Winner of the 2009 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, MIHAELA CESA-GOJE has been the recipient of several other conducting prizes and awards. The most recent is the 2010 Women Conductor Grant from the League of American Orchestras. Also, in 2003 she was awarded the "Sandor Vegh Prize" by the Romanian Mozart Society for an outstanding performance of Mozart's "Der Schauspiel Direktor" at the Cluj National Opera, Romania. In 2005, she completed her Conducting Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was awarded the Irene Burcher Prize. In 2009, she was selected as one of the three young Romanian conductors to debut at the Romanian Athenaeum, the most important concert hall in Romania.
Her conducting mentor is Maestra Marin Alsop, she also studied with Harold Farberman, Gustav Meier and Florentin Mihaescu.
Cesa-Goje is currently the Conductor of the Harmonia Cordis International Classical Guitar Festival.
Mihaela has appeared as guest conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Hartford Symphony,
Transylvania State Philharmonic, Sibiu Philharmonic, Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic, Oradea Philharmonic, Targu Mures Philharmonic.
She is a champion of contemporary music and has been involved in the presentation of many world premieres by Romanian composers. In 2008, Mihaela was selected as one of seven young conductors from around the world to participate in the prestigious Cabrillo Festival Conductors Workshop, California.
In April 2011 Mihaela was selected out of 160 candidates for a masterclass with Maestro Bernard Haitink with the Lucerne Festival String Orchestra.