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08.13.15
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Jazziz Magazine
05.17.15
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High-Voltage Bagpiper Cristina Pato Brings Her Explosive Spanish Sounds to Subculture
Lucid Culture
05.15.15
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Cristina Pato on 'Latina,' Yo-Yo Ma & Saving Classical Music
Latin Post
05.13.15
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Cristina Pato: "Latina"
World Music Report
05.04.15
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Cristina Pato: Busting Bagpipe Cliche
Texas Public Radio
03.07.15
Yo-Yo Ma, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato, Silkroad Ensemble
Concert review: Cellist Ma, Silk Road connect the multicultural dots
Chicago Tribune
01.09.15
Osvaldo Golijov, Marin Alsop, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato
Alsop, BSO deliver spicy program of Stravinsky, Barber, Golijov
The Baltimore Sun
04.20.14
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Holy Cross launches 'Arts Transcending Borders'
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
06.01.13
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Migrations Cristina Pato
The New York City Jazz Record
05.01.13
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Galician Grace
Downbeat
04.05.13
Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato
Americans for the Arts to Livestream Lecture and Host Google+ Hangout on Arts Education, Both with Yo-Yo Ma
Americans for the Arts
03.21.13
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CRISTINA PATO JOINS THE ROSTER
03.12.13
Cristina Pato, Silkroad Ensemble
Tuesday Musical: Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble—conversations with Yang Wei, Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Pato
Cleveland Classical
01.19.13
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A Bagpipe-Slinging Spaniard Finds A Home In New York Jazz
NPR Music
01.14.13
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Review: NEW MUSIC Cristina Pato’s ‘Migrations’
The New York Times
01.10.13
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The Jazz Scene: Conference Calls, Brass Bands, Free Thinkers
The Wall St. Journal

Cristina Pato is a master of the Galician bagpipes (gaita), a classical pianist, and a passionate educator. Hailed as "a virtuosic burst of energy" by The New York Times, and as "one of the living masters of the gaita" by the Wall Street Journal, her professional life is devoted to cultural exchange and to forging new paths for the Galician bagpipes. Cristina has performed on major stages throughout the world and has released and produced six solo gaita albums and two solo piano recordings, and collaborated on more than 40 records as a guest artist.

Education is a critical part of Cristina's personal and professional life. She serves as Silkroad's Education Ensemble Advisor, and she is an artist-in-residence at Harvard University and at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she develops interdisciplinary educational projects on the role of arts in society.

Cristina holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from Rutgers University, degrees in piano, music theory, and chamber music from the Conservatorio de Musica del Liceu, and a Master of Fine Arts in Computer Music from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She is the founder of the Galician Connection Festival, writes a bi-monthly column for the Spanish newspaper El Correo Gallego, and an editorial column in La Voz de Galicia.

In 2017 Cristina Pato was named Blodgett Distinguished Artist in Residence at Harvard University (Department of Music).

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