Born in Rumania, pianist Cristina marton has won numerous important prizes at international competitions such as Arthur Schnabel in Berlín 1994, Geza Anda in Zürich 1994, Clara Schumann in Dusseldorf 1997, Mozart Competiton in Salzburg 1999 and the First Martha Argerich International piano Competition in Buenos Aires 1999.
During the past seasons Cristina Marton was invited to several of the most renowned music centers worldwide such the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Opernhaus Zürich, Herkulessaal München, Taipei National Hall, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Mozarteum Salzburg, Atheneum Bucharest, Hong Kong City Hall, BAM Theater New York, Playhouse Theater Edinburgh, Frankfurt Alte Oper.
Cristina Marton has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Orchester der Oper Zürich, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, Würtembergisches Kammerorchester, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Frankfurter Museumsorchester, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Heidelberger Sinfoniker, conducted by distinguished conductors such as Sandor Vegh, James Judd, Dennis Russel Davies, Jörg Faerber, Christoph Poppen.
Cristina Marton performed at Festival d?Echternach Luxemburg, Music for Galway Ireland, International Festival Kyoto, Festival en Blanco y Negro Mexico City, Spoleto Festival USA, Piano Festival Warsaw, Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Internacional de Sintra.
Pianist Martha Argerich has invited Cristina to several of her International Festivals like the "Martha Argerich and Friends Festivals in Pescara, Taipei, Lugano , Buenos Aires, where Cristina Marton performed on two pianos with Martha Argerich.
Cristina Marton studied in Berlin with Prof. Georg Sava. She also received lessons from Christian Zacharias, Leon Fleischer, Martha Argerich, Dmitri Baskirov, Stephen Kovacevich, Andras Schiff, Radu Lupu and Alfred Brendel.
A keen chamber musician, Cristina Marton regularly performs with violinist Barbara Doll and since 1995 with her piano duo partner Aglaia Bätzner, winning the First Prize in the Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in Miami 1995, USA and the First Prize in the Chamber Music Competition in Caltanisseta 1999, Italy.
Since April 2004, Cristina Marton works together with famous German choreographer Sasha Waltz in the successful production ?Impromptus?, touring extensively in major cities worldwide like Berlin, Paris, Ferrara, New York among many others.
Southern Cross Review - USA
Then came Cristina Marton, from Romania. She played with the assurance of an Arrau. Her Brahms was absolutely Brahms, the sound superb, the feeling dramatic where required, gentle, subtle, everything right. It was a momentous performance...the public exploded...
The Sun Sentinel Miami - USA
A brillant performance...phrasing was alive with subtile inflections...
Maestro Andras Schiff
... performance of a very high standard..., it projected genuine love and understanding of this marvellous work ( Schubert Fantasy in f minor ), it was a memorable experience.
Piano Times Classica
Cristina Marton, the young revelation at the Martha Argerich Project in Lugano.