Ioana Cristina Goicea was born on the 6th of November 1992 in Bucharest into a family of musicians. She studied with Professor Mariana Sirbu at the University of Music in Leipzig, with Prof. Petru Munteanu at the University of Music in Rostock and currently she is studying with Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn at the University of Music in Hannover.
The 23 year old violinist is a laureate of the prestigious Fritz Kreisler (2014), Michael Hill (2013), ACM Trio di Trieste Chamber Music competition, German Music Instrument Fund (2013) competitions as well as the winner of the Johannes Brahms (2013) and Andrea Postacchini (2012) International violin competitions. Recently, Ioana Cristina was awarded the „Stefan Gheorghiu” special prize for the most accomplished romanian contestant at the „George Enescu” International competition 2016.
Ioana Cristina has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the George Enescu Philharmonic Bucharest, Romanian Radio National Orchestra and Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Kunitachi Symphoniker Orchestra Tokyo, I Virtuosi Italiani Chamber Orchestra, Norddeutsche Philarmonic Rostock, Moldavian State Philharmonic Chisinau, Concertino Ensemble Rostock, to name just a few.
The young violonist already performed a large number of recitals and solo concerts in renowned venues, such as St Martin-in-the-Fields London, Wiener Konzerthaus Romanian Athenaeum, Hamburger Rathaus – Kaisersaal, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi Trieste, Townhall Auckland, Duncan Hall of the Rice University Houston and performed at festivals: Mecklemburg-Vorpommern Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Hamburg Chamber Music Festival, Mendelssohn Festtage among others.
Ioana Cristina took part as an active participant in the masterclasses of the Kronberg Academy 2015 with prof. Mihaela Martin and was invited to perform chamber music during the prestigious „Heidelberger Frühling” Festival Academy 2016.
Ioana Cristina is playing a violin by Giambattista Guadagnini (Parma 1761), on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Foundation Hamburg.