Adelina Oprean was born in Deva, Romania. She studied at the Bucharest School of music under the guidance of Stefan Gheorghiu, in Gstaad under Alberto Lysy and Yehudi Menuhin and under Sándor Végh at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She has won international prizes at the Bach Competition in Leipzig, at the chamber music competitions in Belgrade, Colmar and Geneva, in Eisenmatt (Joachim Competition) and London (First prize Carl Flesch Competition). From 1982 until 1986 Adelina Oprean taught at the Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad and assisted Sándor Végh in Lenk, since 1985 she has a professorship at the Basel School of Music. She has performed all around Europe, North and South America, Asia, made recordings for radio and television. Since 1997 Adelina Oprean has been a permanent member of the ARIA Quartet in Basel, one of the Switzerland’s leading quartets.