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Gheorghe Zamfir

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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 777,432 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Gheorghe Zamfir is the 93rd most popular musician (up from 102nd in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Romania (up from 36th 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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  • 10.71

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  • 2.10

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Among musicians, Gheorghe Zamfir ranks 93 out of 2,662Before him are Thomas Bangalter, Karl Thomas Mozart, David Oistrakh, Robert Fripp, Duke Ellington, and Richard Wright. After him are Dean Martin, Angus Young, João Gilberto, Gary Moore, Ludovico Einaudi, and Glenn Miller.

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Among people born in 1941, Gheorghe Zamfir ranks 39Before him are Fausto Cercignani, Flórián Albert, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Bernie Sanders, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, and Nathalie Delon. After him are Art Garfunkel, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Petersen, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Dennis Ritchie, and Anne Rice.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Zamfir ranks 31 out of 665Before him are György Ligeti (1923), Theodoric I (393), Nadia Comăneci (1961), Elie Wiesel (1928), Iannis Xenakis (1922), and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901). After him are Michael the Brave (1558), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), George Enescu (1881), Klaus Iohannis (1959), and János Bolyai (1802).

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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