Biography

Marian (Mario) Caldararu, a famous musician and participant of many projects, was born and studied music in Kishinev.

He did his first music instruments himself, and still likes to do that. His drums and percussion are handmade according to his own unique technology.

Since 1998, Mario plays in Moscow. In 2000, he became member of the “Trigon” trio and toured with them all over the world. He played and performed on tour as a musician of “Trigon” in France, New Zealand, and Poland. Musicians of this art-jazz-trio turned Moldavian jazz into world music heritage. Their first disk won Grand Prix in France.

Mario took part in many projects; he performed with Oleg Drobinsky and Anna Hoffman, Maria Korepanova and “Zhili-Byli” duet, “Prosche Prostogo” duet with Sergey Starostin and many other significant artists in ethno, folklore and jazz music. He continues many of those collaborations now. Mario also has a number of solo projects and projects of his own invention. He performs in Russia, Germany, and Estonia involving different musicians from all over the world: famous German composer and tuba player Klaus Burger, Swedish percussionist Fredrik Gille, Spanish flamenco dancer Marta Larriba, Algerian singer and dancer Karima Nayt, and Berlin accordionist Cathrin Pfeifer. Marian has currently created “Trio Mario” ensemble, which performs energetic Balkan songs, and “Zhivye Vorota” duet with Luiza Imangulova. He performed with many foreign musicians including Kora virtuoso Stefan Charisius and Stuttgart “electro music professor” Mattias Schneider-Hollek.

His colleagues-musicians often involve Marian Caldararu in their projects, such as “Etnosfera” (Omsk), “Rituale Primavera” (Karlsruhe), and “Mazal Bueno Orchestra” (Moscow).

Moreover, Marian is known for synthesizing different art styles. Thus, in October 2012, supported by German Goethe cultural centre, he toured with pianist Vitaly Kovalenko (Perm) performing program “Silent movies. Live music”. They accompanied silent movies of Ernst Lubitsch with their music.
In 2012, Marian started teaching within art labs “Earth of Humanity” project. As a teacher, he created his own drum-ensemble of hearing-impaired young musicians, gave workshops both in Russia and abroad.

Marian Caldararu currently lives and works in Moscow.

 

2009

August, 2 performance with the project of Anna Pingina at the festival “Wild Mint” in the Taman Peninsula
August, 22 performance with Sergey Starostin (the duet “As Easy as ABC” (“Proshe Prostogo”)) and the project of Anna Pingina at the International Ethnic Festival “Krutushka”
September, 5 performance with the project of Anna Pingina and Sergey Starostin (the duet “As Easy as ABC” (“Proshe Prostogo”))  on the “Captain Morgan” scene
September, 6 performance with the project of Anna Pingina at the festival HYPERLINK “http://www.harvest-fest.ru/” \o “Фестиваль Урожай” \t “_blank”Harvest
October, 3 performance with the project “SAFETY MAGIC” – the club “Duma”
November, 6 The Central House of Artists – “Mill-stones of time”– Starostin, Klevensky, Krasnopevtsevs, Mario
December, 6 performance with the group “Length of Breath” (“Dlina Dykhaniya”) at the V Annual International Evening “Moscow in the beats of the nations”

 

2010

February, 16 the club “Mezzo Forte” – performance with the group “Length of Breath” (“Dlina Dykhaniya”)
June, 25 a project “As Easy as ABC” (“Proshe Prostogo”) in the club “House”
June, 26 performance with the group “Length of Breath” (“Dlina Dykhaniya”) in Sokolniki and participation in the Luferov festival (Moscow area)
June, 27 performance with Sergey Starostin at the festival “World’s Soul”
July, 2-5 performance with Sergey Starostin at the festival “The Island”
July, 7-11 the festival “The Sayan ring”
July, 10-13 performance with Sergey Starostin at the festival of Slavic culture and written language (St Petersburg)
July, 29 –

