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Grigore Riciu

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About Grigore

Experienced classical trained tenor
Singer (tenor)
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Opera, pop-opera, pop, rock tenor

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Grigore's Reviews

From Encore customers:

David B
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Grigore was always reassuringly prompt in his replies to our preparatory questions and pitched his performance perfectly to the occasion and venue. We were so pleased with the outcome and everyone enjoyed his contribution to our evening.

Reply from Grigore
7 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, David. It was a pleasure to sing for you?

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Grigore's performance was amazing and thoroughly enjoyed by my very poorly wife, myself and all our guests. Grigore willingly extended his performance to include both extra opera and modern songs. Numbers, backed by his guitar playing, were especially appreciated. A wonderful afternoon was had by all.

Reply from Grigore
1 year ago

Thank you, John, you have a wonderful family, I really enjoyed singing for you! I was so happy to meet Maria and your relatives! Warmest wishes to Maria!!!

Adam G
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Grigore is an absolute professional, who rocked up with time to spare, gave updates on progress and was very accommodating with what we wanted. The voice and talent he has are amazing and I won't hesitate to book him again!

Reply from Grigore
1 year ago

Thanks, Adam. I enjoyed to sing for you!

From other customers:

Reda M
4 years ago, for a Private event in London
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5 out of 5

Enjoyed to have Grigore as a guest singer, he has a very strong and beautiful voice. If you want something really special from your booking then you should definitely think about Grigore!

Roberto L
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in London
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5 out of 5

I hired Grigore for my birthday party, I was stunned when I heard his angelic voice and very impressed by his professionalism. We had a lovely chat after his performance and he is a very genuine man. I was overall extremely happy with his service and would definitely hire him again.

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Grigore's Song list

Opera songs:
-Nessun dorma, from "Turandot" (with backing track)
-La donna e mobile, from "Rigoletto" (with backing track)
-E lucevan le stelele, from "Tosca" (with backing track)
-Recondita armonia, from "Tosca" (with backing track)
-Una furtiva Lagrima, from "l'Elisir d'amore" (with backing track)
-La fleur que tu m'avais jette, from "Carmen" (with backing track)
-Addio fiorito asil, from "Madame Butterfly" (with backing track)
-L'Anima ho stanca, from "Adriana Lecouvreur", by F.Cilea (with backing track)
-Amor to vieta, from "Fedora", by U.Giordano (with backing track)
-Pourquoi me reveiller, from "Werther", by J.Massenet (with backing track)
-Ch'ella mi creda, from "La fanciulla dell west", by G.Puccini (with backing track)
-Che gelida manina, from "la Boheme", by G.Puccini (with backing track)
- Kuda, kuda, from "Eugene Onegin", by P.I.Tchaikovsky (with backing track)
-Young gipsy song, from "Aleko", by S.Rachmaninoff
-Ombra mai fu, from "Serse" (with backing track or guitar)
Pop-opera, crossover songs:
-O sole mio, by E. Di Capua (with backing track or guitar)
-Canto della Terra, by Fr. Sartori (with backing track or guitar)
-Time to say goodbye, by Fr. Sartori (with backing track or guitar)
-Caruso, by Lucio Dalla (with backing track or guitar)
- Parla piu piano, from "The Godfather"
-Luna, by A. Safina (with backing track)
-Brindisi from "Traviata" (with backing track)
-Torna a Suriento, by E. De Curtis (with backing track)
-Santa Lucia, Neapolitan song (with guitar)
-Nella fantasia, Gabriel's Oboe (with backing track)
-All by myself, by E. Carmen (with backing track)
-The prayer, by D. Foster (with backing track)
-Il Mondo, by Jimmy Fontana (with guitar)
-Un amore cosi grande, by A. Maggio (with backing track)
-Besame mucho, by C. Velázquez (with backing track or guitar)
-Historia de un amor, by C. Almarán (with backing track or guitar)
-Hallelujah, by L. Cohen (with guitar)
-You raise me up, by Secret Garden (with backing track or guitar)
-Funiculli, funiculla, by L. Denza (with backing track)
From musicals:
-Bring him home, from "Les Miserables" (with backing track)
-Never enough, from "The Greatest Showman" (with guitar)
Church Hymns:
-Be Thou my vision (with guitar)
-Lord of all hopefullness
-Guide me, oh thou great Redeemer
-Amazing grace (with guitar)
-Ave Maria, by Bach-Gunoud
-Ave Maria, by F.Schubert
-Ave Maria, by G.Caccini
Christmas songs:
-O holly night, Christmas song (with guitar)
-Silent night, Christmas song (with guitar)
-The first Noel (with guitar)
-Jingle bells (with guitar)
-White Christmas (with guitar)
-Let it snow (with guitar)
Pop and rock songs:
-Perfect symphony, by Ed Sheeran, (with guitar)
-Memories, by Maroon 5 (with guitar)
-Say something, by A Great Big World (with guitar)
-In the still of the night, by The Five Satins (with guitar)
-Wonderful life, by Black (with guitar)
-Have you ever seen the rain, by Creedence Clearwater Revival (with guitar)
-Can't help falling in love, by E. Presley (with guitar)
-Ai se eu te pego, by M. Telo (with guitar)
-Desert rose, by Sting (with guitar)
-Fields of gold, by Sting (with guitar)
-Imagine, by John Lennon (with guitar)
-Yesterday, by The Beatles (with guitar)
-Let it be, by The Beatles (with guitar)
-Come together, by the The Beatles (with guitar)
-Oh darling, by th Beatles (with guitar)
-Jolene, by Dolly Parton (with guitar)
-No, woman no cry, Bob Marley (with guitar)
-It's a mans world, by James Brown (with guitar)
-Stand by me, Ben E. King (with guitar)
-The house of the rising sun, by The Animals (with guitar)
-Soldier of fortune, by Deep Purple (with guitar)
-Stairway to heaven, by Led Zeppelin (with guitar)
-Simple man, by Lynyrd Skynyrd (with guitar)
-Another brick in the wall, by Pink Floyd (with guitar)
-Nothing else matters, by Metallica
-Still loving you, by Scorpions (with guitar)
-Susana, A. Celentano (with guitar)
-Zombie, by Bad Wolves (with guitar)
-Unchained melody, by A. North (with guitar)
-Сансара, Григорий Лепс
-Рюмка водки, Григорий Лепс
-Это всё, ДДТ

Grigore's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£600
Duet with a soprano
Duet with a soprano
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?


Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Franco Corelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Royal Albert Hall

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible, if timings change slightly, just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Unfortunately, no.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually I don't need more than 15 minutes to set up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Can bring my microphone, guitar and 100w preamp.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If the song is not included in the list, there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is enough time before the event and the song is suitable for my voice, could prepare it.
Opera, Classical, Classical crossover, Christmas, Pop, Italian music, Russian music, Musical theatre, Acoustic, Covers
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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