Romanian-Canadian violinist Odette Creanga-Kurth trained as a violinist at the Bucharest National University of Music, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the Boston University School of Music, and at the Aspen Festival and Spoleti Festival dei due Mondi. Her teachers include Dorothy Delay, Kurt Sassmanshaus, Peter Zazofsky, Eugene Lehner, Varujan Cozighian, Radu Ungureanu, the Lasalle Quartet, and the Muir Quartet. She also trained as a teacher at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Education. As a high school student, she won First Prize in the Romanian National Music Competition in both 1977 and 1979, and in 1984 she won the Starling Music Competition in Cincinnati. She has had a dual career as both an orchestral violinist and string orchestra teacher.