The pianist Catalina Ardelean was born in Romania, where she started her musical education at the age of six, first at the Ion Vidu Music School in Timişoara and then taking her baccalaureate at the George Enescu Music Lyceum in Bucharest.
She continued her studies in Paris under the guidance of Emile Naoumoff, where she obtained a Premier Prix à lunanimité, and then in London at the Royal College of Music, with the late Irina Zaritskaya. While at the Royal College of Music she won several prizes in competitions and becoming a member of the late Lord Menuhin's 'Live Music Now! - scheme.
In her professional career, she performs as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, as well as conducting a teaching class in performance and music theory.
Numerous recitals and festivals have brought her to audiences throughout Europe, Canada and the Far East.