Romanian-born, U.S.-trained cellist, recently relocated to Sydney. 14 years teaching experience, including positions on staff at the Merit School of Music in Chicago and at the Rising Stars program, University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Students range from amateur adults to young competition winners and Rising Stars award recipients.
Mentors include János Starker, Peter Stumpf, Melissa Kraut, Richard Hirschl, Barbara Haffner, Lynn Harrell & Peter Stumpf. Performance credits include Co-Principal with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as series at Chicago's House Of Blues, Peninsula Hotel, and Off-Broadway in New York.
Currently freelancing with Opera Australia and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and also enjoying guest work with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Victoria. Non-classical engagements include X Factor Australia, Australia's Got Talent, and Dancing with the Stars Australia.