Norwalk guitar prodigy takes his talents to competitions all over the world

Music has struck a chord with a Norwalk family, whose guitar prodigy is hitting all the right notes.

Mark Sudol

Dec 16, 2022, 12:57 AM

Updated 545 days ago

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Music has struck a chord with a Norwalk family, whose guitar prodigy is hitting all the right notes.
"I've been playing since I was 5. I just like playing music," said Andrei Orasanu, who is 14 years old.
Orasanu's first classical guitar competition was in his father's native Romania when he was only 6.
"It was the biggest guitar festival in Romania, and I got second place the first time," said Orasanu.
Orasanu won his first competition in Boston when he was 8.
He has since played all over the world against hundreds of others - even in a barn at the Solstice Summer Guitar Symposium last summer in central Connecticut.
His father was his very first teacher.
"I played for him until he was 5, and then when he started playing, I kept playing with him," said Serban Orasanu, Andrei's father.
Music has brought this father and son even closer together.
"We played in a church here in Norwalk, actually we played on stage together as a duet and that's one of my biggest moments. I loved it," said Serban.
Orasanu practices hours each day.
He hopes his awards may be setting the tone for even bigger and better things ahead.
Orasanu will be competing in the Guitar Foundation of America's 50th anniversary event next year in New York.


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