Adelina Oprean was born in Deva, Romania. She studied at the Conservatory of Bucharest under 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 Yehudi Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, assisted Sándor Végh in Lenk and since 1985 has held a professorship at the Basel Music Academy.
She has performed in Europe, America, South America and Asia as well as recording for radio and television.
Since 1997, Adelina has been a permanent member of the ARIA quartet in Basel, one of Switzerland’s leading quartets.