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.