Cristina Ioan is a Romanian flutist and is a doctoral student at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. She began her musical training at age 6 at the Ploiesti Vocational School where she completed in 1999. She graduated in Flute in 2004 at the Bucharest National Music University with renowned flutist and teacher Virgil Francu. She won several awards and scholarships including a grant for doctoral studies from the Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal. In her activity as an instrumentalist she took part in several concerts as a soloist and as a member of orchestras and chamber groups in Romania, France and Portugal in places such as Casa da Música, ESMAE-IPP, Foz Palace with some of its recitals been transmitted by public radio stations.