Christina Lawrie

YEAR OF AWARD: 2006
AGE AT AWARD: 29
ARTFORMS: Music , Piano
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Biography

Christina studied first at Chetham’s School of Music and then went on to read music at Trinity College, Cambridge.  After graduation, the Royal College of Music awarded her a Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship to study with Yonty Solomon.  Christina also worked with Vanessa Latarche at the Royal Academy of Music.

In 2005 Christina was invited to perform recitals at both the Wigmore Hall, London as part of the Monday Platform Series for "the very best emerging artists" and The Purcell Room, London as part of the South Bank Centre’s Fresh Young Musician’s platform for “today’s most talented new musicians”. Both recitals received critical acclaim. 

In the same year, other engagements included two live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts, a performance at Bellapais International Festival in Cyprus, and recitals in the new Perth concert hall and at St George's Bristol.

 

At the Purcell Room recital, Christina, a native of Broughty Ferry, performed work by Fanny Mendelssohn, Das Jahr, and was thrilled to discover later that Fanny’s great-great-great-granddaughter was in the audience. Christina has won a host of prizes on a national and international level, including being a prizewinner at the Marsala International Piano Competition and winning the RAM's Postgraduate Piano Recital Prize. 

For further information see www.christinalawrie.co.uk.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award helped to cover Christina’s considerable expenses in relation to the recitals.



The interaction of the creative arts fascinates me and it is this that drew me to Das Jahr. My love of literature and drama is something I like to bring into my playing, I think audiences appreciate that