Mădălina Petre took a degree and M.A. in Musical Performance (classical guitar) at the National University of Music, Bucharest, studying under Professor Cătălin Ștefănescu Pătrășcu, and has also studied at the Conservatorio Superior di Musica Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, under rofessor Ennio Gueratto. She is now studying for a Ph.D. at the National University of Music, Bucharest, and during the 2021-22 academic year she is studying with guitar teacher Dejan Ivanovic at the Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada (IIFA), in Evora, Portugal, as part of the Erasmus programme.
Constantly seeking perfection as an instrumentalist, Mădălina Petre has taken part in numerous competitions and festivals, where, besides performing on stage she has also attended master classes taught by Antal Pusztai, Jeremy Jouve, Judicael Peroy, Gabriel Bianco, Anabel Montesinos, Marco Tamayo, Sebastian Montes, Paulockovich Pal, Gabor Podrovsky, David Pavlovits, Liviu Georgescu, Dejan Ivanovic, Fabio Zanon, Marco Pereira, Yamandu Costa, and Elodie Bouny.
Mădălina Petre is part of a chamber trio whose other members are soprano Irina Iordăchescu and tenor Mario Vasiliu. She is a founder member of the Bucharest Guitar Quartet, with fellow classical guitarists Alexandru Mihalcea, Bogdan Cioceanu and Mădălin Antonesei. As a jazz vocalist, she founded the Mădălina Petre Jazz Quartet with guitarist Alex Man, drummer Claudiu Purcărin, and bassist Mike Alexandru.
She has taken advanced singing classes with Deborah Carter, Claron McFadden, Francien van Tuinen, Maartje Meijer, Floor van Zupthen, Luiza Zan, Linda Kovacs, Kazai Agi, Mario Vasiliu, Bianca Ionescu, and Alexa Mihaela. As a vocalist, she has worked with famous musicians from the jazz scene, including Alex Man, John Betch, Liviu Negru, Alex Olteanu, Ciprian Pop, Mihai Iordache, Cătălin Milea, Antal Pusztai, Emil Bîzgă, Yamanadu Costa, and Sorin Zlat and over her career she has made numerous live recordings, at the Harmonia Cordis International Classical Guitar Festival in Tîrgu Mureș, the Johnny Răducanu Jazz Festival in Brăila, the Mihail Sebastian Festival in Brăila, and the International Classical Guitar Festival in Sinaia.