“Angelica is up there with Celine Dion”, “…one of the most talented, professional, enthusiastic entertainers and vocalists”, “Angelic voice”, “…qualities of a world-class singer”, “I almost have no words to describe it”, “…a testament of strength, talent, beauty and hard work”, “A triple threat.” and “A real gem“, are only a few of the accolades singer/songwriter and author Angelica Ganea received over the years. Formerly trained in musical theatre and classical performance, Angelica moves through various music styles with stunning fluidity. From her wide vocal range, to her unique sound exuding sweet vulnerability and Disney-like qualities, to the controlled strength bursting out at just the right time within her performances, but mostly to the candid display of passion and love for what she does, make Angelica Ganea a truly one of a kind performer.
This is Angelica Ganea, a singer/songwriter and author, and this is the story behind her life-long musical journey…
Angelica’s roots lie in the shores of the Blue Danube in Romania in the town of Galati. Her stage experience started when she was 6 years old, with music and dance studies as the main focus of her childhood days— at only 8 years old, Angelica was already “at home” singing with an orchestra. In parallel, she also joined the country’s top acapella children choir, and became their youngest member. Performing with the choir for over 6 years had an important impact on her future vocal career, as it helped her develop a keen ear for sound and harmonies.
At the age of 19 Angelica went on to win first place at a national singing competition and received instant recognition as one of the most talented rising stars in the country. It was not long before some of Romania’s top songwriters began showing interest in working with her— soon she was performing in live TV shows and touring the country. Having a consistent desire to learn and develop, Angelica decided to enrol in university to study Musical Theatre. For the next few years she performed in theatre productions across Romania, as well as various European countries.
Several years later Angelica made a huge life changing decision to make Canada her new home— a decision which abruptly faced her with a fork in the road. Despite the hardships that came with leaving behind her family and everything she’d built since she was a child, Angelica recognized the vast possibilities that came along with moving to such a beautiful country. Her career seemed to be in the past now, but deep in her heart Angelica knew she could never deny who she really was— she decided that she would stay focused on her inner self, the place she would later discover was the inspiration for her music and words.
Resourcefulness, persistence, and an enormous amount of self-discipline were Angelica’s closest companions over the next decade. She found herself in a foreign country, not knowing how to speak the language and with a cloudy future ahead of her. But Angelica is— simply— not a quitter. Bills needed to be paid, and she decided to study Fitness at Seneca College in Toronto and became a personal trainer. Making sure she was vocally in shape for the time she would again put it into practice, she continued her vocal training as an occasional student at the Royal Conservatoire in Toronto.
The challenges that come naturally with immigrating to a foreign continent forced Angelica to look deep inside, where she ultimately found her own seeds of creativity— she discovered within herself a deep passion for songwriting and the written word. Today she is, once again, fully pursuing her singing, enchanting audiences with her unique sound. She is the recipient of the Award of Excellence from Canpak Chamber of Commerce Canada. In 2011 Angelica wrote and produced her first original music CD Remember Who You Are. The CD is accompanied by a short stories book titled The Story Behind the Song, a compilation of heart felt stories Angelica wrote and used as inspiration to write the music on her album. In 2015 she released the single Ave Maria, shortly followed by Sacred, a CD with classical favourites. Angelica is also the author of Habits Rule You: One Simple Answer to Achieving Your Nutrition & Fitness Goals, published October 2017.
Angelica Ganea’s story is not about her growing up on stage; it’s not about her passion for music and words or the commitment to her dream. It’s not even about the girl who once experienced fame and had to give it up. Her story is about faith, hope, willpower, and liberation. Her story is about giving up everything, while holding onto the fact that once you are faithful to your passion— once faithful to who you really are—you have the strength to rise and start all over again.
“I was privileged to watch Angelica perform during the Toronto International Film Festival and she is a spectacular singer. I would be interested in collaborating with her in the near future for she is a very talented and inspiring artist.”
— Richard Rionda Del Castro, CEO & Chairman of Hannibal Pictures
“Angelica has an amazing voice and is up there with Lara Fabian and Celine Dion.”
— Frank Peterson, co-founder of Enigma, The Gregorian Chant, Producer of Sarah Brightman
“I know when an artist exudes passion and determination; that is the passion behind the voice of Angelica. She is one of the most talented, professional, enthusiastic entertainers and vocalists in the Canadian music industry that I have ever had the pleasure of being introduced to. Her impeccable range, excellent tone & pitch impress me every single time. Angelica, I’m sure, will bring new and innovative contributions to the worldwide music scene.”
— Mark Berry, Chairman Attack Media Group, Canada, produced and worked with Duran Duran, David Bowie, Carly Simon, Kool & The Gang, Billy Idol
“Wow, what an incredible singer… I’m lucky I didn’t have to do my speech after her performance. She choked me up...”
