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Essenta Esenţă de Nai (Panflute Essence), Radu Nechifor's debut album, is now available. The album contains a collection of instrumental folkloric songs from all historic regions of Romania. Traveling from the energy and joyfulness of the hora to the sublime emotions of the doina, Nechifor tries to synthesize in this album the essence of the sound of Romanian pan-flute. Gheorghe Zamfir wrote about Esenţă de Nai : « Radu Nechifor's technique and interpretation on this disk are impeccable. The sound, tone are clear, warm, powerful, the staccati precise, the nuances beyond reproach. » The following have played on this album beside Radu Nechifor: Costel Pandelescu (cymbalom), Nichita Constantin (string bass), Daniel Prodan (braci), Virgil Iancu (accordion), Vasile Alexandru (clarinet), Pancirel Constandache (trumpet), Adrian Belu (violin), Lucian Stoica (violin), Cornel Turcitu (violin), Marian Alexandru (conductor and violin).

Nechifor learned about the pan flute's spirit from the greatest pan flute player, Gheorghe Zamfir, and about the pan flute's body from the greatest pan flute builder, Joeri Murk.

After learning the secrets of pan flute manufacturing, Nechifor built a workshop with his own hands, next to his home. Gheorghe Zamfir himself, the great pan flute master, Nechifor's mentor and former teacher, advised him during construction and attended the opening of the workshop.

Nechifor's panpipes are made from selected ton-kin bamboo, which is the best wood for pan flute tubes, the same material used 50 years ago for building Gheorghe Zamfir's flûte de Pan, the one he still uses today. The instruments are tuned using temperature-resistant bee wax, which is a more airtight than other methods of tuning.

Nechifor builds the entire family of pan flutes: the soprano, alto, tenor and bass. The instruments come with lifetime guarantee for manufacturing defects.

If you wish to buy a Romanian pan flute that is not a cheap souvenir, but a superb musical instrument which will last a lifetime, and will help you develop your pan flute hobby, passion or career, contact Radu Nechifor personally at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Name Play Size Length
Hora moldoveneasca
Radu Nechifor

1.7 MB 1:14 min
Sus la crasma-n dealu' mare
Radu Nechifor

2.2 MB 1:35 min
Hora din Arges
Radu Nechifor

1.7 MB 1:14 min