Music has been the ever-pulling current underlining decisions and experiences for all of Cristina’s life. At the age of six, Cristina played piano and studied classical piano sonatas in music theory. When she turned 13, she started trained professionally in jazz, classical, musical theater, and gospel vocals.
By age 16, Cristina had picked up the guitar while studying Theater at Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan and singing with a touring gospel choir. She continued her studies in Pittsburgh, PA at Carnegie Melon University combining her passion for singing and performance in Musical Theater. Today, Cristina’s breadth in musical training allows her to move like a chameleon across genres, singing everything from folk, to funk, and more recently, electronic dance music. As the main vocalist for Tritonal, Cristina’s ethereal vocals play an instrumental role in bringing the trio’s melodic, yet progressive trance to the forefront of the dance music scene.
Tritonal’s first performance with Cristina during SXSW in Austin launched them onto a new path of shows as a trio. On Dec. 31st, 2009, Cristina, Dave, and Chad had the opportunity to open for Ferry Corsten and ring in the New Year at Once in a Blue Moon. This eventually led the three to Moscow for their first International show at the legendary Gatecrasher in 2010. With the release of Tritonal’s debut artist album, Piercing the Quiet, 2011 was an explosive year of touring across the globe. Cristina appeared with Chad and Dave in Korea, Las Vegas, Singapore, and Hawaii. As the extended remix version of PTQ hits the shelves, the radio play and shows continued.
In 2013, Cristina has spent the majority of her time in the studio finding a new musical direction and composing her first solo EP. Look for new material with a fresh look and feel in 2014.