Lelie Cristea, born into a family of professional musicians started her career at the early age of three years, studying with her father Ion-Henry Cristea, an outstanding violinist, professor and former concertmaster of the Vienna Chamber Opera. Until today these studies have a high impact on her technical and musical achievements.
Lelie completed her studies with
Liviu Casleanu - Beethoven Orchestra, Bonn -
and Prof. Mintcho Mintchev - Folkwang University, Essen.
Further influence on her professional career she got at masterclasses with Prof. Stefan Gheorgiu, Prof. Andreas Reiner,
Prof. Pavel Vernikov, Prof. Ingolf Turban and Vadim Gluzman .
Even at young age, Lelie traveled regularly as soloist and with orchestras throughout whole Europe and Asia. A remarkable highlight of her professional career was a performance in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in New Dehli.
Even though she played in the most beautiful concert halls of the world, with her actual concert program Lelie comes closer to her dream combining elements of Classical Music and outstanding Soundtracks to a new and unique music experience and takes the listener on to a very special musical journey.