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Cristina Spinei
March 15, 2010, 1:01 am
Filed under: Composers


Cristina Spinei

Born: February 29, 1984

Current Location: Connecticut/New York



Cristina Spinei has been called “one of the most talented young composers in America” by Grammy award winning composer/conductor Jose Serebrier. At 26, Ms. Spinei is in demand from choreographers, film directors, and musicians. Her compositions have been commissioned by the Ebony Strings Quartet, the ETA3 Trio, Kathleen Dyer Dance NY, London Central School, Mary Seidman and Keystone Dancers, Metropolis Ensemble, the New York Choreographic Institute, Pacific Northwest Ballet, St. John’s Church, and Treetops Chamber Music Society.

Ms. Spinei is the recipient of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Grant for Composition, the Composer Assistance Award from the American Music Center, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts composition grant, the New York State Council on the Arts composition grant, and the Composition Award from the Arts Recognition and Talent Search. Spinei has been a finalist for the Sackler Composition Prize and the Sundance Composers Lab. Ms. Spinei received her BM and MM in composition from the Juilliard School where she studied with Christopher Rouse

As a co-founder of Blind Ear Music, Ms. Spinei produces contemporary music concerts in New York. Blind Ear has been featured at the World Technology Awards and on YouTube’s weekly “Spotlight on Music” section. Blind Ear was cited as “the future of music” in an interview for BBC’s World Today.

Looking ahead, Ms. Spinei’s music will be performed by Kathleen Dyer Dance New York (KDNY) in 2010.

Music © 2010 Cristina Spinei

Photograph © 2010 Christopher Lynch

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Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

Podcast © 2010 No Extra Notes

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