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Artist

Nico & Vlad

Song

Pe-o Margine De Lume lyrics

Composer(s)

Andrei Tudor

Writer(s)

Andreea Andrei & Adina Şuteu

Event Points Place
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Final
Saturday, May 24, 2008
045 20
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Semi-Final (1)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
094 07

About Nico & Vlad

Nico & Vlad managed to win the Romanian final earlier in February and are now happy to present their native country!
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NICO

First Name: Nicoleta

Last Name: Matei

Genre(s): Pop, Soul, R&B

Nationality: Romanian

Date of Birth: 01.02.1970

Official web site: www.nicomusic.ro


INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

2005 :

The Special Prize of the Jury’s President at “ASTANA” Song Festival

Astana, Kazakhstan

The Greatest Prize;

The Voice of Asia Trophy at “Voice Of Asia” Festival

Alma-ata, Kazakhstan


2004:

The Trophy and 4 other prizes at “The Discovery Fest” Festival

Varna, Bulgaria


2003:

The Second Prize at the “GOLDEN STAG” International Pop Music Festival

Brasov, Romania


MAJOR NATIONAL AWARDS

2004:

The Second Prize” at “MAMAIA” National Pop Music Festival (Composing Section – Composer: Andrei Tudor);

Constanta, Romania

2001:

The Second Prize” at “MAMAIA” National Pop Music Festival (Composing Section – Composer: Viorel Gavrila);

Constanta, Romania

1998:

The Prize for The Best Female Voice awarded on “Ion Vasilescu” Festival.

1996, 1997,1998, 1999:

The Prize for The Best Female Voice awarded on National Festival of Variety Shows Theatres from Constantza.


DISCOGRAPHY

2007: Cast Away – 3rd studio album

2005: Asa Cum Vrei (As You Want) – 2nd studio album

2003: Gand Pentru Ei (Thoughts For Them) – 1st studio album


ON ROMANIAN NATIONAL SELECTION FOR THE EUROVISION

2007

Pe O Margine De Lume – featuring Vlad Mirita (winner)

Composer: Andrei Tudor

2006

Dulce Amaruie (5th place)

Composer: Costi Ionita

2005

Jokero – featuring Akcent (2nd place)

Composer: Akcent

2004

All The Time – featuring Mihai Traistariu (3rd place)

Composer: Andrei Tudor

2003

Feeling Snow White

Composer: Laurentiu Matei

2002

The Only One

Composer: Laurentiu Matei


VLAD

First name: Mirita
Last name: Vlad - Constantin
Voice: Tenor
Date and place of birth: 02.08.1981 - Targoviste

Studies and Experience:
2007 – Master Class with Leontina Vaduva;
2007 – Master Class with Ionel Pantea;
Since 2006, soloist of The National Opera House Bucharest.
Since 2004 – privat preparation with Alexandru Petrovici.
Since 2001 - privat preparation with Maestro Corneliu Fanateanu.
In 2000 graduates the singing classes of the Arts School in Targoviste.

Prizes:
2007 - CEE Musiktheater Scholarship winner ;
2006 - “International tenor voices festival TRAIAN GROZAVESCU” in Lugoj - 1st prize and also he was awarded with the Musiktheater Wien prize accorded by Ioan Holender;
2006 – International pop contest George Grigoriu – 1st prize;
2005 - International Festival SONGS OF THE WORLD in Moldova - the 2nd place;
2004 - International Pop Festival SLAVIANSKY BAZAAR VITEBSK (Belarus) where he was awarded by Mr. Mario Moreno - FIDOF vicepresident, with the FIDOF AWARD;
2002 – Mamaia pop festival - 1st Prize performing a modern song played in a classical way (he became the first romanian classical-crossover singer).

Projects & Concerts:
Proms of Delight Concert – G. Enescu Festival – September 2007;
The Tragedy of Carmen – G. Enescu Festival - September 2007;
- Proms of Delight – “Fête de la Musique” Easter Edition 2006;
- Proms of Delight - Christmas Edition 2006;

- New Year’s Eve Concert under Romanian Government patronage with the occasion of Romanian European Integration;
- Proms of Delight Easter Edition 2007;
- Venetia Salutes Bucharest – 16 May 2007;
- July-August 2007 - Don Jose in a Special production of “The tragedy of Carmen”, a remake of Peter Brook and Marius Constant after Carmen by Bizet, directed by Ion Caramitru, the Director Of Bucharest National Theatre. This project will took place in Sibiu the European Capital of Culture
- The Bucarest National Opera House usually performances.
In preparation:
November 2007 – A new Classical crossover album.
December 2007 – Proms of Delight “Christmas Edition”

Roles:

Comprimary roles in “Aida” and “Il trovatore” by G. Vedri and also in Romanian productions;
Edmondo - Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini;
Ismael - Nabucco by G. Verdi;
Arturo - Lucia di Lammermoor by G. Donizetti;
Don Jose – The tragedy of Carmen by M. Constant & P. Brook (G. Bizet)
Don Jose – Carmen (G. Bizet)

Roles in preparation:
Alfredo Germont from La Traviata by G. Verdi;
Pinkerton from Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini;
Mario Cavaradossi from Tosca by G. Puccini;

Concert repertoire:
Opera arias
G. Verdi – La Traviata.
G. Puccini - Tosca, La fanciulla del West, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Turandot
G. Bizet – Carmen
- Zarzuela
P. Sorozabal - La tabernera del puerto
- Italian popular songs
- Classical crossover songs

All participants this year