Rodica Filipoi Jeffrey has been a member of the second violin section of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2010. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and attributes her love of orchestral playing to her formative years in the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
Rodica has enjoyed performing with orchestras in North America and internationally. Prior to her position with the WSO, she was the assistant concertmaster and acting concertmaster of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, acting second violin of the Oregon Symphony, and a member of the Eugene Symphony and Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestras. She has appeared with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and the Seoul Philharmonic. Summer festival experience includes the Colorado, Britt, Sunriver, and Bear Valley Music Festivals. With her orchestral experience, Rodica has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls and venues, including Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, and Jordan Hall, among others.
As a chamber musician, Rodica performs regularly with the Rembrandt String Quartet and has collaborated with musicians at the Clear Lake Chamber and Marrowstone Music Festivals. Her teaching experience includes private lessons, Sistema Winnipeg, and the Mini Rosie, Cadenza, and Marrowstone summer music programs.
Rodica wishes to thank all her teachers and mentors for their guidance over the course of her musical training. She had the privilege of being inspired by Kathryn Lucktenberg, Gregory Fulkerson, Carol Sindell, Pierre D’Archambeau, Zoltan Nanassy, and Ruthann B. McKenzie (who always ended the violin lesson with stickers and Goldfish crackers.)
Rodica enjoys various pursuits in her free time, including spending time with her family, going for walks, bike rides, and watercolour painting.