Eugen Doga was born on March 1, 1937 in a village on the left bank of the Dniester River. On this day Moldova and Romania celebrate the incoming of spring at the favorite national holiday "Mertsishor.”
After high school he graduated from the Academy of music in Chisinau. Then Eugen Doga twice graduated from a conservatory – a cello class and a composition class, after which he took a full course of symphonic conducting. Simultaneously he had been working in an orchestra, teaching and had written a music textbook.
For the first time his music was heard on the Moldavian radio on January 1, 1958. In 1963, Eugen Doga wrote his first quartet, and that marked the beginning of his long creative journey: he wrote the ballets "Luchiaferul" (1983) and "Venancio" (1989), a symphony (1969), six string quartets, 12 a-capella choirs, several cantatas with soloists, a chorus and a symphony orchestra.
At the same time Eugen Doga was working in movies, and he wrote music for more than 200 films, as well as more than 260 songs and ballads, music for children. His music was performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. His famous waltz was played at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.
His amazing beautiful melodies of incomparable purity and clarity fascinate listeners; they are filled with love, joy and hope.
His creative work has been highly rated numerous times by the juries of prestigious international festivals. He is an academician of eight academies, and has numerous awards. Eugen Doga song "My white city" is the official anthem of the capital of Moldova. His famous waltz became one of the most famous pieces of music of the XX century. A special resolution of UNESCO has recognized this waltz as one of the 4 musical masterpieces of the last century.
A minor planet number 10504 was named after Eugen Doga. Today the composer continues to write ballads, instrumental and symphonic music, and he is finishing the ballet "Queen Margot" and the opera "Dialogues of Love."