Pianist / Founder of Lie down + Listen  

Photo Credit: Barney McCann

About 

Christina McMaster is a highly creative pianist, collaborator, curator, composer, speaker, wellbeing advocate and founder of Lie down + Listen. Her performances and programmes are stylish and innovative. She has performed extensively nationally and internationally with broadcasts and live performances on BBC Radio and Classic FM. Christina is a truly creative spirit collaborating with a whole host of artists and industries from folk to jazz musicians, rappers, scientists, fashion designers for London Fashion weeks and more. She is dedicated to promoting women composers and inspiring the next generation of girls and was honoured to be a mentor for UNESCO International Day of The Girl. In 2017 she was  awarded an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for her contribution to the music industry.

NEWS FROM CHRISTINA 

I’m delighted to be part of the first performances at Kings Place for their brilliant culture clinic on Saturday 22 August. 

 

You and/or a group of up to six people come to Kings Place and share your feelings or mood on lockdown or a moment in lockdown and I will subscribe a piece of music to perform live to you directly in response.

 

This going to be so much fun on so many levels! 

Culture Clinic

Music has always been a major part of my life, but in more recent years I've questioned the fundamentals of music and sound and what its role is within our lives and how we can share its benefits.

 

Thanks to Help Musicians UK I'll be exploring and developing my use of sound as healing - using both piano and traditional instruments.

 

Healing Sounds  

I thought I'd share with you my regular early morning view - I've been taking on the challenge of Ligeti's etudes... why would you do this I hear you ask?! A couple of years ago I recorded the complete Debussy Etudes  (Have a listen to some here.) Debussy obliterated previous concepts of possibilities at the piano and a century later Ligeti went even further and in a completely new direction. I am loving to get to know Ligeti through these works and love the concept that there are no limitations to what the piano and pianist can do. Stay tuned and follow on Instagram for more on this...

No limits with Ligeti

Art of Listening Series on YouTube

Learn the art of listening with Christina. Watch and listen to weekly videos to discover music by Scarlatti, Satie and Birtwistle in Series 1. 

Lie down + Listen

#artoflistening 

Founded by Christina in 2018, this beautiful experience is a unique classical music lying down concert preceded by meditation and restorative yoga. The lying down part calms your central nervous system and allows you to absorb the healing benefits in the music. It's like a gong bath taken to the next level.

Available in a digital app this September 2020

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Christina has worked as a music advisor and composer in the film, advertising and fashion industry. Watch this beautiful film created by Mary McCartney for which Christina wrote and performed the original music.

To get in touch with Christina to discuss a project email: christinapiano@mail.com

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I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

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