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Faculty, Pitesti 2011

Dumitru Goia
Master Teacher

Dumitru Goia has conducted symphonies and opera orchestras throughout Eastern Europe, including holding the positions of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the National Philharmonic of Moldova, Conductor of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Moldova, and most recently Guest Conductor of the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, Romania. Trained at the esteemed Leningrad Conservatory, Mr. Goia represents the Russian tradition of conducting that includes Nicolai Malko and Evgeny Mravinsky. Mr. Goia has taught conducting at the State Conservatory of Istanbul, and he is currently Professor of Conducting and Orchestral Training at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania. Mr. Goia has also toured extensively throughout the world conducting performances on both American coasts and throughout all of Europe and Russia.

Alexandru Ganea
Assistant Teacher & Coordinator

Since 2008, Alexandru Ganea has  served as one of two Permanent Conductors of the Pitesti Philharmonic. A sought-after performer both internally in Romania and abroad,  Mr. Ganea has ascended the podiums of the Radio Chamber Orchestra of Bucharest, as well as the Philharmonics of Craiova, Galati, Sibiu, Botosani, Chisinau, and Targoviste. He has collaborated with violinists Florin Croitoru, Paul Florin, Alexandru Tomescu, and Cosmin Banica; pianist Valentin Gheorghiu, Viniciu Moroianu, and Horia Maxim; cellist Razvan Suma; soprano Felicia Filip; and harpist Ioan Ivan Roncea.

Mr. Ganea achieved notice as the 1983 first place winner of the Ciprian Porumbescu Violin Competition, in Suceava, Romania. Mr. Ganea received his university education at the National University of Music in Bucharest, graduating in 1995 with a degree in violin (under professor Cornelia Bronzetti) and in 2001, a Master's degree in conducting (under Professor Dumitru Goia). He is currently on faculty at the University as lecturer in conducting and orchestral activities. He has also served as professor of violin at the legendary George Enescu School of Music, with great success.

Steven Huang
Assistant Teacher & Coordiinator

Steven Huang has conducted orchestras and operas across the United States and throughout the world, including recurring guest conductor of the National Philharomonic of Moldova and l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Ste. Trinité, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At the age of twenty-one, he served as Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate degree, as well as the Lowell House Opera, the oldest continuously running opera company in New England. He is currently on faculty as Director of Orchestral Activities at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
He has guest conducted programs with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and abroad, he has led the New Symphony Orchestra of Bulgaria; the Attergau Kultursommer Orchestra in Austria, in conjunction with the Salzburg Festival; the Jeunesses Musicales Festival Orchestra, and Pitesti Philharmonic in Romania; the “Regina Vioara” International Violin Festival Orchestra in Moldova; and L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Sainte Trinité, Haiti, where he volunteers to teach young Haitian musicians.
Mr. Huang earned the Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan as a student of Kenneth Kiesler. He twice received the Herbert von Karajan Fellowship for Young Conductors for study at the Salzburg Festival, and the Fulbright Fellowship for study at the National University of Music in Bucharest, where he was the student of Dumitru Goia.