Harpist Cristina Montes Mateo performs Rota: Sarabanda e toccata, Bochsa: Fantaisie sur un thème du Barbier de Séville de Rossini, 86 Fauré: Impromptu, Opus 86, E. Parish- Alvars: Great Fantasy in imitation of a mandolin, Britten: Suite for harp, Opus 8 3, and Renié: Légende d’après « Les Elfes » de Leconte de Lisle.
Cristina Montes Mateo is recognized as one of the leading harpists of her generation. She is currently Solo Harpist at the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía, an orchestra created by Lorin Maazel. She has also been the Principal Harpist with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. A sought-after teacher, she is also head of Harp Department at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Joaquín Rodrigo” of Valencia (Spain). She has also given master classes at the renowned institutions of Berklee College of Music (2014, 2015, 2016), the Birmingham Conservatoire (2015), and the Musikhochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (2016).
This concert is funded by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts