New York University
Bachelor of Music-
University of Washington
Christina Brockmoller is a piano instructor with far reaching experience, and a performer with exquisite technique and intense dynamism. A Native of Kelso, Washington, Christina felt the gravitational pull of music at age five and progressed swiftly with natural musical instincts and a passion for playing. She became church accompanist at eight years old, and was pursing serious classical study by 13. Christina took a hiatus from classical piano for seven years to pursue work in the medical field, but her desire for a career in music was irresistible.
In 2007, she took an internship with James Savage, the cathedral choir music director at St. James in Seattle, WA. In the spiritually rejuvenating atmosphere of the cathedral, she re-devoted her life to music. In 2009, she studied with Dean Kramer and Claire Wachter, head of the piano faculty at the University of Oregon. In 2014, Christina earned a B.A. in Piano at the University of Washington under the private tutelage of Patricia Machaelian and Lithuanian pianist Dainius Vaecekonis. From 2016-2017, she was adjunct piano faculty at New York University, while pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Advanced Certificate in Piano Pedagogy
Christina has won numerous national piano competitions praised for her effortless playing, expressive phrasing, and ability to intimately connect with audiences during solo performances. Her dexterous technique has aided in stellar performances of the Viennese masters. However, her dramatic playing is best displayed with the Russian Romantics, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff, resulting in fiery and stormy interpretations. She has been a part of chamber groups and an accompanist for a number of choral ensembles and vocalists. including performances in 2015 at Beneroya hall with the Seattle Philharmonic at Benaroya Hall.
Christina allows her knowledge of theory and musical intuition to create an interactive and nurturing environment with students. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MNTA) and in high demand as an instructor and piano adjudicator. Giving back to the community, she has led music outreach for Hope Place and Union Gospel Mission Women and Children’s Shelter.
While composing original pieces for her recorded debut, Christina is also preparing a series of concerts in the Seattle area featuring classical, romantic, and her own compositions. Returning from a recent trip in a Paris, she plans to perform this repertoire for a series of performances in France to take place in Fall/Winter 2017/2018.