Christina Wright-Ivanova (BMus ’05)

Described as "a perfect partner" by Klassik Newsletter Berlin and "a brilliant collaborative pianist" by Wiener Zeitung (Vienna), Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova is a pianist, chamber musician, opera and lieder coach, and orchestral pianist based in Boston, USA.

She completed her Bachelor degree in Performance at the University of Victoria in 2005, studying piano with Eva Solar-Kinderman. She went on to complete degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (Doctorate), New England Conservatory in Boston (Masters).

Christina has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and China as a recital partner and a soloist. Her active career has taken her venues such as MIT’s Killian Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Old South Meeting House and The Harvard Club (Boston), Reaktorhalle (Munich, Germany) and Humboldt University (Berlin), École Normale Supérieure (Lyon, France), Joanneumsviertel Museum (Graz, Austria), and the Schloss Frohnburg (Salzburg). As the Guest Pianist-in-Residence with Venezuela’s classical music program, El Sistema (2008), she taught classes, worked with emerging young artists and was interviewed on television, newspaper, and radio broadcasts throughout the country.

A debut-duo CD with violinist Kathrin ten Hagen entitled Eastern Impresssions, released in 2014 under the German label, ARS Produktion, features works by Prokofiev, Janacek, Bartok, and Vladigerov.

In 2012 and 2013, Dr. Wright-Ivanova was a Répétiteur and Staff Pianist at the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. In 2011, she was the German Lieder coach at the Franco-American Vocal Academy (FAVA) in Salzburg. She was also the pianist for the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston in 2009.

Christina is currently Staff Pianist at Boston University and a pianist coach for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.

 

“UVic School of Music provided the environment for me to be able to communicate with professors who are top professionals in the music field. I still highly value the theory and history courses I took as an undergraduate and now realize what top-level education UVic provided me during those foundational years.”