Christina McMaster

Pianist and Curator

Christina is a highly innovative pianist, curator and commissioner with a continually growing reputation for bold and vivacious performances. She has collaborated with a diverse mix of genres and artists, recently working with violinist Lizzie Ball, rapper Tor Cesay, Director Richard Williams, actors from Central Saint Martin’s and a number of designers for London Fashion week. Christina is a strong supporter of diversity both within and outside of the arts and recently founded Ensemble WOW – an organisation dedicated to promoting equality through unique and imaginative programming.

After achieving a first from the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with her mentor Joanna MacGregor, Christina has continued to perform extensively in major venues across Europe including at the Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Aldeburgh Festival. Christina is a dedicated performer and discoverer of new music working with established composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Tansy Davies and Stephen Montague as well as emerging composers – collaborating most recently with Freya Waley-Cohen and Richard Bullen. Christina has won numerous prizes including the Jacob Barnes Award for a collaborative and educational project, The CAVATINA Chamber music trust prize and audience prize, and the audience prize in the Jacques Samuels Intercollegiate Competition.

In 2014 Christina was commissioned to curate two days of events for the Royal Academy of Music Summer Festival and has subsequently been invited to return as a postgraduate lecturer on multimedia in performance.

 

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