Alauda Quartet

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Location: London


Cristina started playing the violin at the age of 5 in Ibiza and continued her formation in Barcelona. Afterwards obtained her Ba (hons) in performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and her MA in Performance and LRAM at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She also obtained a Master in Chamber music by the Hochschule fur Musik, Hannover in 2014. Through the academic year 2013-2014 she was awarded the Chamber Music Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Music with her quartet, Alauda Quartet.
She had public master classes with teachers such as Maxim Vengerov, Thomas Brandis, Vartan Manoogian, Corina Belcea, Gunter Pichler, members of the Belcea Quartet, Artemis, Emerson and Endellion quartets. Cristina is prize winner of the International Competition of Lleida 2007 and first prize of the International Competition of Arjau, Barcelona 2008. She has been a member and an extra player of several orchestras including Southbank Sinfonia, London, Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, Philarmonia of Madrid, Jonc Philarmonia in Barcelona among others.
Cristina is co-founder and the first violin of the Alauda Quartet, formed in London in 2011. First prize and public prize winners at the International Chamber Music Competition “Massimiliano Antonelli”, Italy 2018. Prize winner at the Orlando International Competition 2017, Making Music Artist 2016-2017 and selected as Park Lane Group artists in 2015. She has enjoyed performing in various music festivals across Europe and Asia holding regular tours in Spain, Italy, Serbia and Germany.
She recorded the complete string quartets of the Italian composer Roffredo Caetani, which have been released on Brilliant Classics in November 2016.
Recently she has been elected by the Governing Body and the Honours Committee of the Royal Academy of Music, Associate of the Royal Academy of Music(ARAM).
Cristina plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, kindly on loan from MERITO String Instruments Trust Vienna.