Folk Reverse is a project contemplated by Anatol Stefanet, Dan Bruma and Oleg Baltaga. This project is a charming fusion between an ensemble of jazz band and chamber music with a folk band . This trio explores folkloric gestures, jazz swing feeling, free-wheeling improvisation and neoclassical sounds. Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes cheerful, sometimes ecstatic, they unfold a wide spectrum of moods and colors, thus acting like an orchestra en miniature. Anatol Stefanet, Dan Bruma and Oleg Baltaga, being lyrical and very melodic, they try to renovate this kind of intimate conversation, helping themselves with electronic extensions and a loop-machine. Folk Reverse propose an original music, giving us “new bridges between jazz and folklore”, free improvisation and neoclassical writing. We see much melancholy and elegance in this musical universe that speaks both to the soul as well as to the intellect.
Anatol Stefanet is a musician, composer, the Honored Artist of Moldova Republic, The member of Romanian Filmmakers Union and Art director of Ethno-jazz Festival in Moldova.
He is the leader and the author of music of Trigon group and Stefanet folk band, composer of music for drama play “Metamorphoses” (Satiricus theater, Chisinau), and films Still Center by Carina Tautu ( Romania/USA, 2005), “Lupii si Zeii” by Sandu Vasilache (Moldova Film, 2009) , Nunta in Basarabia by Napoleon Helmis ( Romania/Moldova, 2010).
Known as a virtuoso of the viola, he was a special guest of International Viola Congress 2001 in New Zealand, Wellington.
As a leader of folk orchestra he recorded 4 CDs in France and Estonia. One of his solo CDs "Anatol Stefanet - bratsch solo" was marked by French press by "SHOCK in Musique du Monde" in 1999, 2002, 2006 years. With Trigon group edited 8 CDs in France, Germany, Russia, Rumania, Moldova, Belgium, Greece. He was a member of Okay Temiz "Black Sea Orchestra" named by the press "all star band" (Virtual Womex) and played in Berlin Experimenti orchestra conducted by Bardo Henning and Sea Zone trio (Enver Izmailov, Anatol Stefanet, Vali Boghean).
Dan Bruma is an innovator in classical guitar, he created an unique sound and has developed an original way of playing the guitar. The use of his electronic extensions allows him to play an classical instrument in a contemporary way of playing. The study of jazz at the Chisinau Conservatory, the passion for flamenco and the experience of playing along the greatest musicians from Moldova made its contribution in the developming an unique musical language and an original way of playing the guitar.
Oleg Baltaga comes from Moldova, has studied percussion in the college of music in Chisinau, where he later also acted as a lecturer. Since 2004 he lives and works in Germany. Together withAnatoly Stefanet and Sergei Testimatsanu he founded the ethnic jazz ensemble "Trigon" which has a worldwide recognition in the world music scene. Currently he plays in different jazz formations, among the rest, in the trio with the hornist Arkady Shilkloper and the bassist Tom Götze. Since 2009 he is a member of trio AGUAS.