Benone Damian (1938 - 2012) was a violin player from Romania. He was born in Intorsura Buzaului, an ancient place. His first recordings was with folk music in 1951. After graduating at the Music Conservatoire, he was appointed first violinist of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic’s Orchestra in Bucharest, where he performed several times as soloist of this orchestra and he debut in Paris, in 1965. He left it in 1969, and concentrated on the folklore music. Later he successfully toured in Switzerland, in 1969 with another Romanian ensemble. Benone Damian decided to found his own orchestra after all this success. He was very active in Europa, USA and Canada. ELECTRECORD has produced many LPs of his music.
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