gheorghe Zamfir in his tour of Germany and Romania. A couple of years later he founded Trigon jazz-folk trio. Stefanet has worked as director of a folk music orchestra and also as a jazz musician.

In 1996 he participated in the Black Sea Orchestra project with Okay Temiz, Enver Izmailov, Alex Alexandrov, Floros Floridis, Zurab Gognidze, Ivo Papazov, and Harry Tavityan (Istanbul, Turkey).

As a leader of folk orchestra he recorded 4 CDs in France and Estonia. One of his solo CDs “Anatol Stefanet – bratsch solo” was marked by French press by “SHOCK in Musique du Monde” in 1999, 2002, 2006 years.

Founder of ethnojazz band Trigon, they released 8 CDs in France, Germany, Russia, Romania, Moldova, Belgium, Greece. He was a member of Okay Temiz’s Black Sea Orchestra and played in Berlin Experimenti orchestra conducted by Bardo Henning and Sea Zone trio (Enver Izmailov, Anatol Stefanet, Vali Boghean).


The Moldovan Wedding in Jazz (Silex, 1994)
Oglinda (Jaro, 1998)
Black Sea Project (Lyra, 1998)
Bratsch ‎(Cinq Planètes, 1998)
Free-gone (Boheme Music, 2000)
The voice of my earth (Green Records, 2001)
Autumn visit (PoliDisc Records, 2003)
Seven steps (MAVR Company, 2005)
Live Viljandi Folk Festival (2005)
Opt-i-mistic (2011)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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