"Praised for her "playing with passion" (The Boston Globe), violinist Olga Caceànova is a laureate of 2011 Hudson Valley String Competition and the recipient of the 2009 Saint Botolph Club Foundation Career Artists Grant. She is also the winner of 2005 Kiev International Violin Competition, 2002 Sinai Competition in Romania and 2000 Luxembourg International violin Competition. Olga has made a name for herself as „a self-assured performer with great poise", as described by leading critics.
Her repertoire ranges from baroque and classical to new commissions. Having a great interest in new music, Olga will be performing numerous newly written compositions written especially for her. She has a great affinity towards her Moldavian roots that vitalize her interpretations up to the point
that once made The Boston Musical Intelligencer write: "Make a bee-line to the venue...if you see Caceanova's name on a billboard or in a calendar!"
Olga is also very passionate about chamber music and has collaborated with musicians such as - Bruno Canino, Donald Weilerstein, The Atrium String Quartet, Roger Tapping, Gunther Albers, Kirill Troussov, Michael Gurt, The Brentano String Quartet, Pierre Amoyal, Alan R. Kay,composer Philippe Hersant, Anthony Marwood, Robert Levin, Jean-Michel Fontaneau, Evan Solomon, Merima Ključo, Michael Kanen, David Dubal to name a few.
Olga has also worked with John Corigliano and chamber orchestra " Kremlin" on his piece " Red Violin Suite" which has been played in many concert halls in the US.
Conductors she has collaborated with include - Julian Pellicano, Benjamin Zander, Israel Yinon, Federico Cortese, Michael Sanderling, Antonio Mendez, Joshua Weilerstein, Gunther Albers among many others.
This season Olga is scheduled to play at the Bundesrat Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg ( Berlin),Piano Salon Christophori ( Berlin), Mantova Chamber Music Festival, Jeunesses Music Festival in Bucharest ( Romania), as well as she will be performing Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto at the Nikolaisaal Potsdam under the baton of Gunther Albers.
Highlights of Olga's recent engagements include recitals at the Carnegie Hall (New York), Lausanne Conservatoire ( Lausanne, Switzerland), Tonhalle Zurich, Philharmonie Berlin,Casino Saal of the Goethe University under the baton of Michael Sanderling ( Frankfurt Am Main), Oxford College (USA), Elmira College (USA), Yellow Barn Festival (USA) , Galeazza, (Italy), Corte Eremo (Italy) and Chicago Radio concert series (USA) .She also performed works by E.Granados ( Spain) at the Cervantes Institute in NYC at the David Dubal's New York Times Classical Radio Station (WQXR) concert series.
Born in Chisinau ( Moldova), Olga studied with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston (USA).
Olga owns a violin by Gulbrand Enger , circa 1874 ( Copenhagen, Paris), plays a G.B.Guadagnini violin generously provided by a private benefactor and a Cuniot-Hury bow ( France)