After completing his Master of Music Degree in double bass performance (with Arizona State University), Ovidiu Lucian Manolache is working on his Doctorate at Texas Tech University under Dr. Mark Morton guidance. He graduated from University of Arts “George Enescu” in Iaşi, Romania. He won the 2-nd place in the finals of National Olympics in Odorheiul Secuiesc, Harghita, Romania, and participated in The International Contest for Double Bass “Joseph Prunner” 1-st edition, 2002, Bucharest, Romania. He was the student of Wolfgang Guettler in Germany for 2 years, and in USA, Ovidiu became the student of Cătălin Rotaru, one of the most well-known double bass professor and player. During the years, he was member of the following orchestras and musical assemblies: The Symphonic Orchestra of Filarmonica „Moldova” in Iaşi, Romania (2002-2004), The Philarmonic Orchestra in Reutlinghen, Germany, (2004-2005), Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (2010-2012), Clear-Lake Symphony and Galveston Symphony (2011-2017).