Oana Rusu Tomai, pianist, was born in Cluj, Romania. She has been the recipient of prestigious scholarships and grants and performed solo and chamber music concerts in Eastern Europe and across the United States. In 2005 she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature Degree from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. where she held the coveted position of teaching assistant. Her major teacher was acclaimed pianist and pedagogue Rebecca Penneys; she has been coached by renown pianists Gabriel Chodos, Edward Auer and Macolm Bilson. Additionally, she has studied at Indiana University, Aspen Music School and Festival, Debrecen Festival and Pecs Music School in Hungary. Oana is the artistic director of the Romanian-American Chamber Concerts and Arts - ROCCA which return annually to Nordstrom Recital Hall of the Benaroya Hall. She is also artistic director of the Fountainhead Presents: Classical Concerts at Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle. Oana is co-founder of the e-commerce social marketplace Konnectclub.com which promotes concerts and arts events around Seattle. Currently Oana is involved in studying and performing music from Eastern Europe and especially the music of Romania's most acclaimed composer, George Enescu.