Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts from National University of Music Bucharest-Romania, Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and DMA (two years-unfinished) at Rutgers University
Hometown: Taylor Mill, Kentucky
Joined the CSO in 1999
Current playlist: My playlist changes all the time. At this very moment I have: Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for two Violins in A Minor, Shostakovitch’s Symphony No. 15, Stan Getz with his "Jazz samba Encore" album, and Hilary Hahn - J.S.Bach - Violin Sonatas and Partitas.
Activities/organizations outside of the CSO: I frequently play with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and different brass chamber groups in the area.
I am also the co-founder of FG Brass, together with my colleague Elisabeth Fessler from Harmonic Brass, Munich-Germany, dedicated to live performances and education on the use of technology in classical music (multi tracking and using a Loop Station). Together we premiered live the new program "Loop the Classics," in March 2020 during a U.S. masterclass/recital tour.
For the FG Brass projects visit our Fessler/Ganicenco YouTube channel.
Hobbies: Recording projects, playing tennis.