Advahov Brothers

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Advahov Brothers
Vasile and Vitalie Advahov in 2022
Vasile and Vitalie Advahov in 2022
Background information
OriginChișinău, Moldova
Years active2005–present
MembersVasile Advahov [ro]
Vitalie Advahov [ro]

The Advahov Brothers (Romanian: Frații Advahov, IPA: [ˈfrat͡sij adˈvahov]) are a Moldovan folk music duo, consisting of the brothers Vasile and Vitalie Advahov. The duo was founded in 2005 and is based in Chișinău. Along with Zdob și Zdub, they represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy, with the song "Trenulețul".[2]

Early life

Vitalie and Vasile Advahov were born in Cahul, Moldova, on 18 January 1978 and 26 April 1979 respectively.[3] Their parents, Vasile and Agafia Advahov, originated from Gotești and Cîrpești and were teachers at Cahul's pedagogical school.[3][4] During their high school years at Ciprian Porumbescu High School, they were part of an orchestral group called Mugurașii.[3]


The Advahov Brothers Orchestra was founded in 2005.[3][4] It was originally meant to be a small group, but eventually grew in popularity and various musicians from the Republic of Moldova and Romania joined it, forming an orchestra.[3] As of 2020, the orchestra contains forty-five instrumentalists.[5]

On 29 January 2022, the song "Trenulețul", a collaboration with folk-rock band Zdob și Zdub, was chosen by Teleradio-Moldova to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.[2][6] They finished in 7th place with 253 collective points and the 2nd place in public voting.


  1. ^ Grace, Emily (2022-02-10). "Moldova: Who Are Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov?". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2022-02-10.
  2. ^ a b Veen, Renske Ten (29 January 2022). "Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2022". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Orchestra Fraţilor Advahov". Moldovenii (in Romanian). Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  4. ^ a b Roibu, Nicolae (15 September 2011). "Fraţii Advahov, un miracol de care se bucură toată lumea" [The Advahov Brothers, a miracle the whole world is enjoying]. (in Romanian). Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  5. ^ Oprea, Diana (19 November 2020). "Ce familii frumoase au Frații Advahov. Copiii lor sunt pasionați de muzică și le calcă pe urme" [The families of the Advahov Brothers are beautiful. Their children are passionated of music and are following their steps]. Pro TV (in Romanian). Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Zdob şi Zdub return with Fraţii Advahov to represent Moldova 🇲🇩". 29 January 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
Preceded by Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
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