Alina Rotaru studied piano and choral conducting at the music conservatory in her hometown of Bucharest. It was there that she came into contact with Early Music and founded her first ensemble.
After moving to Germany in 1999, she studied harpsichord with Siegbert Rampe and Wolfgang Kostujak in Duisburg, Carsten Lohff and Detlef Bratschke in Bremen and Bob van Asperen in Amsterdam.
She is the winner of the 6th Biagio Marini Early Music Competition. Further to this, she both teaches masterclasses and performs worldwide. Currently, Alina Rotaru is based at the University of the Arts in Bremen as a harpsichord instructor.