August, 1

the international ethnic and futuristic festival “Kamwa” (Perm)
August, 28 -

September, 1

the festival “Krutushka” (Kazan)
November, 26 jam-session with Pascal von Wroblewsky (Germany) and Frederik Gille (Sweden) during an action “The Day of Donor” (Perm)
November, 28 the international jazz festival “Jazz-Fever” (Perm) with Klaus Burger (Germany)

 

2011

April, 23 performance with Klaus Burger and Stephan Charizius in “Mosquito Bar”, Hugelsheim, Germany
May, 3-15 «Earth of Humanity». Workshops for joung drummers and percussionists in Perm
May, 24 performance with Klaus Burger in Kultaevo (Perm Region)
June, 10 concert in Vologda
June, 17 performance with drummers from Perm on the stage of the festival “White Nights in Perm”
June, 22 performance with Sergey Starostin in “Dom” club
June, 24-25 performance with Sergey Starostin in Martini, Switzerland
July, 7-10 performances on the festival “Sayan Ring”
July, 29-30 performance with Pascal von Wroblewsky and Andrey Goncharov on Civil Forum “Pilorama”
August, 26-28 festival “Krutushka”. Performances with “Zhili-Byli” and «Romancero Sefardi»
September, 4-8 «Earth of Humanity». Workshops with percussionist Fred Gille and dancer Karima Nite
September, 16 trio “Starostin-Klevensky-Mario” in Omsk Philarmony
October, 15 performance with Pascal von Wroblewsky, Vitaly Kovalenko and Gregor Du Buclet on the stage of Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
November big tour with “Zhili-Byli” to Germany and Austria
November, 25 performance on the charity concert for Perm oncology centre

 

2012

February, 22-23 “Earth of Humanity”, workshops in Perm
February, 24 presentation of single album “Patterns” in Perm
February, 26-28 concert “Silent Film. Live Music” in Khanty-Mansiysk
March tour to Germany with “Nelyubova Band”
May, 4-13 “Earth of Humanity”, workshops in Perm
June, 6 “The Russian Language Day” in Geneva, performance with “Proshe Prostogo”
June, 16-22 perm, “White Nights-2012″, workshops for the production of steel drums
June, 23-24 perm, “White Nights-2012″, performance on on the project “Ethno-night”
July-August performances on different festivals as “World of Siberia”, “Krutushka”, “Call of Parma” with such projects as “Zhili-Byli”, “Drobinska”, “Romancero Sefardi”, etc
August, 22-26 performance with Vitaly Kovalenko on Kansk Cinema festival. 2 concerts of program “Silent Film. Live Music”
October, 11-14 tour «Silent Film. Live Music» to the cities of Perm Region

 

2013

March, 14-16 performance with Vladimir Ivanov, ensemble ”Kasachiy Krug” in Vladivostok
March, 27-30 Festival “Ethno Era” – performance with Starostin S.N. and Filatov S.A., with vocal ensemble “Slavyane” and with Sound laboratory “Solnzevorot” in Omsk
April, 7 Performance «Proshe prostogo» in the Higher Academy of Finance, Moscow
April 13 Program “Silent movies – Live music” in Yekaterinburg
April 17 Performance – presentation of disk “Romansero Sefardi” in the club “Dom”
April 19-20 “Rituale Primavera” in Baden-Baden
June, 1-4 workshops and performance with Catherin Pfeiffer
June, 12-16 Drummers days in Perm and Krasnokamsk. “Ethno Night”
June, 20-22 Festival “Vot Ethno” in the Altai, performance in the group «Proshe prostogo»
June, 23 festival in city Elektrougli, performance in the group «Proshe prostogo»
June, 26-29 performances in the group “Dyad’ki” in Minsk
July, 7 performance at the festival in Podolsk in the group «Proshe prostogo»
July, 12-14 festival “World of Siberian”, performance in the project “Ethno Era” and  “Zhili-Byli”
July, 24-28 performance with Maria Korepanova at the festival Viljandi, Estonia
August, 31 – September, 4 Workshops in Vladivistok
September, 21 festival “Ethno Sphere” in Moscow, project “Zhili-Byli”
September, 22 festival “Vomat” in Mineralnye Vody, project “Zhili-Byli”

