- Christina Sandsengen (Guitar)
- Romantic Period
- Classical Music
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Christina Sandsengen is a classical guitarist who was born in a small town in the middle of Norway in 1987. She started to play the piano at the age of 7 and gave her first public performance at the age of 8. When she was 15 she started to play the guitar and fell in love with classical guitar. At that moment she decided to play this instrument the rest of her life. She had Martin Haug as a teacher and was accepted in a talent program for young musicians at the Norwegian Academy of Music at 16, where she also had Geir Otto Nilson as a teacher. After finishing college, she started her studies in music performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Erik Stenstadvold as her teacher.
During her bachelor degree she decided to also study abroad at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica 'Manuell Castillo' in Sevilla, Spain. After finishing her studies in Norway she travelled to France to take further lessons with the guitarist Gérard Abiton. After that she travelled to England, Turkey, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand to perform in festivals and venues. Christina has participated in masterclasses with international guitarists such as Aniello Desiderio, Fabio Zanon and Eliot Fisk. In Turkey she received great reviews for her various solo concerts and masterclasses. She also performed on CNN Türk where she played Koyunbaba by Carlo Domeniconi.
She plays a wide range of repertoire and is especially dedicated to the performance of romantic music. Her love and passion for her instrument drove her to also start up a guitar school in Oslo with a focus on classical guitar, that offers teaching, concerts and masterclasses with international guitarists such as Xuefei Yang, Carlo Domeniconi and Anders Clemens Øien. Christina Sandsengen has played as a soloist in a concert with the Oslo Gitarensemble. She has been featured on the radio program "Guitarras del Mundo".
Her future plans include publishing her debut CD on Odradek Records, perform at the Mersin International Music Festival, tour in South-America, perform at the Guitarra Festival in Spain and perform, teach and judge at the Tarrega Malaysia International Guitar Festival. At the Guitarra Festival she will premiere a piece that she commissioned from the Norwegian composer Clemet Rotevatn.