OANA CATALINA CHITU

 

ABOUT

Oana Cătălina Chițu is a Romanian singer who interprets and reinterprets music traditions of the Balkans so as to bring them closer to the audience from all over the world. Her warm strong voice masters both the exuberant sonorities of Roma party music and of heart-rending old Romanian love songs.

FEATURED REVIEWS

Schwäbische Ulm - 09.07.2018
"Chitu effortlessly filled the large hall with its distinctive, vibrato-free voice, which was wonderfully difficult to interpret folk and art songs. More than once, one could get the impression that this fabulous live music also easily overplayed one or the other length in the program."

Der Westen- 17.11.2014
"The Chansons Tanases, rooted in folk tunes, carry off far to the east, Arab modulations sneak in, the accordion kindles a firework of Slavic dances. Above all the voice of Chitu, which sounds a bit like the big Piaf itself. The audience is carried away by the passion, rewarding the artists with a long round of applause."

Augsburger Allgemeine  21.05.2013
"Oana Catalina Chitu has made a life's work to revive the Romanian musical heritage. The high musicality and temperament brings the Romanian, which now starts from Berlin with her band to their European tours and is acclaimed. With her warm, voluminous voice, she succeeds in inspiring the aging enthusiasts as well as a young urban audience."

Südwest Presse - 21.05.2013
"What a charisma. As she stands, very upright, very calm and yet vibrating with an inner tension - you can feel it immediately: This woman is completely with herself. With her, her voice, her music. No show, no unnecessary movement, even the smallest gesture is involved in a natural control. While she sings songs and tangos from the Bucharest life of the 20s and 30s with her bewitchingly rich, warm and flexible voice, sometimes reminiscent of Edith Piaf, many thoughts come to mind."

Hotnews Romania - 30.04.2009     
"Old Romanian songs, Bucharest tangoes from the beginning of the century and songs from the repertoire of Maria Tanase, highlighted by the quality of Oana Chitu's voice, delighted the Polish audience. The Romanian artist, established in Germany, considered "Edith Piaf de Romania", was invited to sing at the gala concert at the end of the twelfth edition of the "New Tradition" Festival in the Polish capital."

"Her voice  descends to deliver a suitable hair-raising rendition"
Songlines Magazine - Issue 96  - October, 2013
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