Mihaela Cesa Goje Biography

Mihaela Cesa - Goje

In December 2016 Mihaela debuted with Dallas Opera selected out of 156 candidates for the Women Conducting Institute and in April 2017 she will work in residence at San Francisco Opera in partnership with the Adler Fellows.

 Mihaela has gained widespread attention in 2011 as the winner of the Dudamel Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Also in 2011, Mihaela was selected out of 160 candidates for a masterclass with Bernard Haitink and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

In 2009 she was awarded the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship founded by Marin Alsop occasion on which she debuted with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Hartford Symphony and in 2010 she was awarded Women Conductor Grant from the League of American Orchestras.

Also in 2003 Mihaela received the "Sandor Vegh Prize" from the Romanian Mozart Society for an outstanding performance of Mozart's "Der Schauspiele Direktor" at the Cluj National Opera, Romania. In 2009, she was selected as one of the three young Romanian conductors to debut at the Romanian Athenaeum, the most important concert hall in Romania.

In 2005 Mihaela completed her PGDip in Choral Conducting and Church Music at RAM under the mentorship of Patrick Russil. At graduation was awarded the Irene Burcher Prize.

She also graduated BMus, MMus and PhD in Conducting at Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj Napoca, Romania studying with Florentin Mihaescu.

In Romania she guest conducted most Philharmonic Orchestras and in April 2017 she will make her debut at Radio Bucharest Chamber Orchestra. Starting 2014 Mihaela is regularly invited to Cluj National Opera. Currently she holds the position of PhD Assistant Proff. at Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj Napoca.