Master Nicolae Botgros, artistic director and first conductor of the National Folk Music Orchestra “Lautarii”, who carried on the beauty of folk music around the world, was awarded the Gold Medal of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for Creativity for outstanding achievements and personal contribution and also of the orchestra that he leads to the propagation of true national values.
The WIPO Medal was handed over by Giovanni Napolitano, Interim Director, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division, WIPO, at the festive ceremony organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the creation of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), which took place on September 8, at the Palace of the Republic.
This distinction was granted by WIPO, at the initiative of AGEPI, as a national authority responsible for the protection of intellectual property on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.
The Master expressed his gratitude for the appreciation of his high-life work made through WIPO and AGEPI. “First of all, I thank the spectators, who have supported me for over 40 years, the authorities. Long live all those who love folk music, because it only brings to the earth union and good deeds,” added Nicolae Botgros.
The artistic leader and first conductor of the National Folk Music Orchestra “Lautarii” is the 10th personality of the Republic of Moldova which is awarded the Gold Medal of the World Intellectual Property Organization for Creativity.
We should mention that the WIPO Gold Medal for Creativity was previously awarded to the writers Ion Druta, Dumitru Matcovschi, Spiridon Vangheli, the poet Grigore Vieru, the composer Eugen Doga, the opera singer Maria Biesu, the chief choreographer of the National Academic Folk Dance Ensemble “JOC” Vladimir Curbet, the actor Mihai Volontir and the director Igor Cobileanschi.