Hometown: Rhodes, Greece
Christina Maria Koti is a London-based, Greek pianist that recently completed an MMus in Piano Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (London), with the Trinity College of Music scholarship. Christina Maria holds a Piano Diploma with Distinction from the Dodekanesian Conservatoire of Greece and has graduated from the University of Glasgow with a first-class honors Bachelor of Music degree.
She has taken part in international music festivals and competitions such as the Gnessin Academy Summer Festival, the Concorso International Pianistico citta Villafranca di Verona, the Glasgow Music Festival, the Dinu Lipatti International Piano Competition, the Rieger International Lied Duo Course as part of the Schubertiada Festival, the London Song Festival, and the Chorto Festival. She has appeared in collaborative piano recitals and concerts in the US, UK, France, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Russia, and Greece. Christina Maria has participated in masterclasses with Pascal Rogé, Paul Roberts, Aaron Shorr, Natalia Mihailidou, Petras Geniusas, Martino Tirimo, Tatiana Svistunova, Wolfram Rieger, Susan Manoff, Ammiel Bushakevitz, and Dame Sarah Connolly.
She is passionate about art song, and has participated in international lied duo competitions and festivals, including recieveing First Prize in: the Federation of Art Song Fellowship Competition (New York City, 2022), the SGSM 4th International Singing Competition, Lied Duo Category, (Slovenia, 2022), and the Elizabeth Schumann Lied Duo Competition (London, 2022) with her duo partner, baritone, Jared Andrew Michaud. With whom, she is also a SongEasel Young Artist. Christina Maria has also received the Founders Prize in Piano Accompaniment (London, 2022). She has studied with Deniz Gelenbe-Arman, Helen Yorke, Eugene Asti, and Simon Lepper.