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Tina Christiansen

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Biography

Tina Christiansen is a highly active concert organist from Denmark with an extensive international career as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. In 2011, she graduated from The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus (DK) with the highest marks at the master’s exam in the class of Professor Ulrik Spang-Hanssen. After completing the master’s exam, Tina was accepted with top marks in the Soloist class (the advanced postgraduate diploma), from which she made her debut concert in 2013. Alongside the Soloist class, Tina has studied with Anders Johnsson at Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden, and nally she has supplemented her studies with masterclasses with Dame Gillian Weir, Roger Fisher, Nigel Allcoat, Leo van Doeselaar, Paolo Crivellaro, Marie-Louise Langlais, Winfried Bönig, Bjørn Andor Drage, Eric Lebrun, Ullrich Böhme, Michele Croese, Hans Fagius and Thomas Trotter. Tina has played numerous concerts throughout Denmark as well as more than 70 concerts across large parts of Europe (Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Latvia) and in Russia (the Far East Coast, Siberia, Kaliningrad Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, etc.). In 2017 she was invited to play a solo concert at St Paul's Cathedral in London and the nal concert at London Organ Day. The year 2023 offers, among many other concerts, concert appearances in Rome and France as well as a major tour in England, where she is going to play a recital at Westminster Abbey. Tina has also performed as an organ soloist at concerts with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and the Prince's Music Corps.

During her studies, Tina has participated in competitions at home and abroad and won awards in the following: 1st prize at the Southern Danish Talent Competition (2006) and 3rd prize at the "4th Feliks Nowowiejski Organ Competition", Poland 2010. In 2011, she achieved a final place at "12. Marcello Galanti International Organ Competition" in Italy. In 2010, Tina also won The Royal Academy of Music 's Soloist competition. Tina has received the Memorial Scholarship of Thøger Rasmussen, The Ejnar Hansen Prize and the Music Scholarship of Viggo Makwarth and Veronika Makwarth. Tina has also studied harpsichord and chamber music with harpsichordist Lars Colding Wolf. As a harpsichordist and continuo player, she has taken part in several major oratorio performances with the Aarhus Bach Society and CD recordings with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the Randers Chamber Orchestra. As an orchestral musician
on organ, harpsichord, piano and celeste, she has played many concerts with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra, the Schleswig Music Corps, the Danish Chamber Orchestra and the Danish Youth Ensemble. In addition, she frequently works as an accompanist for a large number of choirs, and for more than ten years she has played in the duos Aiolos Sax & Organ Duo (with Henriette Jensen on saxophone) and Doppler Duo (with Monica Schmidt Andersen on recorder).
Tina's repertoire is large and spans many centuries. She has played the world premieres of organ music by the composers Anders Koppel (DK), Niels Marthinsen (DK), Rasmus Zwicki (DK), Tróndur Bogason (FO), Erik Højsgaard (DK), Irina Emeliantseva (RU/DE), Hans-Henrik Nordstrøm (DK), Lars Kristian Hansen (DK) and Indra Riše (LV) as well as chamber music by Christos Farmakis (GR), Bo Gunge (DK), David Loxley-Blount (UK), Martin Lohse (DK), Frederik Magle (DK), Niels Chr. Rasmussen (DK), Thomas
Clausen (DK), Lars Kristian Hansen (DK), Bo Lundby-Jæger (DK), Tore Bjørn Larsen (DK), Per Skriver (DK) and Morten Ladeho (DK).
Tina is the artistic director of Odense International Organ Festival and organist and director of music at Ansgar's Church in Odense, Denmark.

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