Romanian-born violist Yvonne Creanga enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. She has taught violin, viola and chamber music at University of Arizona School of Music, University of California, Irvine and Vanguard University in California as well as at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Since 2000 she has been a member of the Tucson Symphony. In addition to her private studio, Yvonne recently founded the Chamber Music Academy for Adults and is a co-founder of the brand new Young Artists in Chamber Music. In addition, she has created the first southern Arizona Viola Plus Institute in conjunction with the ASTA AZ.
Yvonne has performed at the Spoleto Festivals, the Settimane Musicale Senese, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and with Alexander Schneider’s New York String Orchestra. Her ensembles have won prizes at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, the Accademia Chigiana, and the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau. An accomplished orchestral musician, Yvonne was a member of Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra and has played with the Cincinnati, Colorado, American, New Jersey symphonies as well as the New York City Opera. Ms. Creanga studied at both the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Music. She is proud to include Raphael Hillyer, Riccardo Brengola and The Tokyo String Quartet among her teachers.