Gheorghe Zamfir

1941 - Today

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Gheorghe Zamfir (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe zamˈfir] (listen); born April 6, 1941) is a Romanian nai (pan flute) musician. Zamfir is known for playing an expanded version of normally 20-pipe nai, with 22, 25, 28 or even 30 pipes, to increase its range, and obtaining as many as eight overtones (additional to the fundamental tone) from each pipe by changing his embouchure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gheorghe Zamfir has received more than 628,970 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Gheorghe Zamfir is the 102nd most popular musician (down from 100th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Romania (down from 32nd in 2019) and the most popular Romanian Musician.

Gheorghe Zamfir is most famous for his work in the field of pan flute music.

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Among musicians, Gheorghe Zamfir ranks 102 out of 2,675Before him are Gary Moore, Charlie Watts, Hans von Bülow, Mike Oldfield, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, and Buddy Holly. After him are Paul Mauriat, Glenn Miller, Andrés Segovia, John Bonham, Alice Cooper, and Barry Gibb.

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Among people born in 1941, Gheorghe Zamfir ranks 35Before him are Václav Klaus, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Ryan O'Neal, Charlie Watts, Flórián Albert, and Laura Antonelli. After him are Vivienne Westwood, Wolfgang Petersen, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Ritchie Valens, Paul Anka, and Pete Best.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Zamfir ranks 36 out of 572Before him are Bela Lugosi (1882), George Enescu (1881), János Bolyai (1802), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Sergiu Celibidache (1912), and Michael the Brave (1558). After him are Mircea Lucescu (1945), John Cassian (360), Nadia Comăneci (1961), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Milan I of Serbia (1854), and Klaus Iohannis (1959).

Among MUSICIANS In Romania

Among musicians born in Romania, Gheorghe Zamfir ranks 1After him are Dinu Lipatti (1917), Clara Haskil (1895), Michael Cretu (1957), Radu Lupu (1945), Edward Maya (1986), and Ovidiu Cernăuțeanu (1974).

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