Romanian-born, U.S.-trained cellist Paul Ghica has 17 years teaching experience, including positions on staff at Rising Stars Open Academy (University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music), and previously at the Merit School of Music in Chicago. Students range from amateur adults to young competition winners and Rising Stars award recipients. Mentors and pedagogy influences include János Starker, Richard Hirschl, Melissa Kraut, Barbara Haffner, Gary Stucka, Katinka Kleijn, and Lynn Harrell.
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. He currently freelances with the Opera Australia Orchestra (including guest principal roles) and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; he has also enjoyed 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, as well as session work for studios such as Trackdown and Song Zu.