The Osoianu Quintet was founded in 1980 in Chisinau by renowned ethnomusicologist Andrei Tamazlacaru, as part of the band “Talancuta”, a collective from Republic of Moldova (1989).The sisters Ileana, Iulia, Valentina, Romela and Maria Osoianu were born in the village Horesti, Falesti – northwest of Moldova. They graduated from the local music school and got a degree from The State University in Moldova, Music Academy. The Osoianu sisters studied accordion, violin and bayan. Their repertoire includes several genres: folklore for children (lullabies, invocations, babysitting songs), carols, doina, ballads, lyrical songs, festive songs, Easter songs, shepherd’s songs. Together the sisters lead the Folklore Studio “Iedera” from the National Palace of Creative Art for Children and several children and youth folklore collectives. The artists are always accompanied by professional cobra, violin, whistle, caval, nai, toba, ocarina players. They toured in the Baltics, Romania, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Bulgaria and Russia. The Osoianu Sisters ensemble is very much appreciated at home and valued as a true promoter of authentic folklore, unique in the whole Romanian area. One their best-known songs Trece-un nouraș pe sus is on the soundtrack of the movie Ana, Mon Amour by Călin Peter Netzer.