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Professional folk ensemble „Cununa Carpaţilor” of „Tinerimea Română” National Art Center was founded in 1948 and proudly has the best artists of the moment – instrumentalists, dancers – whose main mission is to bring to the stage the unique value of Romanian folklore.

The artistic quality of the performances, the repertoire variety, the chromatic of the costume and the interpretive artistry made „Cununa Carpaţilor” folk ensemble to successfully represent the Romanian folklore in the most authentic forms, on stages from countries as: USA – 1977, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos – 1979, Sudan – 1982, Denmark – 1985, Sweden, Norway – 1986, Italy, Germany, Greece, Turkey – 1987, Cyprus, France, USSR – 1988, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, England –
1990, Netherlands – 1992, Greece, Syria – 1995, Netherlands – 1997, Poland, Ukraine, Italy – 1999, Portugal – 2000, France, Greece – 2001, China – 2002, Spain – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, Netherlands, Austria – 2006, China, Austria – 2007, Greece – 2010, 2012, 2015, Turkey – 2016, 2017, 2018.

Currently, the Folk-Dance Ensemble is led by Vlăduț Simulescu, a young dancer with a wide stage experience.

The Folk Music Orchestra is led by Dan Ionescu, a virtuoso of clarinet and saxophone, poly-instrumentalist of traditional wind instruments, orchestrator and composer with a long and vast experience of training folk orchestras.