Christine Croshaw was recently described by Ivan March in the Gramophone magazine (January 2012) as ‘’a first rate artist’’, and on the Alink-Argerich Foundation website as having ‘’a wonderful touch, an excellent technique and great musicianship. Her performance is a pure delight’.
Christine has enjoyed a long and successful career as a solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist. Her concert engagements have taken her to most of the major concert halls of the UK and Europe, including many performances at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Kings Place. Festival appearances include Cheltenham, Chichester, Kensington and Chelsea, Ludlow, Rye, Lisbon, Taormina and Bermuda.Christine has been privileged to partner many eminent musicians including Nathan Milstein, Antonio Janigro, Alan Civil and many of the world’s most eminent flautists including Peter-Lukas Graf, Michel Debost, Jacques Zoon and Robert Winn. She has appeared in many chamber music groups, most notably the Nash Ensemble.Christine was a founding pianist of the International Musician’s Seminar, Prussia Cove, and was official accompanist for the Kathleen Ferrier Competition and the National Youth Orchestra for many years.
She has been a professor of piano, chamber music and accompaniment at Trinity Laban since the late 1970s, having previously taught at the Royal Academy of Music. Christine has served on the teaching faculties of summer schools at home and abroad. These include the International Gulbenkian Festival (Portugal), Oxford Chamber Music School, Oxford International Flute Summer School and the Flute and Piano Summer School in Chateau Ratilly in France. Christine is a qualified Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), which she uses to help musicians overcome the myriad of anxieties associated with performing, from stage fright to memory worries. She has been appointed NLP Consultant to Trinity Laban and holds regular classes to aid students in these areas of concern. In recent years, Christine has been compiling and performing in words and music programmes with some of Britain’s most celebrated actors, most notably Edward Fox, Sir Derek Jacobi, Charles Dance, Robert Powell and Prunella Scales.
For more information, visit Christine Croshaw's website.
Qualifications / Educational Background
Royal Academy of Music: Associate Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban (HonTCL)
Master Practitioner NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
Numerous live and studio broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, where she was recently a featured artist in their tribute to the composer Hummel.
Series of critically acclaimed solo and chamber music CDs with Meridian Records
'A remarkable series of chamber music discs' (Musical Opinion magazine, Proms edition, 2011)
Hummel: Chamber Music Volume 1
Hummel: Chamber Music Volume 2
Weber: Music for Piano, Cello and Flute
Czerny: Solo and Chamber Music
Dussek: Music for Piano, Piano Quartet and Trio
Moscheles: Music for Flute and Piano
Saint-Saens: Music for Piano and Cello & Piano
Faure: Solo Piano Music (to be released in 2013)
Three albums, on the American Label, Golden Crest, with flautist Mark Thomas.
Christine won most of the major prizes and awards for piano solo, chamber music and accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was a scholarship student, including:
Chappell Gold Medal
Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize (awarded by Gerald Moore)
Countess of Munster Trust