Ariana Arcu began her cello studies at the age of seven in Cluj, Romania. Mrs. Arcu studied at the “George Enescu” Music Conservatory in Bucharest, Romania and earned her Master and Doctoral degrees in the U.S., from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Mrs. Arcu has appeared in numerous solo and chamber music recitals and was featured several times as a soloist with orchestras in Romania and the U.S. In 2000, she was invited to be a guest-recording artist on The Scorpions’ album Acoustica and toured with them in South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and throughout Europe. Currently, Mrs. Arcu holds the assistant principal cello position with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the faculty at the University of North Alabama, Alabama A&M, and Oakwood University.