A native of Romania, Tania Aniela Moldovan started playing the violin at age six. She participated in prestigious competitions in Romania and won numerous awards. She toured in France, Germany, and Greece with several orchestras.
In 2006 Tania was awarded a full scholarship at Bowling Green State University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Performance under the guidance of Prof. Vasile Beluska. In 2015 Tania graduated from Florida State University with a Doctorate in Music where she studied with Prof. Eliot Chapo and Dr. Ben Sung. Her dissertation, “The Modern Romanian Violin School: An Analytical Introduction to Manual de Vioara by Ionel Geanta and George Manoliu” focuses on a famous violin method written during communist rule in Romania by two of the most significant Romanian pedagogues: Ionel Geanta and George Manoliu. Ms. Moldovan is a passionate teacher and her approach to teaching violin is based on the student's needs, desire, and finding the best way to help them develop as musicians. Tania has been teaching for more than a decade and currently, she teaches both privately and at the Green Willow Academy.
Ms. Moldovan is an active orchestra player and solo performer. She frequently performs with the Greenville, Chattanooga, and Pensacola Symphonies among others. She participated in numerous music festivals such as National Youth Orchestra (Romania), Ioanian Music Festival (Greece), and more recently, National Music Festival and Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, as a concertmaster. This is Tania’s third year as a String Fellow at Eastern Music Festival.