Ala Jojatu joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's violin section at the start of the 2011-12 season. Previously, Jojatu was a regular extra player with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras, and has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New World Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, New England String Ensemble, Portland Symphony in Maine, and as concertmaster of the Indian Hill Orchestra. Born in Moldova, Jojatu began her Bachelor of Music at Bucharest National University of Music where she studied with Stefan Gheorghiu. She went on to graduate with a full scholarship from Boston Conservatory where she studied with Lynn Chang and former BSO principal second violin Marylou Speaker Churchill. Jojatu completed her Master of Music as a student of BSO concertmaster Malcolm Lowe at Boston University. She was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 2000 and 2001 and has won numerous competitions, which gave her the opportunity to perform the Sibelius violin concerto with the Moldova National Orchestra and the Berg violin concerto with the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. Jojatu and her husband, BSO cellist Mihail Jojatu, are the proud parents of Maria Luiza and Gabriel Valentin.