About – Christina Giuca

About

Christina Giuca enjoys a vibrant career as a solo artist, collaborator and piano teacher. A native of Janesville, Wisconsin, she began her piano studies at age three. She has worked as an accompanist and vocal coach for the Houston Ballet, Opera in the Heights, Houston Grand Opera’s High School Voice Studio, Bard College Conservatory, Rice University, Eastern Music Festival, and SongFest.

Christina is passionate about performing contemporary music and has premiered numerous works for solo piano and chamber ensemble. Performance highlights include touring with the Ritter Trio through the United States and Europe, a recital with Dawn Upshaw and graduate singers from the Bard College Conservatory at the Morgan Library, and a recent performance at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. As an orchestral pianist, Ms. Giuca has played under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Pablo Heras-Casado, Cristian Macelaru, and Larry Rachleff. She has been invited to attend music festivals including the Music Academy of the West, International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, and the Aspen Music Festival. Christina strives to share her love of music through teaching and working with students of all ages. She holds degrees from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music (MM, collaborative piano) and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM, piano performance). Her principal teachers include Emilio del Rosario, Peter Takács, Monique Duphil and Brian Connelly.

Christina resides in Valparaiso, IN with her husband, composer Benjamin Krause, where she maintains an active teaching studio and is an accompanist at Valparaiso University.
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