Marcel Lazăr is a pianist, cultural manager and the initiator of the festival Moldo Crescendo. After completing his musical studies in Cluj, Bucharest and Salzburg, he returns to the Republic of Moldova and develops a series of social, educational projects to facilitate the access of the general public to classical music.  With My Piano in Chișinău, MoldoCrescendo explains, Concert in the Dark, Make Music, Not War are some of the projects he initiated. 

Through Moldo Crescendo: A Tour of the Ruined Mansions he aims to draw attention onto the beauty of the old Moldavian mansions, many of them in an advanced state of degradation, but also to promote quality music in areas where access is rather difficult.