Birth name Dumitru Fărcaş
Born May 13, 1938 (age 79)
Groşii Băii Mari, Romania
Dumitru Fărcaş (12 May 1938, Groşii Băii Mari, Maramureş County, Romania) is a Romanian tárogató player. He played the instrument on all major stages in the world and made the tárogató known all over the world.
He was born in the Groşi village. He grew up in a family of pipe players, and his older brothers played the clarinet. He studied the oboe at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca.
He is the leader of the “Mărţişorul” orchestra from 1962, with which he won many national and international awards.
He was made Honorary citizen of the cities Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Reşiţa and Baia Mare, as well as Pyongyang.
In 2008 he was awarded Doctor honoris causa by the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy.
In 2009 he became the honorary patron of the tarogato/taragot website “11fhMSE.com “.