May 24, 1939|
|Died||July 27, 2010(aged 71)|
|Alma mater||Russian Academy of Theatre Arts
Moldova State University
|Employer||Art Institute of Chişinău|
|Spouse(s)||Veta Ghimpu Munteanu|
|Children||Tudor, Lucian, Anda-Cristina (b. Nov.10, 1978)|
|Parents||Irina and Toader Ghimpu|
|Relatives||Gheorghe Ghimpu, Mihai Ghimpu (brothers), Grigore Grigoriu (godfather)|
Simion Ghimpu was born to Irina and Toader Ghimpu on May 24, 1939; he had four siblings: Gheorghe, Visarion, Valentina, and Mihai. Simion Ghimpu graduate from the Moldova State University in 1964 and got a PhD from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts from Moscow in 1969. Simion Ghimpu worked for the Art Institute of Chişinău (1969–2000).
Simion Ghimpu is a member of the Moldovan Writers' Union and a lyricist. Simion Ghimpu created lyrics for over 100 songs, together with composers Eugen Doga, Ion Aldea Teodorovici, M. Dolgan, I. Enache, O. Milștein, Al. Sochireanschi, N. Carajia, A. Bivol, M. Oțel, C. Rusnac, A. Chiriac, E. Mamot, D. Radu, Al. Luxemburg, D. Mateevici, S. Lăsoi, O. Ababii. Among them were the Moldovan hits: „Numai tu”, „Ce rost are?”, „Amor, amor”, „Lacrimă”, „Casa noastră”. Songs with his lyrics are performed by the bands Noroc and Orizont, by singers: Ion Suruceanu, Sofia Rotaru, Nadejda Cepraga, Anastasia Lazariuc, Nina Crulicovschi, Fratii Bivol, Olga Ciolacu, Alexandru Lozanciuc, Radu Dolgan, Ana Barbu, Aurel Margine and folk singers: Larisa Arsenie, Anatol Dincu, Nicolae Cibotaru.
Simion Ghimpu died on July 27, 2010. The body of late Simion Ghimpu was kept at the Moldovan Writers' Union on July 28 to allow people to pay their last respects. Politicians and writers like Ion Hadârcă, Mihai Cimpoi and Ion Ciocanu attended his funeral ceremony, who took place at the St. Teodora de la Sihla Church on July 29, 2010. Traian Băsescu and Mikheil Saakashvili expressed their condolences to Mihai Ghimpu; "In the last decade you've lost two brothers and Romanians lost two patriots dedicated to the Romanian culture and civilization" wrote Băsescu.
- Simion Ghimpu with the volume "Life Within a Hair's Breadth of Death" won the Prize for Prose.
- „Jeep-ul şi Sania de la Coloniţa” (2008)
- „Mereu”, poems, ed. Hyperion, 1995;
- „Reversul sentimentelor”, poems, editura Ruxanda (2000)
- „Dincolo”, poems, 2003; editura Pontos
- „Ghici, ce-s?”, 2003
- „Descifrări”, poems, 2004;
- Stare de spirit (2007),
- „Viaţă pe muchie de cuţit”, roman autobiografic, 2009.
- Ia să-mi spui tu, spui(2008)
- Plai de cînt, plai de dor (1981)
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