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Cristina Pato is a master of the Galician bagpipes (gaita), a classical pianist, and a passionate educator. Hailed as "a virtuosic burst of energy" by The New York Times, and as "one of the living masters of the gaita" by the Wall Street Journal, her professional life is devoted to cultural exchange and to forging new paths for the Galician bagpipes. Cristina has performed on major stages throughout the world and has released and produced six solo gaita albums and two solo piano recordings, and collaborated on more than 40 records as a guest artist.

Education is a critical part of Cristina's personal and professional life. She serves as Silkroad's Education Ensemble Advisor, and she is an artist-in-residence at Harvard University and at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she develops interdisciplinary educational projects on the role of arts in society.

Cristina holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from Rutgers University, degrees in piano, music theory, and chamber music from the Conservatorio de Musica del Liceu, and a Master of Fine Arts in Computer Music from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She is the founder of the Galician Connection Festival, writes a bi-monthly column for the Spanish newspaper El Correo Gallego, and an editorial column in La Voz de Galicia.

In 2017 Cristina Pato was named Blodgett Distinguished Artist in Residence at Harvard University (Department of Music).

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