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Cristinia Spinei

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Cristina Spinei


Cristina Spinei (b. 29 February 1984, Connecticut) is an American composer, pianist and performer.

Spinei holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with the Pulitzer Prize winning composer Christopher Rouse.

Cristina Spinei has written for numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles, but she is best known for her works for ballet. Growing up with dreams of becoming a ballerina herself, Spinei has channeled her love for dance into a devotion to musical movement that has resulted in a musical style infused with lyricism and rhythmic vitality. She has been commissioned by the Nashville Ballet, The New York Choreographic institute, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and others.

Her first album, Music for Dance, made its debut in 2016 and contains work that blossomed from her collaboration with choreographers.

A pianist from age 9, Cristina often performs her own music, most notably with the Nashville Ballet: she has appeared on stage with the company in 2017 and 2018, and 2020.

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