Christina has been performing and researching Jewish music for over twenty years, beginning in Budapest, Hungary in 1993, continuing with a Fulbright grant to Romania to document Jewish music in 1999, and since 2002 with an active research, teaching, and performing career in the US. She is Operations Director of the newly-founded Klezmer Institute. Her current project is compilation of a sheet music folio of Jewish-adjacent Moldavian music, and the digitization and publication of a selection of field recordings from the Fulbright grant period. Other recent work includes examining the connections between Jewish, Bessarabian, and Greek music through a project with Walter Zev Feldman at NYU Abu Dhabi. Christina lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and performs with her chamber klezmer quartet Bivolița. She also performs regularly with Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentschen, the Goldenshtayn Kompaniye, and the Dave Levitt Klezmer Trio. She has been a guest instructor in klezmer accordion and ensemble performance in the US, Canada, and Europe, and will be both musical director and performer in the 2019 Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the 2020 ART Portland productions of the Broadway play “Indecent.”



Bachelor of Arts, History, Pacific Lutheran University, 1991 (Magna Cum Laude)
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Pacific Lutheran University, 1991 (Magan Cum Laude)

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