Mihaela Frusina, violin, was born in Bucharest, Romania. Before coming to Houston to study with Sergiu Luca at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, she received a high school diploma in Violin Performance from the George Enescu Conservatory. Frusina earned both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Shepherd School. She played with the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera orchestras before joining the Houston Symphony in 1995. Her sister, Rodica Gonzalez, is also a member of the orchestra’s violin section.