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Vivid and passionate violinist.
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Romanian-born UK-based soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and violin teacher, Adriana Cristea combines her passion, expression, expertise, perseverance and talent into a multifaceted and fruitful career. In January 2018 she launched her first recital project called Romania With Love dedicated to classical Romanian music with folk influences, promoted both online and in recitals in the UK. Her second and third projects dedicated to solo violin music, Journey with Bach and Fiddler With Musical Passport were launched in July 2018 and January 2020. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, she has played in numerous solo concerts and recitals in Europe and the Middle East, in venues including: Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, St.Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Church Piccadilly in London, and the Romanian Atheneum in Bucharest. Born to a family of musicians and started to play the violin at the age of five, Adriana has been the recipient of many prizes including the 1st prize, the special prize and the George Enescu medal at Remember Enescu International Violin Competition. She has also been a laureate of Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, which has given her the opportunity to debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2020. Her future engagements for 2020-2021 season include concerts in the UK.

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I can perform outdoors
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical
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Concert, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise
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Other skills:
Transcription, Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

This should be ok, as long as you let me know before booking travel tickets (where necessary). Otherwise, this is to be discussed by email.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need around 1 hour for set-up and sound check before the performance.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, apart of the piano, which is usually provided by the venue, in case of violin and piano performances.


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£360


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David M, 1 year ago

On 20 February 2020, as part of Aylesbury's lunchtime series, Adriana Cristea and Mina Beldimanescu (with discrete national clothing) delighted a large but very damp audience - it was the kind of weather concert promoters dread - with a beautifully put together hour of music from their native land: From Romania With Love. We dried off quickly to a mix of violin and piano solos and duos, comprising - with one exception - pieces which few of us can have heard or known about. But the selection offered contrasts of earthy folk dancing, stomping and high-flying, as well as fantasy, poignancy, loss and staunch courage. Adriana and Mina introduced the music effectively, and their playing was fearlessly on top of every note. They ended with Bartok's ubiquitous Romanian Dances, in totally idiomatic performances. You could smell the soil. Nothing but praise was heard as the audience left. Hugely enjoyable, as well as opening a new door for the curious - and it had stopped raining! David Mulraney, Aylesbury Lunchtime Music.

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Elisabeth B, 1 year ago

Thank you for the recital you gave at All Saints, High Wycombe on Monday 30th September. The varied programme was very enjoyable and provided real light and shade. It was lovely to hear a mix of new and familiar pieces and your storytelling enhanced the experience.

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