Before heading to the 66th Berlinale for the European Premiere of Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, which you can read about in this previous post, Cristina will attend for second year in a row the SphinxCon in Detroit. This year’s edition, to be held from February 5 to 7, will open with a special performance by Cristina and Nicholas Villalobos (Bass).
Cristina will attend this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, with Yo-Yo Ma and several fellow Silk Road members. The activities include a concert (January 19th) and a workshop (January 20th):
Celebrated musician Yo-Yo Ma brings together a world-class ensemble of musicians from a global range of traditions, including several from his award-winning Silk Road Ensemble, for a musical demonstration exploring intercultural dialogue in both music and everyday life. (…)
Yo-Yo Ma is joined by guitarist brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad from Brazil; tabla virtuoso Sandeep Das from India; Russian-born violinist Johnny Gandelsman from the USA; Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato from Spain; pianist Kathryn Stott from the UK; and Sheng (mouth organ) player Wu Tong from China.
In other news, as of January 1st, Cristina is a member of the Artists Committee of the Americans for the Arts organisation, which includes outstanding artists such as Robert Redford, Salman Rushdie, Martin Scorsese or Meryl Streep, just to name a few.
Now that we are about to bid farewell to 2015, it’s a good time to take a look back at all the projects and achievements that this year has brought to Cristina. Two new albums, Rústica and Latina, a historic performance as part of the Silkroad Ensemble with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and her participation in Morgan Neville’s latest film, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silkroad Ensemble, just to name a few.
Check out the video below where we take a closer look at Cristina’s 2015: