Born in 1979, Anca-Elena Păduraru started studying music with Tatiana Pocinoc and Mircea Dan Răducanu. Prizes got during school years, as well as a tour in Germany next by other young Romanian musicians made her go further, to Bucharest. At National University of Music she studied piano performance with Delia Pavlovici.

After graduading, she composed much, meanwhile learning jazz or writing theatre and film scenarios. In 2007 she was back to performance, building projects as Johnny Răducanu recital, Preludes by Claude Debussy, Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus by Olivier Messiaen, playing next by orchestra in Concert nr.4 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Concert in G by Maurice Ravel.

In 2016 she was accepted as Erasmus student at "Joseph Haydn" Konservatorium des Landes Burgenland of Eisenstadt, where she studied with pianist Ralf Heiber.

Her works are influenced by poetry of William Blake or Georg Trakl and free jazz.