Cristina Prats-Costa awarded by the Conservatorio Superior de Música of Liceu, Barcelona, completed her Higher Grade in 2008 with Corrado Bolsi and Manel Porta with the highest qualifications.
She then moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Kryzstof Smietana where she obtained a BA (Hons) in performances.
Cristina finished her “Master of Arts in Performance” and her “Teaching Diploma in Violin” at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Tomotada Soh in London, where she is now a fellow with the Alauda Quartet.
She has extensive experience in teaching children as young as 2 years old as well as adults. She has been teaching at St Marylebone C.E. School, London, (Sept 2011- July 2012), at Colegio Canigo, Barcelona, (Sept 2008- July 2009), at Colegio Itaka, Barcelona: Violin Teacher, Choir, Piano and Music Theory (Sept 2007- July 2008) and Member of String Quartet doing “Chamber Tots” Wigmore Hall project 2010-2011.
Cristina is a member of several orchestras, including the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia, Ibiza Symphony Orchestra, Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra and Philharmonia de Madrid performing throughout Europe and Asia. In September 2011, she was selected as concertmaster of the Pro-United New York Orchestra. Cristina has had master classes with teachers such as Vartan Manoogian, Tomo Keler, Corina Belcea, Gabrielle Lester, Lina Tur-Bonet, Mauro Rossi, and is winner of the third prize in the International Competition of Lleida 2007 and first prize of the International Competition of Arjau, Barcelona 2008.
Last november, she performed in a public Masterclass with Maxim Vengerov at the Royal Academy of Music.
Cristina currently plays on a J. Gagliano, Naples 1780 on loan from the Royal Academy of Music.