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08.13.15
Cristina Pato
Piping Hot
Jazziz Magazine
05.17.15
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High-Voltage Bagpiper Cristina Pato Brings Her Explosive Spanish Sounds to Subculture
Lucid Culture
05.15.15
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Cristina Pato on 'Latina,' Yo-Yo Ma & Saving Classical Music
Latin Post
05.13.15
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Cristina Pato: "Latina"
World Music Report
05.04.15
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Cristina Pato: Busting Bagpipe Cliche
Texas Public Radio
03.07.15
Yo-Yo Ma, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato, Silkroad Ensemble
Concert review: Cellist Ma, Silk Road connect the multicultural dots
Chicago Tribune
01.09.15
Osvaldo Golijov, Marin Alsop, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato
Alsop, BSO deliver spicy program of Stravinsky, Barber, Golijov
The Baltimore Sun
04.20.14
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Holy Cross launches 'Arts Transcending Borders'
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
06.01.13
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Migrations Cristina Pato
The New York City Jazz Record
05.01.13
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Galician Grace
Downbeat
04.05.13
Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato
Americans for the Arts to Livestream Lecture and Host Google+ Hangout on Arts Education, Both with Yo-Yo Ma
Americans for the Arts
03.21.13
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CRISTINA PATO JOINS THE ROSTER
03.12.13
Cristina Pato, Silkroad Ensemble
Tuesday Musical: Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble—conversations with Yang Wei, Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Pato
Cleveland Classical
01.19.13
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A Bagpipe-Slinging Spaniard Finds A Home In New York Jazz
NPR Music
01.14.13
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Review: NEW MUSIC Cristina Pato’s ‘Migrations’
The New York Times
01.10.13
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The Jazz Scene: Conference Calls, Brass Bands, Free Thinkers
The Wall St. Journal

Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpiper master, classical pianist and passionate educator, Cristina Pato enjoys an active professional career devoted to cultural exchange and to creating new paths for her unique instrument. Her dual careers have led to performances on major stages throughout the world, including regular tours in the U.S. and Europe and sporadic tours in India, Jerusalem , Angola, China, Korea, Mexico, Turkey, and her native Spain. Ms. Pato serves as Learning Advisor for Silkroad (founded by Yo-Yo Ma) and is an active touring artist and composer. 

In 1999, Cristina Pato became the first female gaita player to release a solo album, and since then she has collaborated with world music, jazz, classical and experimental artists (including Chicago Symphony, Yo-Yo Ma, Arturo O'Farril, New York Philharmonic, Paquito D'Rivera and dancers Damian Woetzel and Lil' Buck). 

Ms. Pato's unique and powerful style, full of passion and energy, has been acclaimed by The New York Times as "a virtuosic burst of energy"; The Wall Street Journal has called her "one of the living masters of the gaita." Ms. Pato fuses the influences of Latin music, jazz, pop and contemporary music, and uses her artistry and unprecedented virtuosic skill to bring her musical vision to life.  

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