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 the international known pianist Alicia de Larrocha, earning between 1994 and 1998 several international awards in Spain (Berga, Manresa, Arjau Barcelona, Camillo Togni Italy), specially for her interpretation of Spanish music.
In 2014 stands out 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 prestigious halls like Drew Concert Hall (New Jersey), Roosevelt Hall (Chicago) or Weill Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2016 she records her third CD -Debut at Weill Carnegie Hall- with Spanish piano pieces. Among all the projects for the near future, stands out particularly her concerts in France, Chicago, Costa Rica, China and Japan.
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, her participation in benefic concerts and her contribution to Social Entities which use music to help people.
This year, Cristina Casale has been nominated to the City Prizes of Sant Cugat. This city is a referent in Catalonia for its artistic activity and creativity.
Photo by Ricard Rosselló. Debut at Weill Carnegie Hall. 22nd November 2014.