Conductors of the future: Andrei Zapșa

Andrei Zapșa is one of the most talented emerging conductors in the Republic of Moldova and one of the few who has focused mainly on music inspired by folk motives. His passion for traditional music was most likely determined by his multidimensional professional and writing activity. It is also necessary to mention his increased attention for opera genre and preservation of authentic cultural heritage.

I’ve always enjoyed myself inside the music. It is not in vain that the great Enescu said that “children who sing are closer to the sun”. And I probably am as close as possible. The world of music seemed fascinating to me. The National Philharmonic from Chisinau, the Organ Hall, the National Opera and Ballet Theater “Maria Biesu” were and remain my favorite refuges from the gloomy daily life.

He was born in 1996, in Chisinau, the capital city of Republic of Moldova. He began his musical studies at the Theoretical High School “Ion Creangă”, in the class with musical-choral profile. He studies academic singing and choral conducting with Maestro Ștefan Andronic, knight of the Gloria Muncii Order and Master in Arts of the Republic of Moldova.

One of my essential childhood pleasures was choral singing. It was also the one which contributed essentially to my training and vision as a musician, as well as challenged me to understand that the choral activity is not necessarily the culmination of my aspirations.

He carried out studies and professional activity in various fields, such as music, economics, pedagogy and others. During the years 2014-2020 he worked as a teacher at two colleges, commercial director at three companies, at the national radio station, etc., trying to combine seemingly incompatible areas of activity.

Read the entire article here, in the 6th issue of OPERA Charm Magazine.

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