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Ganicenco has earned acclaim both
as an International soloist and as Principal Trombonist with the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, where he was appointed in the fall of
In demand as
a recitalist and performing
artist for Edwards Instrument Company, Mr. Ganicenco has given master
classes at universities and colleges throughout United States and
Europe and has been a featured artist at the International
Women’s Brass Conference and the Raphael Mendez Brass
Institute festival. In 2010, Mr. Ganicenco will be the featured soloist
at Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington D.C., and Rekkenze Brass's
summer brass course and music festival at
Haus Marteau, Bayreuth in Germany.
Ganicenco began musical studies in his
native Iasi, Romania at the age of 10 years with Roman Constantin.
Later on as a student at the Military School of Music and the famous
George Enescu School of Music Cristian Ganicenco won numerous prizes
and awards in all major national solo competitions in Romania.
He made his
solo debut with the Romanian
Youth Orchestra playing Handel’s Concerto in F Minor. Mr.
Ganicenco graduated from the prestigious Academy of Music in Bucharest
prior to winning the audition with the Romanian National Radio
In 1994, Mr.
Ganicenco was awarded the
Lifetime Soros Foundation Award and Grant to continue his studies in
the United States with Byron McCulloh at Carnegie Mellon University
where he graduated in 1997 with a Master’s Degree in Trombone
Performance. During this time, Mr. Ganicenco also studied with Joseph
Alessi, Principal Tromobone of the New York Philharmonic. In 1996
Cristian Ganicenco was the first prize winner of the Pittsburgh Concert
Society Competition. Prior to joining the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, he was enrolled in a Doctoral program at Rutgers University.
2003, Mr. Ganicenco made his
critically acclaimed solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
performing Creston’s, “Fantasy” for
Trombone and Orchestra.
Cristian Ganicenco was invited to
play with Zubin Mehta and the Super World Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan
along with other principal players from Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago
Symphony, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Munich
Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philadelphia
Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Concertgebouw, etc.
Ganicenco’s recent solo CD
album “Beyond Oblivion” received critical acclaim
In American Record Guide, and has been the CD Baby’s
editor’s Peak List as well as Top Seller List.
Ganicenco has been invited to
performed extensively around the world and has participated in numerous
International Festivals in: Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Sao Paolo,
Milan, Paris, etc.
Ganicenco is a founding member of
concert:nova, a fresh and dynamic chamber music ensemble that blends
together the traditional and contemporary with an inspired visual twist
to explore a modern, kinetic and powerful new concert experience in
Ganicenco, performs exclusively on
Edwards trombones, and Greg Black mouthpieces.
Ganicenco is available for solo
appearances, recitals, master classes and clinics.