 

2014

January, 17 Soloproject. Performance in Club of Alexey Kozlov(more information on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRP_77f0Nhc).
January, 23 Performance with Sergey Starostin (Duet „ProsheProstogo“) in Club of AlexeyKozlov(more information on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvDTbpj2lDU)
May:
Guest performance in Austria, Performance with Sergey Starostin and Taisia Krasnopevzeva
May, 13-24 Duet „ProsheProstogo“. Guest performance in 15 citiesof Germany and Holland(more information on: http://www.wdr3.de/musik/musikkulturenbeiwdr3/opensoundworld272.html)
May, 24-29
Salekhard. Workshops withinthe project „Earth of People”(more information on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5l–EzNhHE).Performance withfolk music groups, Project „Izha“– Performance with Maria Korepanova
June, 5-10
Workshops inSalekhardwithin the project „Earth of People“
July, 7
Trio “Mario” Performance in Club of Alexey Kozlov(more information on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGdNsE3DRlM)
August, 22-24
Festival “Krutushka”, Kazan
November, 19-23
Workshop, Sochi, “ShamanskieBubny” / “Shamanic tumbrels”

 

2016

May, 1 concert with “Etnosfera” project, Moscow
May, 23 Concert with Anna Hoffman and “Mazal Bueno Orchestra” project
May, 28 “Prosche Prostogo” concert in Rybinsk, “Etnokuznya” with Mitya Kuznetsov
June, 6
concert with “Etnosfera” project, “Dom Moskvy”, Minsk, Belorussia
June, 10-14
concert and workshops with “Izha” project (Tchaikovsky city, Perm city), “Zamok” project within “Days of Germany in Tchaikovsky city”
June, 19
concert with “Etnosfera” project, cathedral, Fryazevo, Moscow region
June, 20-21
concert with “Etnosfera” project, cathedral in Sukonnaya Sloboda, Kazan
June, 23-25
“Etnosfera” and “Zhivye Vorota”, festival “Golos remesel” (Voice of Crafts), Vologda
June, 29
“Zhivye Vorota”, A.Kozlov club, Moscow
July, 8-10
“Prosche Prostogo”, festival “Mir Sibiri” (Soberia’s World), Shushenskoe, Abakan
July, 18
release of “Dganim, Dganim. Tchaikovsky Impression” video, duet “Izha” feat. Stefan Charisius (Germany). Dedicated to the memory of Anna Caldararu
July, 28-30
solo project, festival “Vot Etno”, Gorno-Altaysk August 5-7– concert with Anna Hoffman and “Mazal Bueno Orchestra”, KAMWA festival, Perm
August, 5-7
concert with Anna Hoffman and “Mazal Bueno Orchestra”, KAMWA festival, Perm
September, 18
concert with “Etnosfera”, Izmailovo (Kremlin), Moscow
July, 30
presentation of “Dganim, Dganim. Tchaikovsky Impression” video, duet “Izha”, Marian Caldararu’s studio, Moscow
August, 10
presentation of “Lavashskaya” video, “Trio Mario” project, Marian Caldararu’s studio, Moscow
August, 25 presentation of “Show Green” CD, “Zhivye Vorota” project, Marian Caldararu’s studio, Moscow
November, 5
presentation of Marian Caldararu’s School with Margitta Woop, Thomas Martin, Swen Goetterlich (Germany)
January, 13
“Izha” project with Maria Korepanova, “Old New Year”, “Hangar 49” club, Berlin, Germany
January, 15
“Izha” project with Maria Korepanova, Wiesbaden, Germany. Place TBA