Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova
New England Conservatory / Keene State College
Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, hailed by critics as “a brilliant pianist” (Wiener Zeitung, Vienna) and “an ideal partner” (Huffington Post), is currently Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Piano at Keene State College. Dr. Wright-Ivanova serves on faculty at New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice and has premiered over 125 works by living composers. She has performed solo and collaborative new works throughout the US, and recent international concert performances at the Berlin Art Song Festival, Teatro Sociale in Como, Reaktorhalle (Munich), Humboldt University, École Normale Supérieure Lyon, Joanneumsviertel Museum, Amici della Musica Paisello Concert Hall (Lucera), and Schloss Frohnburg (Salzburg).
As a chamber musician, she has been heard in over 25 countries throughout North & South America, UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, and enjoys frequent performances with musicians from leading orchestras in the US, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She collaborates frequently with singers from the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and several leading opera houses around the world, and has been the official pianist for the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. With her ‘duo au courant’ partner, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Weiss, she tours regularly, presenting Art Song with a focus on issues of immigration, social justice and peace.
Previous Employment: UMass Amherst; University of Nevada Las Vegas; Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices; BU Tanglewood Institute; AIMS (Austria). Artistic Director: ‘Winter Concert Series’ in Boston (NEMPAC)
Recordings: Albany Records, New World Records, ARS Produktion, MSR Classics. Degrees: University of Texas at Austin (DMA), New England Conservatory (MM), University of Victoria, Canada (BM). www.christinajwright.com