Member: 2006

Aurelia Duca also goes by the nickname, Aurica.

What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
I’m from Moldova, a very small country in Eastern Europe.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
I love kids and I think I would enjoy being a pediatrician.

What do you do in your spare time (other than practice!)?
Spend time with my husband and my daughter.

What is your favorite thing about being a professional musician?
Playing different repertoire every week. Being a violinist has also given me the opportunity to travel the world and meet new people.

What sport(s) do you participate in?
I love tennis and I try to play whenever I have free time.

Do you have a favorite team?
Not really. My husband is from Boston and occasionally I watch Red Sox games.

What is your favorite food?
I don’t have a favorite food but I do love Asian food.

Who is your favorite composer?
There are too many to choose from. Probably Rachmaninov.

Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, Germany; Conservatorio di l’Aquila, Italy; Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy