Born in Ploiesti, Romania, to a family of musicians, Adriana Cristea started playing the violin at the age of five, under the guidance of her parents. She has won 27 national and international prizes in competitions, including the 1st prize, the special prize and the George Enescu medal at Remember Enescu International Violin Competition.
In 2015 she completed her Masters Degree with Distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Professor Yossi Zivoni. She was kindly supported by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music with a full scholarship.
Her career as a soloist and recitalist includes concerts in Austria, France, Holland, Italy, Lebanon, Romania and in the United Kingdom, in venues including: St.Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Church Piccadilly in London, the Romanian Atheneum in Bucharest, and many more.
Her performances in International Music Festivals, include The International Holland Music Sessions in Holland in 2016, 2015 and 2010, and George Enescu Festival in Romania in 2011 and 2007.
She has also performed as soloist with orchestras including: Young European Musicians Orchestra, Paul Constantinescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Beirut Chamber Orchestra and many more.
In January 2018 she has launched her first recital project called 'Romania With Love' dedicated to Classical Romanian Music inspired by Traditional Romanian Folk Music, in London, UK, in both violin and piano and solo violin formats, making her own musical arrangements. Her future engagements for the 2018/2019 season include recitals in the UK in London and many more.