Codruta is the founder and festival director of ARTmania, one of Romania most established events with its 14th edition scheduled for 2019, promoting mainly rock and metal acts. She is also director and founder of Blaj aLive Festival, launched in 2013, which focuses on alternative and electronic music. These two boutique festivals are hosted in Transylvania, the western, historical region of Romania. In 2017, Codruta and her team launched the East European Music Conference with the aim of starting a healthy debate between the Romanian music private sector, international experts and the state authorities, in the context of a market that has witnessed extremely rapid growth in recent years. Raised in the spirit of art and with passion of music, Codruta holds a bachelor degree in Art Photography and a master degree in Art History, from the National University of Arts in Bucharest. In 2017 she started her doctoral research which will see her examine “Festival culture and public policies at national & European level”.