Christina McMaster is a highly innovative pianist and curator with a continually growing reputation for bold and vivacious performances. She has performed extensively in major venues including at the Southbank Centre, Kings Place, Aldeburgh Festival, Dartington Festival and on BBC Radio 3. She has won numerous prizes including the Jacob Barnes Award, The Royal Academy Christian Carpenter Prize, The CAVATINA Chamber music trust prize and audience prize, and the audience prize in the Jacques Samuels Intercollegiate Competition. Christina attended the specialist music school Purcell School and achieved a first from the Royal Academy of Music in 2013, where she studied with her mentor Joanna MacGregor. Christina has continued her education and exploration of 20th Century French Music taking masterclasses with Maestro Bernard Flavigny – pupil of Alfred Cortot and Messiaen.
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.
She teaches Multimedia and contemporary music at the Royal Academy of Music and has curated a wide range of events for the annual Royal Academy Piano Festival.
Christina founded her own label MC|MASTER Records and in October 2015 released her debut album: Pinks & Blues – a fusion of classical, contemporary, jazz and blues.