Pianist and orchestra conductor
Cristina Lucio-Villegas obtained her degrees in Piano and Chamber Music from the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music in 2003, a Master’s degree in piano performance from the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki in 2008 and the Artist Diploma from the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (Belgium) in 2011, receiving always the best qualifications.
Cristina has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and Lied pianist in important music halls in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Ukraine and Brazil, among other countries. She has played as a soloist accompanied by important European orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra or the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE).
It is worth remarking her passion for chamber music and her interest in contemporary and symphonic music, which has inspired her to study orchestra conducting, making her debut as orchestra conductor in 2015 and graduating in 2018.
She has won several prizes in different important piano competitions, such as Special Prize "Rosa Sabater" to the best interpreter of Spanish music in the 55 th International Piano Competition "Premio Jaén" (2013) and Medal and Special Prize “Instituto Cervantes” in the 54th International Music Competition Maria Canals, Barcelona (2008).
Her latest CD recording is “Perpetuum Castillo”, dedicated to the Spanish composer Manuel Castillo.