Gabriela-Anca Baciu Vincent
Gabriela-Anca Baciu Vincent, a native of Romania, is currently the co-manager for one of the Ann Taylor stores in Indiana and in training for store management. An accomplished musician, she earned music degrees in Romania and the U.S.
She attended the High School of the Arts in Lasi, Romania, from 1992-1995 and then attended the George Enescu University of the Arts, where she completed a BA in choral conducting and piano in 2000. She also graduated with a degree in theology at the Adventist Theological Institute in Bucharest.
From 1996-2001, Vincent conducted the Pro Musica Chorale in Romania, a choir that won numerous awards in national music competitions and produced two recordings (www.intercer.net/promusica). Also a composer, she won first prize in 1997 and in 2001 at the National Music Contests in Ploiesti and Brasov, respectively.
In 2001, following completion of a master's degree in choral conducting at the National University of Music in Bucharest, she came to the U.S., where she received a Performer's Certificate in organ from La Sierra University. A member of the American Guild of Organists, she worked as a minister of music at Pomona Adventist Church in Pomona, California, and also at the First Baptist Church in Corona. She also taught group and private lessons in piano.
While residing in California, Vincent released a CD featuring the 2001 Christmas Concert presented by the First Congregational Church in Riverside and was the accompanist on a recording featuring Hugh Roland, soloist.
Sources: Resume provided by Gabriela-Anca Baciu Vincent, 2007; Email update, 18 July 2009.