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Cristina Pato signing her album in Vigo, 2010
August 17, 1980 |
Ourense, Galicia, Spain
|Genres||Latin, classical, jazz|
|Instruments||Galician gaita, piano|
|Associated acts||Yo-Yo Ma|
Cristina Pato (born August 17, 1980) is a Galician bagpiper, pianist, and composer.
Pato received a master's degree in Piano Performance and a master's degree of in Music Theory and Chamber Music from the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona. She received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Arts (Computer Music) from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She earned a doctorate from Rutgers University Collaborative Piano.
Pato is the first female Galician gaita musician to record a solo album. She is a member of the Silk Road Ensemble led by Yo-Yo Ma and an adviser to the Silk Road Project. She appeared on the Grammy Award-winning album Yo-Yo Ma and Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace (2008) and in the documentary The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble. She has also worked with Arturo O'Farrill, Paquito D’Rivera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
- Tolemia (1999)
- Xilento (2001)
- SOAS (2010)
- The Galician Connection (2010)
- Migrations (Sunnyside, 2013)
- Latina (Sunnyside, 2015)
- Silk Road Ensemble, Off the Map (2009)
- Yo Yo Ma, Songs of Joy and Peace (2009)
- Miles Davis, Miles Español (2010)
- "Biography - Cristina Pato". Cristina Pato. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Official website
- James R. Oestreich, September 16, 2006 "Revealing the Soul in Soldierly Bagpipes" The New York Times
- Allan Kozinn, August 21, 2007 "Latin Sounds of Many Parts, Even Bagpipes" The New York Times
- Cristina Huete, August 31, 2009 "La nueva Cristina" El Pais 2009 (in Spanish)
- Lara De Meo July 17, 2007 "The many shades of Mason Gross musician Cristina Pato" Rutgers Focus
- Vivien Schweitzer, September 19, 2006 "Lusty or Tranquil in Spirit, but Always Unlikely in Sound" The New York Times