Dina Leini was born in 1980 in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan. At the age of 4, she began studying the violin at a music school with the famous teacher Mikhail Fradkin. In 1999, she graduated from the “Zhubanov” specialist music school. In 2003, she graduated with the highest score from the Kurmangazy State Conservatory.
As she was earning her diploma, Dina performed as a soloist with the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and became laureate of various Kazakhstani and international competitions. Still in Kazakhstan, for over 2 years, she was a member of the 1st violins section of the State Chamber Ensemble “Camerata of Kazakhstan”.
In 2003, her professional life took her to Germany. Dina entered the Munich Higher School of Music in the class of Professor J. Ellerman. She earned her diploma in 2005. 2 years of further study followed, and she successfully completed her postgraduate studies.
While in Germany, Dina was in demand as an educator, specializing in early learning, instilling love for music in young children at several schools. She remained active as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Dina was working with the Munich Symphony Orchestra when she learned about the recruitment for the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. A successful audition took place in Munich and she was selected from hundreds of applicants to join the newest orchestra in the Middle East.
As one of the founding members of the QPO, she has been a member of the first violin section since 2008.