Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence

June 26 – July 31, 2021

Ioana Galu

IOANA GALU, a native of Romania, has enjoyed a national and international career in Europe and the U.S. Formerly assistant professor of violin and chamber music at Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj, Romania, Galu has also been on the faculty at Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University, and the College of Wooster. In August 2016, Galu joined the University of South Dakota and is a member of the Rawlins Piano Trio. Galu has been on EMF’s faculty since 2004. A graduate of Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Galu earned a second master’s degree in violin performance from Bowling Green State University, an Artist Diploma from University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music and a doctorate in Contemporary Music from Bowling Green State University. In 2014, Galu performed the world premiere of Marilyn Shrude’s violin concerto Libro D’Ore with the Central Ohio Symphony and the European premiere with the Sibiu State Philharmonic in Romania. She gave the U.S. premiere and recorded the concerto for Albany Records. In December 2015, Galu premiered “Elegy for Peter” for viola solo, commissioned in memory of cellist Peter Kozma. In April 2016, she premiered “Unrest” for amplified violin, tape and percussion, co-written with percussionist Bridget Slone. The work expresses Galu’s personal reflections on the Romanian Revolution of 1989.