Principal Second Violin*
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 2 year old 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
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