Cristina Montes Mateo - Harp
Highly praised by Plácido Domingo, Cristina Montes Mateo was the unanimous First Prize winner at the Torneo Internazionale di Musica (Rome) and the International Harp Competition “V. Bucchi.” She has won four more international prizes in Paris, Madrid, and Tokyo. She is a regular soloist with orchestras such as the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris or the Santiago-de-Chile Orchestra, appearing on international live broadcasts where audience members of her recitals have included the King of Spain and the President of the United Nations. Selected by Lorin Maazel as principal harpist of the Valencia Opera Orchestra (Spain), she regularly performs in the Munich Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the L.A. Philharmoinc. She has given masterclasses at Berklee, Cologne Muskhochsule, and the Birmingham Conservatoire.