"Where words leave off, music begins." - Heinrich Heine

Cristian Sandrin

Born into a family of musicians from Bucharest, Cristian Sandrin has been surrounded by classical music all his life. His frequent visits to the historic Romanian Atheneum concert hall shaped his musical aspirations from early childhood. Not surprising, years later, he would have his own debut at the Atheneum at the age of 13, and later with the prestigious “George Enescu” Philharmonic in 2021. Cristian is an artist engaging with a multitude of repertoire, but especially devoted to the classical repertoire - a passion that has led him to conduct numerous piano concertos by Mozart from the keyboard, including for the official opening of the Angela Burgess Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music. The year 2017 was marked by his successful and critically well received debut solo recital at the Wigmore Hall. From 2018–2020 he was privileged to tour all corners of the UK as an artist of the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme. Not least, Cristian is a scholarship holder of the Imogen Cooper Music Trust benefiting from her unique one-to-one guidance and mentorship since 2017.

Cristian's journey to the music world has been supported by numerous benefactors, including the Tillett Trust, the Hattori Trust, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, the Cohen Foundation, the Harold Craxton Memorial Trust and the Royal Society of Musicians.

Cristian is passionate about the visual arts, literature, photography and cooking. He is fascinated by nature, thoroughly enjoying meeting new people and places around the world wherever music takes him. 

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