Pianist Christina Lalog has performed throughout the USA, Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. She recently completed a Post Graduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship at the Bard College Conservatory of Music where she worked extensively with the Graduate Vocal Arts Program lead by Artistic Director, Dawn Upshaw. Miss Lalog has spent summers as a collaborative pianist at Music Academy of the West, Quartet Program, “Si Parla, Si Canta,” Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory, Madison Summer Cello Institute (faculty pianist), Brevard Music Center, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, and the Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists. Her collaborative highlights include recital broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Radio, and performances with artists such as violinist Charles Castleman, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, and mezzo-soprano Kitt Reuter-Foss. She also assisted renowned oboist, Elaine Douvas, in the preparation of a recent concerto performance. A varied musician, Miss Lalog prepared the keyboard reductions of Handel’s Messiah: The Solo Variants (2009) with performance notes by Chester L. Awles through Roger Dean Publishing Company.
Currently, Miss Lalog is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano at University of Colorado- Boulder with an opera teaching assistantship. She received a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University. While at Stetson, she received the Presser Scholar Award, Leroy Greenspan Award for Community Service, was a prizewinner at the MTNA Florida state piano competition, accompanied the Stetson Concert Choir and Stetson Singers, and graduated summa cum laude. Her main teachers have included Jean Barr, Michael Rickman, Stella Pola, and Gary Wolf.
Christina’s interest in chamber music began at a young age, thanks to the musical community of Flagler County. She accompanied several choirs including the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton adult choir, Flagler Palm Coast High School Chorus, Flagler County Music Society, and the Choral Arts Society of Flagler. Miss Lalog also frequented the Flagler Auditorium orchestra pit as pianist for many musical theater productions by Flagler Palm Coast High School, such as Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin, and Mirette, as well as productions by the Little Theater of Palm Coast– South Pacific and Purlie. She was also crowned Miss Flagler Palm Coast High School on the auditorium stage in 2001.