about

Christina​ is​​ ​an​ ​accomplished​ ​pianist​ ​making​ ​her​ ​home​ ​in​ ​Toronto.​ ​Originally​ ​from​ Thunder​ Bay, ​Ontario,​ ​​Christina​ ​discovered​ ​her​ ​love ​​for​ the​ ​​collaborative​ ​arts​ at​​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​nine​ ​when she​ began​ ​playing​ ​ ​for​ ​a​ ​local​ ​children’s​ ​chorus.​ ​In​ 2007​ ​​she​ ​earned​ ​a​ ​Bachelor​ ​of​ ​Music​ from​ Brandon​ University,​ ​ ​and​ ​graduated​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Eastman ​​School ​​of​ ​Music​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Master​ ​of Music ​​in​ 2009.​ ​ Christina​ ​ ​has​ ​held ​​collaborative​ ​pianist​ ​positions​ ​at​ ​several​ ​major​ summer​ music​ programs,​ ​​including​ ​Opera​ ​Nuova, ​​the ​​Rocky​ Mountain​ ​ Summer​ ​ ​Conservatory ​​in Colorado, ​Canadian​ ​ ​Operatic​ Arts​ ​ ​Academy​ ​and ​​the ​Centre​ ​ ​for ​​Opera​ ​Studies ​​in​ Italy.​

One of Christina’s exciting projects is a collaboration with coloratura soprano, Kyra Millan. Their two-woman opera comedy show ‘Millan & Faye Present: The Opera!’ has been touring across Ontario for the past season with much acclaim. ​​Christina also ​​works ​with​ ​ a​​ ​number​ ​of ​choirs​ ​ ​and opera/theatre​ organizations​,​ ​currently​ ​including ​​the​ ​Pax​ ​Christie​ ​Chorale,​ ​Canadian Children’s ​Opera​ ​​Company, ​Nathaniel​ ​Dett​ ​Chorale,​ ​​and​ ​for​ ​the ​Toronto​ ​ ​Mendelssohn Choir’s​ ​‘Singsation’​ ​series.​ ​Christina​ ​​performs ​frequently​ ​with instrumentalists, ​small​ ensembles​ and​ ​ as​​ ​a​ ​soloist, ​​and ​​she​ ​has​ ​toured​ across​ ​​North ​America​ ​ and​ ​ Great​ ​ ​Britain.

Education ​is​​ also​ ​a​​ vital​ ​part​ ​​of​ ​Christina’s​ ​life, ​and​ ​she​ ​​maintains​ ​a​ ​small ​studio​ ​ of​​ private​ students,​ coaches​ ​ ​professional​ ​and ​amateur​ ​ ​singers ​​and​ ​has​ adjudicated​ ​ for​ ​ ​ORMTA.​ ​For several​ ​years,​ Christina​ ​ ​has​ ​been ​​on ​staff​ ​for​ ​ the​ ​ ​Candian​ ​Opera ​​Company’s ​​summer ​​youth programing,​ ​and ​for​ ​TDSB​ ​ music​ ​events.​

When ​​not ​​at​ ​the​ ​piano,​ ​Christina​ ​is​ ​most​ ​likely​ ​to​ ​be​ ​found ​​riding​ ​her​ ​horse, ​Rain,​ ​ or​ experimenting​ ​with​ ​vegan ​​baking!