Raluca Stancel was born in 1980 in Orastie, Romania.
She started playing the violin with her grandfather at the age of 4 and she entered the music special school Sigismund Toduta in Cluj-Napoca.
In 1999 she started to study with Professor Petru Munteanu and Professor Christoph Schickedanz at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and graduated in 2006.
From 2007 she was a permanent employee at NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg.
Raluca has been a member of the Qatar Philharmonic since February 2012.