— Jack Layton, Leader of NDP, Canada
“Angelica has a unique ability to express herself with her angelic voice that touches the listener’s heart. She is everyone’s dream. Read her book. Sit back and experience her singing. I’m sure she will be one of the greats of this decade. We are thrilled to have her as a regular guest as she makes the climb.”
— Senator Holland Redfield, Host of Straight Talk with Redfield, WSTX, VI
“Angelica is a truly inspired individual who has broken cultural barriers through her singing. She has the qualities of a world-class singer. Her captivating voice, talent and sweet personality are key characteristics that distinguish her. We are honoured to award Angelica with the Canpak Award of Excellence.”
— Dr. S. Hashmi, RPA, H.D., CEO Canpak Chamber of Commerce, Canada
“What in incredible singer and what an inspirational story... People from all over the world will hear of you and will be so inspired to take charge and make a positive change in their lives. I predict we will hear a lot more of you in the next year here in the United States.”
—Garry Sutton, Host of York’s Morning News Radio Show, WSBA910, PA
“Angelica, you continue to fascinate me with your voice, your interpretation and last but not least with your beauty. I am very proud of your accomplishments, especially of the release of your CD and Book Remember Who You Are - the Story Behind the Song. I wish you continued success; I’m looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Much love, Titus Munteanu.”
—Titus Munteanu, TV Producer, filmmaker and European television celebrity designer, winner of the "Silver Rose" Award, Montreux, Switzerland, Bucharest, Romania
“The singer Angelica is irreplaceable for the project we are doing, “Anthem of Life”. She is one in a million and the answers to our prayers.”
—Markus Rothkranz, Author of Heal Yourself 101, Heal Your Face, maker of documentary Free Food and Medicine
“It was a pleasure to have you perform and sign copies of your Book& CD Remember Who You Are in our store. Our customers enjoyed the music and we received complements for offering them such a musical delight. Your personality and level of professionalism made coordinating this event easy. I am certain that your musical abilities will be bringing joy to millions.”
—Renee Carter, Manager Barnes & Noble Bookstore Marina Del Rey, L.A.
“Angelica what an unbelievable person and artist you are! Your music is incredibly beautiful to say the least; I almost have no words to describe it. And now during our interview we discovered you are so much more than this amazing singer/songwriter. You are such an inspired person…did you ever think of being a motivational speaker? We feel so blessed to have you on our show and are looking forward to having you on again.”
—Dennis Kelly, co-Host of The Saturday Night Ride Radio Show, 89.5 FM
“Angelica, your CD and Book are incredible and beautiful. I've been listening to your CD for the past few days and I'm pretty sure I have each song memorized. Your voice is truly magnificent. I'm thrilled and even more excited to have you a guest on our show.”
—Zita Ost, Producer, co-Host of The Buzz with Scotty and Zita, MN
“Your CD and Book are absolutely wonderful. What an incredible idea! Thank you for a wonderful interview. We all agree, you sing like an Angel. I pray that God will continue to bless you and prosper you. It has been our pleasure.”
—Stephanie Miles, Producer Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Radio Talk Show with former Mayor Carl E. Officer, WQQX 1490 AM, U.S.A.
“Angelica it was a pleasure having you on the show. It was a great success and people are writing me to ask how I heard of you. They love your voice. You are a testament of strength, talent, beauty and hard work.”
—Jacqueline Foreman, Host of Your Mental Health Radio Talk Show, NJ
“A triple threat.”
—Inside Halton Newspaper, Canada
“Let’s turn our attention to the rejoicing we need to be doing for all those bright spiritual lights among us who uplift, inspire, bring hope and beauty, and sing of a future worth living for. Canada, you are lucky to have her.”
—C.K. Hunter, Alternative News Report, “Presenting Canadian vocalist Angelica”
“And then, all of a sudden, I stumbled upon a real gem: Angelica. She was singing live on a raised patio during the TIFF. All I could say was WOW! I was so stunned by her talent and poise. She is a pop and classical singer and she sings opera like very few people in the world. She could go on the same stage with Andrea Bocelli today and I’m sure she wouldn’t feel out of place at all. She is amazing.”
—David Farrell, FYI Music News Editor, “Morning coffee with David Farrell
“My wife and I really enjoyed Angelica’s performance and we are looking forward to listening to her CD.”
—Armand P. La Barge, O.O.M. Chief of Police, York Regional Police
“On behalf of the Nobleton Lions Club, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful evening of song and music. Our guests commented on Angelica's beautiful voice and how great of an entertainer she was. Thanks again for your kindness”.
—Lion Michael Gray-Wheeler on behalf of The Gala Committee Gala Chair, 1st Vice President Nobleton Lions Club
“On behalf of the Sculptors Society of Canada I want to thank you ever so much for your gracious performance at Festive Spirits. You helped to set the ambiance for the evening! It was a pleasure to meet you – especially for our members and guests!!! Your voice is such a gift!!”
—Judy D., Sculptors Society of Canada