Originally from Moldova and a family of Roma musicians, Sergiu has been living in Montreal since 2002. Since then, he has been gaining a solid reputation as one of Canada’s top accordionists, sought after as a performer and teacher. Classically trained, he also grew up playing at his father’s side as a wedding musician since the age of 8 – learning a vast repertoire of East European traditional folk, Roma, and Klezmer music. As a new Canadian, he has thoroughly embraced the multicultural experience, collaborating with musicians from across the world and integrating multiple influences into his music. Sergiu has performed and recorded as a soloist, producing two albums and an instructional DVD. He has also toured Quebec’s festival circuit, both as leader of the Sergiu Popa Ensemble and as guest performer with other reputable artists, both local and international.