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Trio Transilvania: Viorela Elena FILIMON (Ro), Marian Grigore BĂLAN (Ro), Ani GAYDAROVA (Bg)

Ani GAYDAROVA (b. 1989) began her musical studies in her hometown of Rousse, Bulgaria pursuing her bachelor degree in Solo Guitar and Academic Choir Conducting with Univ. Conf. PhD. Constantin Andrei and Univ. Conf. PhD. Ciprian Para at the “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca. Amongst her achievements and distinctions we mention First Prize at the International Quitar Competition - Gotze Delchev (Bulgaria, 2002), First Prize at International Competition – Kiustendel (Bulgaria, 2005), Third Prize at International Private Quitar Competition in Sofia (Bulgaria,2009).Also over the years she conducted the ”Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Musics Choir.

Marian Grigore BĂLAN (b. 1988) started his musical training in Bistrița continuing with classical guitar in Cluj-Napoca at the ”Sigismund Toduță” Music Highschool. In 2011 he graduated the “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca currently doing his Master in classical guitar. Over the years he carried intense artistic activities with groups such as Bigg Dimm’A Band, Hot Cluj of Cluj Napoca as well as solo.

Viorela Elena FILIMON (b.1987) attedned and graduated the ”Alba-Iulia Music and Arts Highschool” later graduating the “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca. She gained professional experience by working with teachers such as Marko Feri, Dimitar Doychinov, Susana Prieto, Alexis Muzurakis, Yaron Hassan, Mir Ali and as an Erasmus student at the Fachhochschule – Institut fur Music in Osnabruck. The trio started their activity two years ago with PhD. Ștefan Trifan as students at ”Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca. During this time they have also attended master classes with Adrian Mantu, Ladislau Csendes, Reinbert Evers, Sung Jin Kim having the opportunity to polish their repertoire which varies stylistically from The Renaissance to Contemporary. In 2011 they have won Second Prize at the XI edition of the Transilvania International Guitar Festival winning First Prize the following year.