Cristina Casale, piano
Awarded the International Prize for Pianistic Creativity, Cristina Casale is qualified by the specialists as a musician with a great temperament and expressivity.
Cristina Casale began to play the piano at the age of four under the supervision of her mother. She gave her first concert at the age of eight, so beginning a career as a concert pianist which has led her to play in major cities across Europe, United States and South America. She has studied with the professors Irina Zaritzkaja and Ilze Graubin from the Moscow Conservatory and also with the French pianist Emmanuel Ferrer. Stands out on this time her debut in the Palau de la Música Catalana with Chopin piano concerto n. 1.
On various occasions she has received musical advice from Alicia de Larrocha, earning between 1994 and 1998 several international awards in Spain -Berga, Manresa, Arjau Barcelona- and Italy -Camillo Togni – specially for her interpretation of Spanish music.
From 2004 and during ten years, she reduces drastically her musical career to live maternity and dedicate time to her three children.
In 2014 she returns to stage and has her debut in Weill Carnegie Hall in New York, within a concert tour around United States sponsorized by Freixenet. She offered commented concerts from an entirely Spanish music program, receiving a great acclaim from the public. In 2015, she is nominated to the City Prizes of Sant Cugat. This city is a referent in Catalonia for its artistic activity and creativity. Casale has recorded three CD’s, first one with the flutist Patricia de No, second one with the pianist Emmanuel Ferrer and this year she published her third CD called -Debut at Weill Carnegie Hall- with the repertoire of Spanish piano pieces.
Casale refreshes the music scene with her genuine combination of temperament, musicality and outstanding virtuosity. With her interpretations and with her talent for communication, Casale has away of expressing her passion for music and all the values that music contains through her commented concerts which she occasionally presents.
This year Casale has modified her concert schedulle and she has no concerts. She’s working on a special piano repertorie that will lead her to play in United States and China from 2018.
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Photo by Ricard Rosselló. Debut at Weill Carnegie Hall. 22nd November 2014.