Cristina’s Gaita and Orchestra Commissioning Project has been awarded a grant from american organisation New Music USA.
This project is the materialisation of Cristina’s dream of building a gaita and orchestra repertory. In the last years in the US, Cristina has already had many offers from orchestras to do something, so she decided to start a round of commissions in order to create a repertory that would combine her two passions: world music and classical music and her expertise in both fields. To help her in this challenge, Cristina has chosen composers Octavio Vazquez, Emilio Solla and David Bruce.
With this new boost to the project, Cristina is confident she will be presenting the new pieces for gaita and orchestra in two years. One of the concerts is in fact already scheduled to be premiered in Barcelona (with Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès) and Chicago (with Chicago Sinfonietta) next season, and Cristina is already in talks to premiere the other two.
In her 15 years of solo career, Cristina has collaborated with orchestras such as Chicago Symphony, The World Orchestra or the Galician Symphony Orchestra.