Christina is an accomplished pianist making her home in Toronto. Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Christina truly discovered her love for music 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!