Upcoming Events: SphinxCon, 66th Berlinale and Silk Road USA Tour

World Economic Forum - Davos 2016

Cristina Pato in the Opening Concert of the World Economic Forum at Davos

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).

Towards the end of the month, Cristina will set off with the Silk Road Ensemble for the USA Tour which will include performances in Santa Barbara, Stanford and Carmel.

Concert and Workshop with Yo-Yo Ma at the World Economic Forum

World_economic_forum_logoCristina 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.

2015 Year in Review

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: