Pavel Stratan

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Pavel Stratan
Pavel Stratan playing a guitar on stage.
Stratan performing in 2013 in Chicago
Background information
Born (1970-11-11) November 11, 1970 (age 46)
Nişcani, Călărași, Moldova
Genres Folk, pop, hip hop[1]
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels Cat Music, Media Services
Associated acts Cleopatra Stratan, Plastic Band
Notable instruments

Pavel Stratan (born 11 November 1970) is a Moldovan popular singer. His first album, Amintiri din copilărie, was released in 2002.

Early life[edit]

Pavel Stratan was born to Dumitru and Polixena Stratan in the village of Nişcani, Călărași, Moldovan SSR on 11 November 1970.[2]

He first played the guitar on stage at school in 1977.[2] He wrote his first lyrics in 1983, and in 1996 he had his first real show-business experience as a sleight-of-hand artist.[2]

He graduated from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Plastic Arts in Chişinău, Moldova.[2]


In 2002, he launched his first album, Amintiri din copilărie (Childhood Memories), in Moldova. It went on to sell over 50,000 copies in Moldova.[2] In 2004, it was released in Romania, where it sold very well and where Stratan became widely known.[3]

Under Cat Music, Stratan has since released three other albums: Amintiri din copilărie, vol. 2 in 2004, Amintiri din copilărie, vol. 3 in 2008, and Amintiri din copilărie, vol. 4 in 2011.

Stratan's music has been described as a mixture of folk, pop, and hip hop[1]

Personal life[edit]

Stratan is now living in Pipera in the capital of Romania, Bucharest with his wife Rodica, an engineer, daughter Cleopatra (b. October 2002), and son, Cezar (b.December 2008). The family moved to Romania from Moldova in 2011.[4] His daughter entered the Guinness World Records as the youngest person ever to score commercial success at the age of three, with her song "Ghiţă", which became a No. 1 hit in Romania.[5]



  1. ^ a b "Pavel Stratan va concerta în SUA". Cronica Română. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biografie – Pavel Stratan". Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  3. ^ [dead link] Pavel Stratan
  4. ^ "Familia Stratan s-a mutat la Bucureştil" (in Romanian). Adevarul. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cleopatra Stratan în Guinness Book". EuropaFM. 27 July 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

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