Artist

Christina Maria Koti

Piano

Hometown: Rhodes, Greece

Greek pianist Christina Maria Koti is a 2023-2024 musician-in-residence at the Fondation Hellénique in Paris, where she studies privately with Susan Manoff as well as pursuing an artist diploma in the voice/piano duo course at École Normale de Musique de Paris with Pascal Rogé and François Le Roux. She holds an MMus in Piano Performance under Professor Deniz Gelenbe-Arman from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and has previously graduated from the University of Glasgow with a first-class honours Bachelor of Music degree.

Together with her duo partner, baritone Jared Andrew Michaud, she has won first prize in the 2022 Federation of Art Song Fellowship Competition (New York City), the 2022 Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Duo Competition (London), and the 4th International SGSM Singing Competition, Lieder Duo category (Slovenia). The duo has also been selected as one of the few duos to represent France in the 2023-2024 Young Europe Sings Academy (YES). Christina Maria has participated in the following masterclasses and festivals: the Heidelberger Frühling Liedzentrum masterclass with Anna-Lucia Richter and Ammiel Bushakevitz, the Schubertiada International Lied Duo with Wolfram Reiger, and the London Song Festival.

She has also taken part in festivals and competitions for solo piano such as the Gnessin Academy Summer Festival, the Concorso Internazionale Pianistico citta Villafranca di Verona, the Glasgow Music Festival, and the Dinu Lipatti International Piano Competition. She won the Founders Prize in Piano Accompaniment (London 2022) and was selected as one of the Young Artists of the Toronto Music Festival (summer 2024). She is also part of the 2023-2024 Wigmore Hall French Song exchange programme, as part of which she will be performing at Wigmore Hall (London) and Salle Cortot (Paris).