Pianist and Founder of Lie down & Listen - Christina McMaster is a truly creative spirit, dedicated to creating intimate spaces for deep listening and creativity. She has performed at numerous festivals U.K and worldwide and is known for her creative approach to programming.
Christina studied with Joanna MacGregor and was later appointed Associate of London's prestigious Royal Academy of Music. She has performed worldwide and featured on BBC Radio 4, Radio 3, Classic FM and was selected as Artist in Residence at St Johns Smith Square in 2018. Christina has delivered talks on music at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and was mentor at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2021.
She was a Visiting Associate at Kings College London, working with a team of scientists to explore the impact of music on creativity. Christina has collaborated with numerous leading composers and artists - including composers Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Freya WaleyCohen, Folk music legend Peggy Seeger, photographer-film maker Mary McCartney and has composed/produced music for Mother of Pearl, DAKS and Louis Vuitton.
Christina recently premiered ‘Inner Temple’ - her own composition with live improvisation at London’s Kings Place. Inner Temple was inspired by 12th Century Sonic Visionary and Priestess Hildegard Von Bingen’s vision ‘The Universe’ and created in collaboration with electronic and wellness music pioneer Tom Middleton.
Christina also has a particular interest in 20th Century French Music – and spent many summers studying in Aix-en-Provence with Bernard Flavigny – student of Alfred Cortot and Walter Gieseking.