Cristian Ganicenco has distinguished himself as an international soloist and Principal Trombonist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which he was appointed in 1999. Cristian Ganicenco holds degrees from the National Academy of Music (Bucharest, Romania), Carnegie Mellon University, and attended Rutgers University. During those years, he studied with Byron McCulloh and Joseph Alessi. In October 2003, he made his solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing Creston’s “Fantasy” for Trombone and Orchestra. His solo CD album “Beyond Oblivion” received critical acclaim in the American Record Guide. Mr. Ganicenco has performed extensively around the world and has participated in numerous international music festivals, including Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Sao Paolo, Milan, and Paris. In demand as a recitalist and lecturer, he has given master classes at universities and colleges throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Ganicenco performs exclusively on Edwards Trombones and Greg Black Mouthpieces.

FG Brass


Trumpet player Elisabeth Fessler (Germany, Harmonic Brass Quintet, Staatl. Hochschule für Musik Trossingen) and Trombonist Cristian Ganicenco, (Principal, Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops), introduce you to creative and effective ways of playing chamber music. They have set out to prove that playing chamber music has no boundaries, musically or geographically.

To listen to recording projects visit their YouTube channel Fessler/Ganicenco at:

To listen to the latest album release visit them on Spotify, iTunes or other streming platforms:


All musicians hold the key to becoming their own success story, and they will share with you step-by-step instructions on how to develop and improve your technique and musicianship with the help of chamber music and technology. The masterclasses cover a wide range of topics, including how to master your own instruments with efficient practicing techniques, how to spot and fix technical problems and be in complete control of your progress, and how to use the digital audio workstation Pro Tools to do either room as well as multitrack recordings. They will demonstrate how to create music with a loop station, how to record yourself (multi-tracking), and how to play and record chamber music with anyone around the globe from the comfort of your own home. Students will participate in a recording project at the end of the masterclass.https://www.youtube.com/embed/I0iFPbydYmQ

Loop Station Recitals

Expanding on the multitrack recordings, they introduced a live loop station recital program called “Loop the classics”, with brand new arrangements and original pieces by themselves. With Canon by Johann Pachelbel, Dido’s Lament by Henry Purcell, Libertango by Astor Piazolla as well as their own composition for Loop Station, trumpet and trombone, they created something new in the world of classical music. https://www.youtube.com/embed/idoNpBNJHi0

Solo projects

Elisabeth and Cristian tour the world as soloists. Their repertoire includes original pieces for trumpet and trombone with piano, wind ensemble, or orchestra accompaniment as well as own compositions and arrangements for trumpet and trombone with loop station and solo pieces for each instrument.

Excerpt from the repertoire list:

Joseph Turrin – Fandango for Solo Trumpet and Trombone
Herbert L. Clarke – Cousins for Trumpet and Trombone
Eric Ewazen - Double Concerto for Trumpet and Trombone
J. Pachelbel - Canon in D major for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
H. Arlen - Over the Rainbow for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
C. Ganicenco - Frame for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
E. Fessler - Down the Stream for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
J. Pachelbel - Canon in D for Trumpet Trombone and Loop Station
H. Purcell - Dido's Lament (from Dido & Aeneas) for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
A. Piazolla - Libertango for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
A. Piazolla - Oblivion for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
R. Djawadi - Game of Thrones (Main Themen) for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
H. Arlen - Over the Rainbow for Trumpet, Trombone and Loop Station
J.N. Hummel, Arr. P. Egge - J.N. Hummel in Los Angeles, der Trompeterin Elisabeth Fessler gewidmet
J.N. Hummel - Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
V. Brandt - Concert Piece No. 2




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"Beyond Oblivion"


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