About Lelie


Lelie Cristea was born into a family of professional musicians. She started her career at the early age of three years. LELIE studied with her father Ion-Henry Cristea, an outstanding violinist, professor and former concertmaster of the Vienna Chamber Opera. Until today these studies have an extremely high impact on her technical and musical skills.

Lelie´s recordings and her YouTube Channel, in which she performs a large variety of virtuoso classical pieces and soundtracks, gives an impressive insight into her work as a top performing violinist.

She started her studies at university with Liviu Casleanu in a program for young gifted violinists followed by
studying with Prof. Mintcho Mintchev at the Folkwang University of Arts and masterclasses with other renowned Violinists such as
Prof. Stefan Gheorghiu, Prof. Pavel Vernikov, Prof. Andreas Reiner, Prof. Ingolf Turban and Vadim Gluzman.

Even at young age, Lelie traveled regularly as soloist and with orchestras throughout Europe and Asia. A remarkable highlight of her professional career was a performance in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in New Dehli.

SHE PLAYED DURING THESE TOURS IN SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CONCERT HALLS, SUCH AS THE KONZERTHAUS BERLIN, VIENNA MUSIKVEREIN
AND THE ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONY. EVEN BEFORE HER STUDIES, LELIE CRISTEA HAS BEEN A SOLOIST WITH ORCHESTRA, ACCOMPANIED BY
THE NEW PHILHARMONIE WESTFALEN WITH WORKS OF WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART. FOLLOWED BY THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SINFONIA CONCERTANTE
WITH HER SISTER ANN-SOPHIE AND THE PHILHARMONIA OF THE NATIONS IN KONZERTHAUS DORTMUND .

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Lelie's numerous recordings are the result of her continuous desire to share as many wonderful masterpieces as possible with her international audience on YouTube, Instagram and SoundCloud in order to touch as many people as possible with her music.

WITH HER CONCERT PROGRAM, LELIE GETS VERY CLOSE TO HER GOAL TO MELT CLASSICAL MUSIC AND FILM MUSIC TO A UNIQUE AND EXITING SOUND EXPERIENCE TAKING HER AUDIENCE INTO A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE GENRES.