some words about Sergiu
ONE OF MOST BRILLIANT ACCORDIONISTS IN CANADA TODAY
…Since performed at numerous festivals and concert series in Quebec, and were selected to receive the 2007 Radio-Canada Étoiles Galaxie award. In 2008/09, Sergiu Popa was the ‘artist-in-residence’ of the Circuit 514, a partnership between CBC Radio 2, the Place des Arts, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal, Montréal Arts Interculturels, Musique Multi-Montréal and Vision Diversité.Sergiu was born in 1981, in Chisinau, Moldova.
ÉTOILES GALAXIE AWARD
He had completed his studies at Stefan Neaga music college as well as two years of studies at the Conservatory of Moldova before emigrating to Canada in 2002. Since a young age, he also simultaneously studied traditional folk and Roma (Gypsy) styles with his father, Ion Popa, himself a well-recognized accordionist in Moldova. Over many years of playing alongside his father at weddings, he became familiar with Jewish, Turkish, Russian, Serbian and Bulgarian styles as well. Despite his young age, he is quickly establishing a reputation as one of most brilliant accordionists in Canada today. He has founded the Sergiu Popa Ensemble, a group which was discovered by Musique Multi-Montréal, a reputable world music agency, in 2006.
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